JOHANNESBURG - The South African Social Security Agency hopes to pay beneficiaries before the end of the month, after delays in the payout of the social distress grant.
Thousands of people face financial difficulties after the agency failed to pay.
Sassa CEO, Busisiwe Memela-Khambule spoke to eNCA about some of those challenges.
"Fortunately, we have engaged treasury, and they have approved that we can do the payments, and we will be paying, particularly for March, as soon as we can. April is in the pipeline for the payment process."
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SASSA encounters March payment delays for SRD R350 grant beneficiaries. Reasons for the delay is monthly validation of beneficiaries as well as the reactivation of the system since receiving confirmation of the funding for the extension. #SASSACARES pic.twitter.com/UC85MlfC7e— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) April 21, 2021
Sassa says its transition from one financial year to the next, as well as the January announcement of the grant's extension, are to blame for non-payments in March and April. CEO Busisiwe Memela Khambule has been reflecting on challenges. She spoke to Thulasizwe Simelane. #eNCA pic.twitter.com/C6NkId0Z8R— eNCA (@eNCA) April 22, 2021