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Early payment of December 2017 social grants

Nov 7, 2017
Early payment of December 2017 social grants

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced that all social grant beneficiaries will receive their December payouts early, from 28 November 2017.

"Funds will become available for collection at ATMs and all other payment channels from 28 November 2017. Payment at SASSA pay points will start on 28 November 2017, except for the points in Western Cape, which commence on 1 December 2017," described Kgomoco Diseko, SASSA National Spokesperson.

"The actual payment dates for pay points are printed on the receipts beneficiaries received with their during November payment.  Funds will be available for collection at ATMs and stores until 22 December. 

"The last date of payments at SASSA cash pay points will be the 15 December 2017."

Diseko said that social grant beneficiaries are reminded to keep their SASSA payment cards and PINs safe and not to share them with anyone.

"They should also take note that the expiry date of their cards has been extended beyond December 2017 and the cards don’t need to be replaced this year," he added.

"The Minister and Deputy Minister of Social Development wishes all social grant beneficiaries and their families a peaceful festive season and a prosperous New Year."