Sassa and Sapo ordered to reach agreement by 17 November

An interministerial committee led by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has intervened in the squabble involving the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (Sapo) to break the deadlock.

Radebe told Parliament that the government will move with speed to resolve the issue. He assured social grants beneficiaries that no cards will expire on 31 December.

EWN Reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger says right now all that exists is the commitment that the Post Office will take over grant distribution. However, this commitment was made a while ago, says Dentlinger.

Jeff Radebe has enforced that commitment that the Post Office will be involved in some shape and form to help take over the payments of grants, but what exactly will the Post office be doing still remains unclear.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

She says the two entities have been ordered to reach an agreement over the distribution of social grants by 17 November.

Sassa and the Sapo are still at loggerheads in terms of the four aspects of the grant distribution. She says Sassa said that Post office cannot handle all four aspects, particularly the banking aspect, and it will be put out to tender by Friday.

We have to wait till next week Friday to see which agreements they reach.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

To hear the rest of the interview, listen below:


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