Sassa beneficiaries breathe a sigh of relief

Sonke calls out the Social Development department for incompetence and delays in payment of social grants to the vulnerable. Thousands of South African Social Security Agency grant beneficiaries were left stranded at automated teller machines last week after not receiving their pay outs due to technical glitches caused by the Postbank. While the bank is responsible for payment of about forty percent of grants to SASSA beneficiaries, this is reported to be the fourth time that the same glitches have occurred in a year. Bafana Khumalo, Co-executive Director of Sonke Gender Justice discussed this with eNCA’s Marcelle Gordon.