Striking Sassa employees have been told to return to work after the labour court gave all parties involved in the wage dispute seven days to begin talks.
The directive forms part of the court's decision on Wednesday to strike the application aimed at stopping the strike from the court roll.
Workers affiliated to the Public Servants Association have been protesting for several weeks now demanding higher salaries.
Departmental heads on Wednesday told Parliament's social development portfolio committee the agency has failed to communicate the problems efficiently with beneficiaries, and that it's them who have to do damage control when Sassa can't pay grants.
Thousands of beneficiaries have had to brave the cold and long queues this week, waiting for Sassa to resolve technical glitches so they can receive their money.
Speaking to Ray White on The Midday Report, National Spokesperson at South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) Kgomoco Diseko insists 'things are getting back to normal'.
Yesterday we increased our capacity up to now. If you haven't received your money today, you are definitely going to get your money the following day. We are busy on a minute by minute basis monitoring and rectifying the situation.— Kgomoco Diseko, National Spokesperson at Sassa
He adds that Sassa welcomes the court judgment as it will help in terms of normalising the situation.
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