Sassa payment agreement to be signed next Friday

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FILE image - an example of the official SASSA MasterCard of which 10-million have been issued to South African social grant beneficiaries.

FILE image - an example of the official SASSA MasterCard of which 10-million have been issued to South African social grant beneficiaries.

CAPE TOWN - There’s been a breakthrough in the social grants impasse.

Government has announced a hybrid payment system between the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the Post Office.

Minister Jeff Radebe said an inter-ministerial committee will fast-track the payment system partnership.

An agreement will be signed next Friday and sent to Parliament the following week.

The exact details of the deal have not yet been revealed.