Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu says plans are in place to prevent long lines at SASSA offices and paypoints, so that people may be in compliance with the Covid-19 health and safety regulations.
To see hundreds of people, many of whom are elderly, sleeping outside SASSA offices over the past few days has angered many South Africans. Which is why Black Sash believes that SASSA should do more so that this does not happen again.
SASSA issues grants to vulnerable South Africans all over. The month of October is about to come to an end so here are the payment dates for the various grants SASSA issues. SASSA has also made an announcement on grant top ups.
SASSA has said when beneficiaries should expect payments for their grants for the rest of the 2020/2021 financial year. SASSA wants those who encounter any incidents of fraud or suspect it to report it immediately.
SASSA has fallen victim to many scams, as criminals have tried to defraud the agency's system. In response to the many attempts of theft, SASSA has created an anti-fraud strategy to crack down on criminals.
According to SASSA, temporary disability grants are only valid for a short period of time. The Democratic Alliance (DA) is now challenging this, as it is calling for the agency to extend the period to allow for more payments to be made.