Over 99 000 grant beneficiaries have yet to collect their new cards

2019-04-17 06:00

THE South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) says there are over 99 000 grant beneficiaries who have not yet collected their new gold cards.

Last December, SASSA completed their switch to a new gold card, effectively swapping over seven million old cards.

However, there are over 99 000 beneficiaries who have not yet presented themselves at a SASSA or Post Office to collect their new cards since then.

According to SASSA, two thirds of social grants go to the child support grant and it isn’t fair on the children for parents to fail to collect the new card because it results in innocent children bearing the brunt and lagging behind in physical and other forms of development created by proper nourishment.

“This is quite concerning, given the fact that failure to collect the new Sassa card on time is to deny yourself a constitutional right to social security,” said SASSA Acting CEO Abraham Mahlangu.

“We once more urge our beneficiaries to visit our offices and collect their cards so that they can be able to provide for their families and especially children.”

Sassa said if social grant beneficiaries are not collected in three successive months it can be assumed that they have perhaps found a source of income.

Beneficiaries are requested to report to SASSA if their economic conditions change, so that their grants can be cancelled and SASSA can open access to other poor people on the waiting list.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

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.

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
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.