SASSA to trial online portal for grant applications

SASSA is dragging itself into the 21st century by launching a facility whereby applicants can now register for certain social grants online, with the pilot model now offering application portals various grants. Coupled with other new payment features available to beneficiaries on their website, SASSA is aiming to reduce instances in which long queues form at Post Offices around the country, where some beneficiaries leave empty handed.

Sassa spokesperson, Shivani Wahab joins us now