SASSA Card U-Turn | Existing Cards Valid Until 2024. Amidst concerns of impending card expirations, SASSA affirms the continued validity of existing cards throughout 2024.
Extension of Validity
Initially, SASSA directed cardholders to renew their cards by December 31, 2023. However, a recent administrative adjustment by SASSA extends the use of current cards until further notice.
SASSA Gold Cards and 2024 Renewal
Contrary to the earlier plan of replacing SASSA gold cards with black ones in 2024, the expiration date is no longer applicable, and the cards remain valid until government notification.
Reassurance from Dr. Bongani Diako
Dr. Bongani Diako of Postbank reassures beneficiaries that the expiring gold cards for 2024 will stay in circulation, emphasizing that there’s no need for card replacement despite misleading reports and scams.
Authorized Replacement by Postbank
Diako underscores that Postbank is the sole institution authorized to replace the gold cards, and beneficiaries should rely only on official channels for card-related matters.
Usage and Accessibility
Beneficiaries can continue to use their SASSA cards at various ATMs and retailers, including Boxer, Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Usave, and Spar. The SASSA Moya mobile app offers additional convenience for smartphone users.
SASSA cards enable a variety of transactions, including free withdrawals at retail shops, access to bank statements, and balance inquiries.
Official Payment Dates for 2024
Official SASSA payment dates for 2024, covering Older Persons Grants, Disability Grants, and Children’s Grants, have been provided. Beneficiaries are reminded that payments may take 2–3 days to reflect.
Relief for Grant Recipients
The confirmation of the continued validity of existing gold cards in 2024 provides relief to grant recipients, ensuring uninterrupted access to essential funds.