JOHANNESBURG - The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has upgraded its IT systems.
The agency says they hope this will help them identify fraudsters.
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It says those who try to get the R350 grants illegally will be arrested.
Meanwhile, Sassa has, to date. paid 6 million out of 14 million applicants of the grant have been paid.
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A total of 6 million out of 14 million social relief of distress grant applicants have been paid. That includes 1.6 million people who have chosen cardless ATM options to receive the R350 payout. #eNCA #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/vC974VlMkA— eNCA (@eNCA) October 3, 2021