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[LISTEN] How Post Office plans to pay social grants

Post Office CEO Mark Barnes says the new agreement with the Sassa is a step forward towards sensible outcomes.

JOHANNESBURG - Post Office CEO Mark Barnes says the coming together of arms of state to distribute social grants makes economic, commercial and strategic sense.

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced on Sunday that the Social Security Agency of South Africa (Sassa) had struck a deal with the Post Office which will entail grants being issued through a channel of the beneficiaries' choice, including commercial banks, Postbank and other legally registered informal traders like spaza shops.

On the question of the Post Office’s shortcomings, Barnes says people need to differentiate between the delivery of letters and the delivering of money.

Listen to the audio above for more.

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