Tuesday, August 16, 2022

SASSA in Khayelitsha now houses at Kuyasa Sub-council office.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) in Khayelitsha will temporarily be located at the Kuyasa Sub-council office. 

The agency in Khayelitsha reopened on 3 August, after there was a temporary service interruption as SASSA had to seek alternate premises in the area. SASSA does not own any sites in Khayelitsha

The City of Cape Town announced that it has reached an agreement with SASSA to a three-year lease of two floors in the Kuyasa office from 1 September 2022.

Mayco member for Economic Growth, James Vos, says under the lease agreement, a refurbishment of the space is planned.

‘’This was in response to an appeal from Sassa for the use of premises to provide its services to some of Cape Town's most vulnerable residents. In July, the agency suddenly closed its office next to the Khayelitsha Mall, leaving beneficiaries in the area unclear as to when or how they would access grants.’’

‘’Following the closure, officials from the City's Property Management Department met with representatives from Sassa to come up with a solution. The future expansion of the Sassa office at the Kuyasa facility is also being investigated,’’ added Vos.

 

PICTURE: SASSA

Done by: Mitchum George

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