Sassa re-registration going smoothly

The South African Social Security Agency says the re-registration of grant beneficiaries is going well.

The South African Social Security Agency says the re-registration of grant beneficiaries is going well.

CAPE TOWN - The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) on Friday said it was pleased with the re-registration process of grant beneficiaries.

Currently, more than four million South Africans who receive a monthly grant have added their fingerprints and photographs to a new national payment data base.

A further five million are expected re-register in the next few months.

Sassa CEO Virginia Petersen believes people are heeding calls to register their details as soon as possible.

"Sassa is thankful that our beneficiaries have come out in their numbers to re-register."

The re-registration process is aimed at rooting out corruption in the social grant system.

People were urged to bring their identity documents and their children's birth certificates to re-register.