South Africa has a well-established social welfare system and over 17 million people benefit from social grants each month. Over 12 million of these are Child Support Grants, 3 million are Older Person’s Grants and 1 million are Disability Grants. Social grants are administered by the South African Social Security Agency, known as SASSA.
Section 27 of the Constitution recognises the right of everyone to “social security, including, if they are unable to support themselves and their dependents, appropriate social assistance”. If you have been approved to receive a social grant, there are two options for payment - dowload a flyer or watch a video to find out more about these options.