SASSA has apologized for the undue delay in the payment of the SRD grant especially for the month of March.
The CEO of SASSA made this known during an interview stating the reasons beyond their control.
She explained :
“A delay in the payments of the COVID-19 social relief grant for the months of March and April 2021 is being experienced due to the
transition in government
financial years. The end of
March is the end of the financial year for government and various administrative tasks are required before any payments which relate to the previous financial year can be
made. SASSA is currently busy with these end of financial year tasks which has delayed payment.” – SASSA CEO – Totsie Memela
In other statements SASSA has attributed the reactivation of the SRD grant extension and monthly validation of applicants eligibility to be other factors.
SASSA encounters March payment delays for SRD R350 grant beneficiaries. Reasons for the delay is monthly validation of beneficiaries as well as the reactivation of the system since receiving confirmation of the funding for the extension. #SASSACARES