23 March 2021 - NW303
Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Social Development
(1)What (a) is the total number of towns that do not have a physical SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) access point or office in the Northern Cape and (b) will she furnish Mrs G Opperman with a list of the specified towns; (2) what are the reasons that Loeriesfontein in the Hantam Local Municipality does not have a SASSA office despite many beneficiaries living there?
1(a) currently, there are Seven (7) towns that do not have a physical SASSA access point or office in the Northern Cape.
(b) These are Okiep, Concordia, Nababeep, Carolusberg, Matjieskloof, Fonteintjie and Kleinzee
2. Loeriesfontein is a small town with a population of 2 744 people (Census 2011) and 855 social grant beneficiaries. The town is serviced by the Niewoudtville SASSA Local office staff who visit the area on a weekly basis. On average, 10 -15 people visit the SASSA office per week therefore the weekly visits by the Niewoudtville local office staff is sufficient to take care of the needs of the people of Loeriesfontein.