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postoffice thumb100 ANA reports that the SA Post Office (Sapo) on Wednesday assured social grant beneficiaries that the strike involving some SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) employees was not having an impact on the grant payments for October, which were currently under way.  

Sapo said its outlets nationally were making payments and operating normally.  “The Sapo will continue to pay social grants recipients according to schedule despite the reports of some Sassa employees going on strike.  The Post Office’s social grant payment systems operate independently from those of Sassa once the payments files have been transferred to the Post Office, as is presently the case.  In addition, the payments are done by Sapo employees, who are not affected by the strike,” said Sapo spokesperson Bongani Diako.  Meanwhile, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) was protesting the overall processing of social grants disbursements, arguing that the migration of the payment system from Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to Sapo was done unilaterally by the department.  It stated that the new system introduced a raft of challenges which did not form part of the job description for administrative workers and for which they were neither trained nor compensated.

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