WHERE CAN I USE MY SASSA CARD
You can use your SASSA Card for purchases at any store where
MasterCard is accepted.
A cashier or store assistant will insert your card into a point-ofsale device and you will be requested to enter your PIN.
Keep all receipts as proof of your purchase.
HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY I HAVE ON MY SASSA CARD
You can request a balance enquiry –
at SASSA cash pay-points, free of charge;
through the CPS Call Centre on 0800 600 160 (toll free from a landline);
at participating stores, free of charge;
at ATMs at normal bank charges; or
at non-participating stores at normal transaction costs.
DO I HAVE ANY TRANSACTION AMOUNT LIMITS
Transaction amount limits depend on the documentation received from you on registration. If you provided a copy of your identity document and proof of where you stay, you are only limited to R 5,000 for ATM withdrawals. However, if you only provided a copy of your identity document and no proof of where you stay, you can only spend R5, 000.00 a day or R25, 000.00 in a month in South Africa and you can’t have more than R25, 000.00 in your account. If any of your
transactions in one 24 hour calendar day puts you over the R5,000 daily limit, the transaction will fail and you will get an SMS telling you that you have to report to your nearest SASSA office with your identity document and proof of where you stay. Your account will not be blocked and you will be able to transact again the next day.
Proof of where you stay includes a utility bill e.g. electricity or water bill, a recent municipal rates / tax invoice, a recent bank statement or financial statement from another financial institution or a current lease agreement. The document must be less than 3 months old and show your name and your home address. Contact the CPS Call Centre on 0800 600 160 (toll free from a landline) if you are uncertain.