Sassa pleased with payments

2017-04-05 06:04

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) in the Free State says payments of grants are on track and is certain of reaching 989 754 beneficiaries.

Sandy Godlwana, communication and marketing manager, says grant payments have proceeded smoothly since Friday (31/03). She says payments were done through ATMs and merchants and that 297 596 beneficiaries withdrew their money. She also says that grant payments were done at the usual community pay points, adding that this will continue up until 20 April.

“Sassa pay points operate as normal and recipients are encouraged to go on their respective days and respective pay points as indicated on the slips they received last month,” she says.

Godlwana says social grants will not be paid on 14 April on Good Friday and 17 April on Easter Monday.

She says three unfortunate incidents were reported in the Free State last Saturday (01/04) in Bloemfontein and Botshabelo. She says in Bloemfontein a beneficiary was robbed of his card in Rocklands and R800 was withdrawn in the process. The second incident was recorded in Navalsig where the beneficiary had his card swallowed by an ATM.

“The suspicion is that he had forgotten his pin number and made several attempts, after which the card was swallowed.”

Godlwana says both affected persons have been assisted with parcels. She says the incident in Botshabelo involves a robbery at a supermarket where money was reported as stolen.

“No people were injured and clients had to be directed to other merchants.”

Godlwana says teams of managers from Sassa have been deployed at all the five districts in the Free State to assist and ensure smooth running of payments of grants.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

Embracing sustainability in tobacco agriculture

In Sub-Saharan Africa, farming represents a subsistence lifestyle for millions of people. In recent years though, the development of farming into an economic activity has made a real change in how the land is used in providing for the population.

/Africa
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.