Stop SASSA-CPS Debits Campaign

Feb. 13, 2014 (6 years, 1 month ago)


The Black Sash, along with partner organisations and supporters of the STOP SASSA-CPS DEBITS CAMPAIGN, met with government officials to register the extent and impact of crisis facing millions of SASSA beneficiaries and their households. Our meeting on 29 January 2014, at Khotso House in Johannesburg, was the start of a sustained campaign to demand corrective responses and actions to the unauthorised, undocumented and unlawful debit deductions from the bank account of social grant beneficiaries. The gathering considered correspondence from the Minister of Social Development, communication with the Department of Trade and Industry, and direct engagements with senior staff of the National Treasury, National Credit Regulator and the Public Protector to carve a way forward.

Read more about the extent of the problem and how endemic it is, how community advice offices extend assistance, and what our campaign demands are.

If you are having difficulties with deductions from your grants, please contact the Helpline on 072-66 33 739 or email


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