Those who were awarded the R350 grant have been cautioned that they may have difficulty accessing critical SASSA sites within the next several weeks since the agency will be taking some of its services offline in order to perform necessary ICT repairs.
When will there be maintenance performed on the SASSA website?
The public was alerted by SASSA of future 'downtimes,' which will begin at the end of May and continue through late June. Claimants of the R350 award will be particularly impacted by these repairs, and they will be advised to refrain from accessing their respective SRD websites DURING THESE TIMES:
Beginning at 17:00 on Friday, May 27, and continuing through 23:00 on Sunday, May 29.
Beginning at 17:00 on Friday, June 10, and continuing through 23:00 on Sunday, June 12
Dates for making payments on the R350 grant are from 17:00 on Friday the 24th of June to 23:00 on Sunday the 26th of June 2022.
The subsequent batch of funds from SASSA will become accessible on Thursday, June 2, but the R350 grant won't be made available until the following Tuesday, June 7th. Beneficiaries are, as a result, strongly encouraged to check their status well in advance of the weekend of June 10th.
In a statement that was released earlier today regarding the problem, SASSA expressed regret for any inconvenience that the upcoming maintenance is anticipated to cause. The service reportedly experienced disruptions over the weekend, and it appears that certain claimants will have to go through this process a total of three more times during the next month.
"It is important that you are aware that the Information and Communications Technology department will be performing a number of system and infrastructure maintenance tasks over the course of the next four weekends. The dates will be valid for the last weekend in May as well as the first and second weekends of June.
"Those who are eligible for benefits should take note that the SRD Website will be inaccessible during the aforementioned times. We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for any potential disruption that this maintenance may create.
You will not be able to use the R350 grant services during the full range of dates and times that are detailed in the following official press statement from SASSA:
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