- South Africans are not impressed with SASSA
- Only 10 people have received the R350 social grant relief payment
- They have taken to social media to voice their disappointment
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So far only 10 people have received the R350 social relief grant that the government has promised. They have responded and explained why the process is taking so long.
“We’ve had 4.9 million applications received. Upon receiving the applications, we have to ensure there are no duplications from people trying to “double-up”. We then have to check if our applicants receive any other social grants. We then send that data to SARS, and that’s why the process takes so long.”
“Last week we did a test run, and paid. We’ve sent SMS messages to over 100 000 people who are ready to receive the funds, and over time this process will become quicker. As soon as their data is loaded, we will be paying them on Friday. But, as of this moment, we had only paid 10 (ten) people this week as a test.”
However, people are still not impressed and people on social media have voiced their disappointment:
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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a Cape Town woman has shared the heartbreaking story of how she slept outside with her infant and waited for two days waiting to apply for a SASSA grant.
Taylin Andreas from Ravensmead is a 19-year-old single mother who wanted to apply for a child support grant for her 17-month-old child. In a report by GroundUp, the woman said that she was given an application form on Wednesday but needed an affidavit. When she returned to the offices the next day, she had to re-join the long queue.
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