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The South African Social Security Agency is warning beneficiaries and applicants against providing their personal information to fraudsters posing as SASSA and offering fake grants to vulnerable citizens. 

SASSA has stated that it would be adding more provinces to its online system soon. This comes after they recently launched an online booking system for the assessment of Disability Grants which is currently only piloted and working in the Western Cape. 

SASSA's new online booking system means no more long queues. Grant holders are now able to use the online system to book medical assessments, dodging the endless queues and long waits. Here we have all the information on the hows and whats of SASSA's online booking system.

SASSA has implemented a new online booking service to cutdown on long lines and time, while adhering to Coivd-19 protocols. The online booking system is available now on a platform called GovChat, ready to assist you. 

The R350 grant will be coming to an end at the end of April. The Black Sash has called on government to not put an end to the grant. 

SASSA has discovered a high number of temporary disability grant holders in the Western Cape. They are conducting research with The University of Cape Town, to understand the reason behind the abnormally high numbers.

To avoid fraud, SASSA considers a random selection of applications each month to do internal verification and quality assurance. Once the process is completed the applicants who qualify will be processed, whereas others will be 'referred' or declined.

Did you know that if SASSA rejected you when you applied to benefit from the R350 grant, you can appeal and possibly be funded? However, if you don't appeal, you won't get a second chance due to a lack of funds.

SASSA has said when beneficiaries should expect payments for their grants for 2021/2022 financial year. SASSA wants those who encounter any incidents of fraud or suspect it to report it immediately.

Social grants will reduce by 2.2% in the next three years according to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni who announced this in his budget speech. Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says that her department understands the fiscal constraints which Treasury has had to deal with. 


Virtual medical assessments will speed up the process, Western Cape legislature told.

By Mary-Anne Gontsana

Due to SASSA beneficiaries having to wait in long queues for their Special COVID-19 SRD grants, the South African Post Office has decided to implement a system to decrease the waiting time for these beneficiaries.

After SASSA's Temporary Disability Grant lapsed on 31 December 2020, beneficiaries of this grant have been told to re-apply for 2021. Keep reading to find out how to do so. 

Recently, SASSA's CEO Totsie Memela conducted monitoring and compliance visits to Western Cape local offices.


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has said that no new applications for the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant will be considered after 31 January.

Fake news has been uploaded on Facebook about the 2021 SASSA Internship program. SASSA clears the air.

SASSA decided to cancel child support grants for people who were battling to get IDs and birth certificates, however, the UCT Children's Institute appeals to SASSA to reinstate the grants.

Thousands of SASSA disability grant beneficiaries who have reapplied have now had their applications reassessed. This follows heaps of criticisms being targeted at the agency.

SASSA has decided to make things easier by allowing beneficiaries to update their personal details on their website. Follow these steps to find out how you can update your personal details on SASSA's website.

If you want to register an online SASSA account, keep reading to find out how to do so.