The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says it will do a thorough check on the beneficiaries who did not register for social grants, to find out whether they were fraudulently registered previously.
SASSA chief executive officer, Virginia Peterson, states that there are more than 470 000 beneficiaries who failed to register during the re-registration period for social grants.
Peterson says that SASSA, which has already issued its new Debit Master Card to 10 million beneficiaries, announced that, "We are now dealing with fraud and corruption in government by biometrically enrolling the staff who make the applications. This system in itself has assisted us."
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