The SASSA MasterCard cards have biometric funtionality, including voice recognition and fingerprint identification, which means that the money can only be accessed by the approved beneficiary. The new electronic disbursement system also saves the goverment money: before using the cards, each social welfare payment cost SASSA R33. Under the new system, it costs R16.44 per payment. Just about cut in half!
In this edition of Morning Brew, hear from Ann Cairns, president International Markets, and Virginia Peterson, CEO of SASSA.
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