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Parliament, Saturday 18 March 2017 – The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development is advising and making a call to all social grant beneficiaries to halt exchanging their South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) cards or receiving any other card for accessing their social grants up until the Committee has been informed by Sassa officials particularly the Chief Executive Officer of Sassa of this process.

The Chairperson of the Committee has been made aware of a process where grant beneficiaries are requested to exchange their Sassa cards.

This is due to the current state of illegal deductions and also due to the Constitutional Court judgement that has instructed Sassa and the Department of Social Development to protect the database of Sassa grant beneficiaries and the usage of Sassa cards for payment only and nothing else.

ISSUED BY PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, MS ZOLEKA CAPA

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