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Some beneficiaries yet to receive grant money

The Social Development Department has moved to remind beneficiaries who receive their grants at pay points that they will be paid from 3 April.

FILE: Pensioners queue outside of a supermarket in Mitchells Plain to collect their Sassa grants. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Social Development Department has moved to remind beneficiaries who receive their grants at pay points that they will be paid from 3 April.

The department says more than 2.6 million beneficiaries have already accessed their social grants countrywide.

Despite the paying out of grants, the department has refused to comment on the Constitutional Court deadline missed by Minister Bathabile Dlamini on Friday.

Dlamini was ordered by the court to explain why she shouldn't be held personally liable and pay costs from her own pocket for the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) payment crisis.

The department’s Lumka Oliphant says, “We’ve received about 1,500 enquiries. Our call centre will be open on Monday for people who might have questions about their money.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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