The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) announced late on Thursday that some of its key electronic services are offline.
The agency apologised for the system downtime.
Apologies we are offline for the following services: Bank details upload, status checking on the Website, Web applications. Our technicians are working to resolve the problem. If you get this screen please ignore and try again tomorrow #day70oflockdown @GovernmentZA @The_DSD pic.twitter.com/hYJpmvqE56
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) June 4, 2020
Many applicants for the R350 COVID-19 Grant were frustrated by the message and voiced their anger on Twitter:
Sad thing is this was announced in April and we in June 😢.
But we haven’t received anything.
They should’ve paid at least 80% of the people but ke only 2% 🙄
— IG: PaulMaphologela (@PaulMaphologela) June 4, 2020
I wonder how many more technical glitches can we expect before we get this R350 pic.twitter.com/DGCuAuxWoN
— Neliswa🍃 (@Roseneliswa) June 4, 2020
@MissMPKM wrote: “What do I do if I don’t have food?? I thought this R350 was to support the unemployed? Why then can’t we get help on time?”