SASSA takes services to rural Marapyane

In an effort to deal with the high level of unemployment in the area, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) in Mpumalanga will today take its services to the Marapyane community located within the Nkangala District.

According to SASSA, most of the communities in the area and the surroundings are dependent on social grants for survival.

The agency said their services will be offered during the Integrated Community Registration Outreach (ICROP).

“Communities will have full access to all SASSA services and get an opportunity to apply for social grants. Beneficiaries who wish to change the payment method to their banks of choice will be assisted on the spot. All spheres of government, relevant stakeholders and financial institutions will be available to offer their services,” SASSA said.

The agency explained that it was taking its services to Marapyane because there is a temporal service point that operates from Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 15:00.

This service point provides services to five out of 31 wards with a total of 17 villages within a 30km radius.

“As a result, the local office saw the need to conduct an ICROP with the intention of to reducing the intake backlog, overcrowding and long traveling distances by clients to other nearby SASSA offices,” the agency said.

For more information clients can contact the toll free number during working days/hours on 0800 60 10 11, or Whatsapp 082 046 8553. –

Source: South African Government News Agency