Limpopo MEC for Social Development Mme. Nkakareng Rakgoale has urged recipients of special COVID-19 SRD grant at post offices to always adhere to social distancing to help eliminate the risk of contracting COVID-19.
MEC Rakgoale was speaking at the Westenburg Post Office where she was on a fact-finding mission following allegations of racism. It was alleged that recipients of the R350.00 special grants were queuing according to their race, an allegation found to be untrue. She proceeded to the Cycad Centre to also monitor compliance with COVID-19 regulations, as the post office is experiencing long queues like in many parts of the province.
Meanwhile, SASSA will once again open its system for approved applicants to change their preferred method of payment for the special COVID-19 SRD grant. The window period is scheduled for Monday 31 August to Sunday 06 September 2020, 24 hours a day. During this period, beneficiaries can change from receiving their grants at the post office to receiving them through their personal bank accounts. They may also change from one bank to another if they prefer to. Approved beneficiaries of the grant can change their payment method by visiting https://srd.sassa.gov.za during this period.