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SASSA Updates Parliament on Social Grants

Department of Social Development

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has, in conjunction with the South African Post Office (SAPO), declared a “significant state of readiness” for the SAPO to start paying social grants.

In a statement, the two entities assured South Africans that social grants will be paid from 1 April 2018.

Children’s Amendment Act in Effect

The Presidency

The Children’s Amendment Act and the Children’s Second Amendment Act are in effect.

President Zuma assented to both acts at the beginning of 2017.

Agreement on New Social Grants Payment System in Place

Government Communication and Information System

An agreement between the South African Post Office (SAPO) and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is in place to facilitate a new grants payment system.

Minister in the presidency, Jeff Radebe, recently announced this during a briefing on the Comprehensive Social Security Report.

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