Residents express concern over SASSA deductions

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MEC of Social Development Mamiki Qabathe, visited QwaQwa earlier this week to discuss SASSA related issues with residents of Tseki village. The visit was a part of the department’s Integrated Community Registration Outreach Programme.

Community members touched on personal issues of unexplained deductions on the new SASSA card, shortage of social workers in the area as well as water shortages.

According to spokesperson Sandy Godlwana, the programme initiated by SASSA aims to create a one stop station where various government departments bring services to the poorest of the poor communities who somehow are not able to reach government services.

The MEC Qabathe brought together services such as the Department of Home Affairs, South African Police Service (SAPS), Social Development District and The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to QwaQwa.

She expressed that plans are in place for a truck that will include personnel from all departments under Social Development to visit the area to ensure comprehensive service is provided during such outreach programmes.

Nomaqhawe Mtebele

nomaqhawe@mahareng.co.za