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President Zuma meets ministers over social grants payments

President Jacob Zuma, this afternoon, 4 March 2017, met the Ministers of Finance and Social Development to receive a progress report on the readiness to pay social grant beneficiaries from 1 April 2017.

Today's meeting follows other briefings that the President has received on the matter.

The President is of the view that the matters are solvable. He has directed the two Ministers to mandate their technical teams to work on the outstanding issues in order to ensure that social grant beneficiaries receive their grants on the 1st of April.

The Ministers will keep the President briefed on progress. They assured the President that everything possible will be done to find solutions.

Enquires: Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on 082 308 9373 or

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