MEC to ad­dress Sassa de­lays

The New Age (KwaZulu-Natal) - - News - NA­DINE FORD-KRITZINGER nadinef@the­newage.co.za

THE West­ern Cape MEC for so­cial de­vel­op­ment, Al­bert Fritz, this week an­nounced that he would be seek­ing an ur­gent meet­ing with the min­is­ter of so­cial de­vel­op­ment to ad­dress the non-de­liv­ery of dis­as­ter re­lief ser­vices in the prov­ince by the South African So­cial Se­cu­rity Agency (Sassa).

The an­nounce­ment comes af­ter the MEC noted the de­lays in ser­vice de­liv­ery to res­i­dents who were af­fected by fire just out­side Cape Town.

The MEC plans to write to the min­is­ter this week to re­quest a meet­ing and get clar­ity on what steps would be taken to ad­dress non-de­liv­ery by Sassa. “I will seek an ur­gent meet­ing with the Min­is­ter of So­cial De­vel­op­ment, Su­san Sha­bangu.

“It is con­cern­ing to note a grow­ing trend in com­mu­ni­ties across the prov­ince which have ex­pe­ri­enced ser­vice de­liv­ery de­lays or have been left unas­sisted by Sassa af­ter a ma­jor in­ci­dent or dis­as­ter.

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