Today's Big Stories

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.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Stats SA's household survey shows growing dependence on state coffers to get by

Stats SA's household survey shows growing dependence on state coffers to get by

More people continue to rely on state coffers as the percentage of individuals that benefited from social grants increase.

Minister Dlamini halts exploitation of welfare recipients by private insurers

Minister Dlamini halts exploitation of welfare recipients by private insurers

Minister Bathabile Dlamini made amendments to the Social Assistance Act, putting an end to unauthorised deductions on Social grants

Social development stops illegal deductions off Sassa grants

Social development stops illegal deductions off Sassa grants

Social Development Minister announces regulations to stop illegal deductions of Sassa grants.

Is it right to use SASSA for commercial gain?

Is it right to use SASSA for commercial gain?

John Robbie explores the use of state intellectual property for commercial ends in light of a trend of luring beneficiaries into buying products with their SASSA cards.

Pensioners: Beware of dodgy credit providers

Pensioners: Beware of dodgy credit providers

SASSA's Frank Earl speaks to John about educating pensioners about illegal or immoral deductions on their pension.

The plight of SA's pensioners put under the spotlight

The plight of SA's pensioners put under the spotlight

Pensioners across the country struggle to make ends meet and added deductions make getting by on social grants more difficult.

Grants make people lazy and dependent on the government. Myth or fact?

Grants make people lazy and dependent on the government. Myth or fact?

Africa Check released a fact sheet busting myths surrounding South African social grants.

Popular articles
Eek! Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille goes door-to-door to scold water-wasters

Eek! Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille goes door-to-door to scold water-wasters

Water wasters, beware! The Cape Town Mayor has had enough of you. And she’ll tell you in your face…

Why the iconic Nokia 3310 is so appealing (and making a comeback!)

Why the iconic Nokia 3310 is so appealing (and making a comeback!)

The most resilient and reliable phone ever made is making a comeback and some are saying it's long overdue. Here's why.

I have suffered backlash from white people (and black people) - Kasi Mlungu

I have suffered backlash from white people (and black people) - Kasi Mlungu

Anita Ronge, famously known as Kasi Mlungu, talks music career, race and township lifestyle with Eusebius McKaiser.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.