Sassa spokesperson Kgomotso Diseko said: “There were minor technological hiccups at the beginning of July when we started the pilot with Sapo.
“They have been resolved and the payment system has been optimised. It is running at industry-standard levels and ready for the October and subsequent payment periods,” Diseko said.
However, beneficiaries living in areas far from banking services will continue to be paid at Sassa paypoints, while they have the option of visiting their nearest post office where they will receive their payouts in full.
Diseko also told Weekend Argus that more than 6.7million beneficiaries had their cards swopped and are in possession of the new gold Sassa card.