As it is the festive season, many companies have closed their doors for the summer holidays. The Post Office will now stay open through December to assist SASSA SRD grant beneficiaries.
It will be business as usual for all South African Post Office (Sapo) branches, as they will be open on weekdays and Saturday mornings throughout the festive season.
On 17 December 2012, Sapo released a statement which read, “The majority of post office branches are closed on Sundays and public holidays, while some selected branches in shopping centres are open on Sundays and public holidays”.
The Post Office continued to say:
Post offices throughout the country play a central role in the payment of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grants to citizens, who are the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic downturn.
It’s important for beneficiaries to remember that the last three digits of the beneficiary’s ID number determine the date on which he or she can visit a post office branch to collect his or her grant.
Here are the payment dates for SRD grant beneficiaries:
- 22 December – 081 & 086
- 23 December – 082 & 087
- 28 December – 083 & 088
- 29 December – 084 & 089
- 30 December – 080 & 085
No payments will be made on the 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 31st of December.
The first week of every month is reserved for the payment of SASSA grants to the elderly and disabled, as well as child support grants.
SRD grant beneficiaries are advised to visit a post office branch only after they have received an SMS informing them that the grant is available.
In an event of a beneficiary’s cellphone being used to apply for one grant only, they can also receive the grant from any Pick ‘n Pay or Boxer supermarket.
— SA Post Office (@PostofficeSa) December 21, 2021