South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) beneficiaries who usually withdraw their grants at a South African Post Office (Sapo) branch, have been advised to consider withdrawing their social grants at a supermarket or ATM this month.
This comes as some post office branches are expected to have insufficient cash.
“It should be noted that the majority of SASSA grants for the month of May have been paid. Tuesday 3 May was reserved for paying Older Persons’ Grants, Wednesday 4 May for Disability Grants, and Thursday 5 May for Children’s Grants.
“The arrangement therefore applies to remaining beneficiaries who receive the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) grant and beneficiaries who use cash pay points,” the post office said.
For beneficiaries who use the gold SASSA card issued by Postbank to get their social grants, withdrawals at a supermarket are free of any commission.
They can also swipe the card to pay for any purchases, and all swipes are free of commission.