New Sassa gold card comes into effect

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File: The new South African Social Security Agency gold card.

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JOHANNESBURG - The new Sassa gold card comes into effect on Monday as the South African Post Office takes over the payment of social grants.

Beneficiaries will now get their full grant without incurring additional charges.

The post office takes over from Cash Payment Services (CPS).

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The Constitutional Court last year ordered the Social Development Department to find a new distributor.

CPS has long been accused of taking advantage of the poor.