23 March 2021 - NW304
Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Social Development
What (a) is the monthly amount of (i) petrol and (ii) vehicle maintenance for the visits of the departmental official to Loeriesfontein, (b) is the number of times that the SA Social Security Agency official, who handles grant applications, visit Loeriesfontein in each month, (c) is the ratio for an official to grant beneficiaries for Loeriesfontein and (d) number of beneficiaries are helped on a daily basis or during each visit?
a) The average monthly amount for petrol is
(i) R4 366.00
(ii) Maintenance is performed annually at an average cost of R7 000 if the vehicle is out of warranty.
b) The officials of Nieuwoudtville Local office visit the Loeriesfontein Service point on a weekly basis. More frequent visits are provided as informed by the number of people who need SASSA services.
c) The ratio is 1: 24 grant applications per day per single staff member
d) The average number of applications per day is between 10 and 15. This may increase to 40 on days when medical assessments are done for the disability related grants.