Social grants blunder: Technical glitch, under-pressure staff to blame for double paying some beneficiaries and non-payment of 450 000 pensioners

The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has blamed Monday’s glitches with regard to grant payments to the elderly and the disabled on being short-staffed during the processing stages. The agency made accidental double payments in some areas and no payments in others, apparently due to glitches in its system as[…]

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How to access a food parcel in the Western Cape

The access to food availability for poor and working-class communities has come into the spotlight since the start of government’s lockdown, aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus in South Africa. The financial burden of people not being able to work during this period, added to the existing state[…]

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Sassa gives clarity on who qualifies for food parcels

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has clarified who qualifies for food parcels during the national lockdown to dispel fake news doing the rounds. Sassa says in a statement that food parcels are provided as temporary relief for those who cannot meet their family’s most basic needs. Those who[…]

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SASSA grant payment dates changed

Lessons learnt from the last payment cycle during the National Lockdown have compelled SASSA to review the payment dates going forward. As from the month of May 2020 disability and Older Persons Grants will be paid from the 4th day of the month. All other grants will be paid from[…]

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