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SASSA Clarifies Reports of 74,000 Deceased Grant Recipients

PRETORIA – The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has clarified that the recently reported 74,000 deceased grant recipients were not all “ghost accounts” due to corruption. SASSA spokesperson said the majority of premature payments made to deceased beneficiaries is due timing issues between when a death gets reported versus when SASSA extracts monthly payments.

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information should be included when reporting a payment glitch to sassa

When reporting a payment glitch to SASSA, beneficiaries should provide the following information: By providing this information, beneficiaries can help SASSA to identify and address the payment glitch promptly, ensuring that they receive the support they are entitled to. Ruth Arendse Greetings, I am Ruth Arendse, a dedicated writer and advocate located in South Africa.

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Hijacked Cell Numbers Cut Off South Africans from Welfare Aid

Johannesburg – An alarming new fraud scheme is blocking needy South Africans from receiving their R350 monthly relief grants, by illicitly changing their phone numbers. Over one thousand grant beneficiaries have reported their cell numbers being secretly transferred to other SIM cards without authorization. This disconnects them from SASSA system notifications and payment links, automatically

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SASSA Minister Concludes Outreach, Identifies Improvements

Pretoria – Social Development Minister Lindy wulu concluded her outreach program in momella balanga this week, visiting the local Sasa office to engage with grant beneficiaries. She assessed the effectiveness of the systems used for processing social grants and discussed some of the challenges faced by beneficiaries, according to reporter mui masila. The Minister has

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Nearly 150,000 Social Grant Beneficiaries Fail to Receive January Payments

Johannesburg – Close to 150,000 social grant beneficiaries were unable to access their January payments, according to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi said most of the failed withdrawals at ATMs resulted from a mismatch in account details. He explained that issues arise when the ID number, name, or other

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Demystifying SASSA Child Grant Suspensions – Causes and Next Steps

SASSA Child Grant Suspensions: Child grants lifeline for millions, yet caregivers often face sudden suspensions without reasons. This article unpacks common SASSA child grant suspension triggers like data mismatches, reviews processes to follow, next steps to restore payments through disputes and verifications, and how to mitigate SASSA Child Grant Suspensions risks proactively. The monthly Child

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Lost SASSA Cards Can Be Returned via Police Stations

Pretoria – SASSA has announced a new initiative allowing South Africans who find misplaced or lost SASSA cards to turn them in at their nearest police station. Previously, there was no formal system for returning stray cards, leaving beneficiaries stressed about replacing them and potentially missing grant payments. However, SASSA is now partnering with SAPS

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