Sassa distances itself from social media food parcel form

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The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has distanced itself from a circulating form on social media which claims that online applications for social relief of distress to acquire food parcels can be made.

Sassa says applications can be made through the call centre by contacting 0800 601 011. Alternatively public members can make their request via joint operation centres in their areas.


  1. we are working in the community as R. F. F. to help people in need. I’ve come to know about the food parcel relieve to help people in need, how can we assist in this regard. We are an NPO organization who would want to help and assist in this task.

  2. I applied for food relieve just before lockdown there were outstading documents from my child’s school that was to be submitted when school reopens but unfortunately we were met by lockdown how will I get assistance because we are in need of those parcels

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