Sassa beneficiaries who make use of cards will have to pay a R10 bank charge when they receive their grants each month.
EWN reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger says that Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) used Grindrod Bank when it was dispersing all grants. She adds that through that arrangement there were no bank charges incurred.
Now that CPS will only be doing cash payments for the next 6 months, bank charges are in effect, and its the 5 million Sassa beneficiaries who will have to cough up the cash according to Dentlinger. This is until the Post Office is ready to take over. READ: ConCourt extends Sassa contract with CPS
Sassa are liaising directly with Grindrod Bank, and they have not ironed out the details regarding to bank charges now being charged to beneficiaries.— Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter
Sassa officials telling Parliament today that they hope that this won't be the case for longer than 3 months and they hoping in that time to have ironed out this issue, have spoken to Treasury and the social development department - possibly to reimburse beneficiaries.— Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter
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