SASSA and the South African Post Office have launched new cashless ATMs in Limpopo. The Post Office aims to install 10 000 cashless ATMs.
The cashless ATMs will issue a voucher that can be used by the grant recipient. The voucher can either be exchanged for cash or goods.
Colleen Makhubele, chairperson of the South African post office, spoke at the launch of the cashless ATM in Limpopo.
“The cashless ATM helps decongest current payment points (Post Office branches, ATMs, and retail merchants) by increasing Sassa grants access points, and thus assists government’s social distancing requirements in light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Makhubele.
The ATMs will help many SASSA grant recipients as they will no longer have to travel long distances in order to receive their grant money. Now, they can use the vouchers at local stores in their communities.