The South African Post Office (Sapo) CEO Mark Barnes says the strike by workers is unlikely to impact on social grant payments as it affects mainly postal services and distribution warehouses.
Barnes was at a briefing earlier on Thursday by the Inter-Ministerial Committee that’s ensuring compliance with the Constitutional Court's orders relating to grant payments.
The government is urging the country’s millions of beneficiaries to make the switch from their old cards to the new South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) gold card.
It says Sapo has so far migrated more than 1,8 million beneficiaries to the new Sassa gold card and that the glitches that beset the process earlier this month have been mostly ironed out.
Barnes says the process of issuing new cards may be affected by industrial action.
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