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Friday, June 21, 2024

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) in Mpumalanga and other key government stakeholders will provide services to the Elandshoek community, located on the outskirts of the N4 in Mbombela, today.

According to SASSA, the Integrated Registration Outreach Programme (ICROP) aims to bring services closer to people and ensure that communities have full access to SASSA social grant services.

The Departments of Home Affairs, Health and Social Development and the local municipality will be joining SASSA in their outreach programme. 

“The agency identified this area because it is an informal settlement and transport is costly for clients. This community travels 77 kilometres to reach the SASSA Nelspruit service office. 

“The majority of the Elandshoek community depend on social grants and many are foreigners from Mozambique and Eswatini, some are naturalised citizens and make a living through seasonal employment at the agricultural farms,” the agency explained. 

SASSA will be educating the public to empower them about social grant information. 

“Access and equal opportunity are essential human rights, enshrined in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.” 

The agency will render several services including grant application, Social Relief of Distress Grant (SRD) COVID-19 grant enquiries and change of payment method.

In addition, the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), South African Police Service (SAPS), and the banking institutions will be also servicing the community.

For more information contact the toll-free number during working hours on 0800 60 10 11 or send a WhatsApp message to 082 046 8553. –


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