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Early payment for Sassa grant recipients ahead of elections

Due to the upcoming municipal elections taking place next week, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has moved payment dates earlier to avoid disruption.

Social grant beneficiaries will receive early payment for the month of August between Wednesday 27 July - Friday 29 July.

Sassa's communications manager Shivani Wahab explains that the state agency liased with National Treasury to shift the payment dates to accommodate for voting.

She explains that the changes apply mainly to the Sassa recipients who receive their grant solely via a physical paypoint.

Alternatively, beneficiaries with the branded Sassa cards can access other payment channels such as ATMs and stores, and Sassa approved merchants.

Thereafter, payment at paypoints will resume on August 4 until the last payment date.

To enquire regarding the Sassa paypoints, contact the following number: 021 469 0235.

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