SASSA has observed the circulation of a misleading post on social media that claims that a new grant targeting unemployed youth will be introduced in 2017. to quote from this mischievous piece of writing; "Government is planning to introduce social assistance to unemployed South Africans between the ages of 19 and 59 who do not receive support from government". It is unfortunate that such misinformation is peddled during a time when there is such a high demand for jobs, which begs the question: “what are the real intentions of the author”? Unemployment is a sensitive matter and we find it hard to understand how somebody in their right minds can find joy in misleading so many people, most of whom are desperate for jobs.
On this day, 10 Years ago, the then Minister of Social Development, Dr Zola Skweyiya, launched the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) in Pretoria, Gauteng. The April 01, 2016 birth of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) brought hope to millions of beneficiaries across South Africa. Determined to deliver services in a humane manner with added convenience, SASSA came at an opportune moment.