The agency has less than a week to fully migrate core components of the grants scheme from Cash Paymaster Services, as ordered by the Constitutional Court, to Sapo as agreed in December in 2017.
Sassa Provincial Manager Bandile Maqetuka says they have evaluated the state of readiness in all offices.
“I met with a staff member of Sassa to evaluate our state of readiness for the roll out of the new payment cards as of the 2nd of May 2018. I can confidently confirm that we are more than ready to in all our 51 local offices in the Eastern Cape. We also met with the Post Office. They are also ready. As for the 2nd of May, the post office will be deploying its employees at all local offices to issue the new payment cards to all those who preferred to be paid through the post office arrangement,” Maqetuka says.
See below for when SASSA and SAPO made the social grant agreements official.