Final notice for grant recipients
Sassa will send letters to those who have failed to re-register.
CAPE TOWN - The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) on Wednesday said letters of possible grant suspension would be sent to all beneficiaries who failed to re-register.
An estimated 70,000 people did not register their details in the Western Cape.
The final deadline to do so was on Tuesday.
Sassa introduced a new biometric payment system in 2012 to help uncover fraudulent grant beneficiaries.
Sassa Western Cape Head Waldie Terreblanche said, "It's a final notice and if they fail to respond to it, their grants will in all probability be suspended and cancelled."
A total of 19 million recipients have been re-registered nationally.
During the re-registration, it was found that 44,000 social grants had manually lapsed at the request of the beneficiaries while a further 66,000 grants lapsed due to non-collection.