SASSA assures the students of Ladysmith and surrounding areas that grants will be paid during the transition and beyond

By Phaladi Seakgwe
The South African Social Security Agency joined the department of Public Works and other stakeholders in WasBank, near Ladysmith, Kwa-Zulu Natal to engage with learners from different schools in the area about its services.
SASSA is currently engaged in a communications wide drive to educate and inform current and prospective beneficiaries as well as members of the general public about processes relating to the transition and how this will affect beneficiaries.
Learners are a main target audience because many of them are recipients of social grants through their parents or care givers.
People are interested to know what is going to happen regarding payments of grants since the contract with the current service provider comes to an end on 31 March 2018.
The latest developments relating to the signing of an agreement with the South African Post Office have also generated a lot of interest and SASSA continues to provide assuring messages in this regard and allay fears where they may arise.
Positive messages around the SASSA card are disseminated as well as options available to beneficiaries in terms of the methods they prefer to receive their grants such as the use of banks of their choice.
The crusade is ongoing and it is expected that all platforms available would be used to get the messages across to a diversity of audiences. 

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