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Sassa and Post Office reach agreement on social grants payments

Jeff Radebe says grants will be issued through a channel of the beneficiaries' choice including commercial banks, and other legally registered informal traders.

A Sassa card. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has struck a deal with the Post Office.

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe made the announcement at a briefing in Pretoria.

Radebe says grants will be issued through a channel of the beneficiaries' choice including commercial banks, Postbank and other legally registered informal traders like spaza shops.

Sassa was due to meet a deadline on Friday to provide the Constitutional Court with a takeover plan as its contract with cash paymaster services drew to an end.

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