Sassa grant alert

Pretoria News Weekend - - NEWS -

THE South African So­cial Se­cu­rity Agency (Sassa) yes­ter­day said that it does not pro­vide proof of pay­ment to ben­e­fi­cia­ries to ap­ply for loans with the loan sharks.

“The agency is is­su­ing this warn­ing af­ter numerous calls were re­ceived by the cus­tomer care unit, where ben­e­fi­cia­ries are re­quest­ing proof of pay­ment to ap­ply for loans,” Sassa spokesper­son Sen­zeni Ngubeni said.

“All so­cial grants ben­e­fi­cia­ries must be aware that they are not al­lowed to take loans and make pay­ment with the so­cial grant money.

“The so­cial grant is not for lux­ury life but tar­gets very poor house­holds to al­le­vi­ate poverty. It en­ables ben­e­fi­cia­ries to pur­chase ba­sic needs. – ANA

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