Sassa to re-register grant beneficiaries

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The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) will re-register more than 15 million social grant beneficiaries, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said on Tuesday.

“Sassa is developing a new payment model to be supported by effective administration and management systems, to enable it to directly pay the right social grant to the right person njalo (always),” she said.

“As part of these efforts, Sassa will re-register all its beneficiaries.”

Dlamini was addressing a ministerial cluster briefing in Parliament.

She said the move was part of the agency's bid to rid the system of corruption and ensure that social grants were paid to the right people.

“Sassa has awarded a tender to the Cash Paymaster Services to continue the payment of social grants for the next five years at a reduced cost,” she said.

“While it reaches out to ensure that all eligible persons receive their relevant social grant, this year, Sassa will continue to work hard to eliminate and detect fraud as well as corruption within the social grants system.”

She said government, through the department of social development and Sassa, provided social grants to about 15.3 million South Africans, 10.3 million of whom were children. - Sapa


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Maryna, wrote

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03:56pm on 16 February 2012
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my husband and myself had our pension grants reviewed in January 2012. It was approved once again, and I feel that this is going to be a burden on the overworked personnel and a waste of time and money. Do we have to appy again ?????

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n.g.du Toit, wrote

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07:44pm on 15 February 2012
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are we going to be advised about and when we have to reregister.Last time I registered I was asked for R400.00 to finish registering.Is this also going to be corrupt

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ramavhale TL, wrote

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04:14pm on 15 February 2012
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I WHANT TO KNOW IF U WHERE RECIVING GRANT AND U GET GOOD JOB BY MONTHS END OF APRIL,IS IT IMPORTANT TO COME AND CANCEL BY YOUR OFFICE.

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Rosemary, wrote

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10:34am on 15 February 2012
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I think there needs to be a yearly review of all the disability pensions that are paid out. Before you all get your knickers in a knot, go have a look at all the different types of disabilities one can claim for. But this is just my personal opinion.

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Philly, wrote

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10:11am on 15 February 2012
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This is going to inconvenience the elderly, sick and lame pensioners. Can you come up with a mechanism other than the one you are suggesting. My suggestion is maybe if you can liase with the department of home affairs and check the status of the pensioners, whether they are still alive or deceased. In terms of child support grant the identity numbers of the beneficiaries will suffice.

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