Almost seven million people who rely on the R350 COVID-19 social relief grant will only receive their March payment at the end of April.
South Africans are still having difficulties obtaining the relief grant from SASSA. Late last week the delays in payments were linked to the transition in the administrative financial year-end.
The agency explained that the end of March is the end of the financial year for government and various administrative tasks are required before any payments which fall under the new financial year can be made.
South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi, says they are working around the clock to make sure that the delay of COVID-19 grant payments is resolved before month-end.