Post Office : SASSA grant payment not affected

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Tebogo Msimanga

The SA Post Office assured recipients of social grants that the payment of social grants will continue as normal and will not be affected by the current financial restraints experienced by the Post Office.

In a released statement, Post office said the funds for social grants come from National Treasury through the Department of Social Development and are not funded from the revenue of the SA Post Office.

“The SA Post Office experienced a dramatic reduction in revenue during the lockdown period and is currently looking at ways to improve cash flows” said Post Office Communications head, Johan Kruger.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) called for the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to urgently address persistent failings within its payment systems that leave beneficiaries in distress.

The Department of Social Development, led by Minister Lindiwe Zulu, has been criticised for its delay in distributing R350 grant to unemployed citizens.

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