Regulations on Financial Assistance for TRC Victims Amended

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Amounts flowing from regulations dealing with the provision of financial assistance in respect of basic education to victims identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have been increased.

The regulations came into force in 2014.

The regulations were first published for comment in 2011 in terms of the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act of 1995.

The act established the TRC. Part of the commission’s work involved identifying victims of conflict in pre-1994 South Africa.

The act also instructed the TRC to make recommendations to the president on the granting of reparations to victims.

The regulations flow from the recommendations as considered by the joint committee established by section 27 of the act.

The basic education regulations aim to provide assistance in respect of grade R, general education and further education to a victim and a relative of a victim.

The amount for payment of school fees has been increased to R6299 per annum while the annual gross household income threshold stands at R153 965.

The adjusted amounts kicked in on 1 January 2018.

Sabinet Cape Town Office