Black Sash Media Statements

Black Sash Comment On Looming SASSA New Card Switchover

Media Release

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Black Sash Comment On Looming SASSA New Card Switchover

The Black Sash urgently calls on all SASSA grant beneficiaries – recipients of Child grants, disability grants and old age grants – to waste no time in getting the new, gold SASSA card before 15 December (2018) at SASSA offices or Post Offices.

This is extremely important as beneficiaries will NOT be able to access their grants in January 2019 with the old white SASSA cards which expire in December 2018.

Black Sash National Advocacy Manager Hoodah Abrahams-Fayker: “Beneficiaries should also not give out their ID or pin numbers to anyone making ‘special offers’ or who say they are from SASSA as SASSA has no reason to make special offers to grant beneficiaries or sell any services which would require deductions from grants.”

Beneficiaries can also call the Black Sash helpline if they are experiencing difficulty obtaining the new SASSA card: 072 6633 739.





For Media interviews and soundbytes please call Black Sash National Advocacy Manager:

  • Hoodah Abrahams-Fayker: 072 252 0333 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Issued by Black Sash Communications and Media Manager, An Wentzel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel.: 021 686 6952