The over 10 million unemployed South Africans benefitting from the R350 COVID-19 relief grant will now have greater accessibility as the Shoprite Group has stepped in to make grant payments available at its 1 286 supermarkets across South Africa.
Following the extension of the grant for another 12 months, customers can now access it at the till point in any Shoprite, Checkers, Usave and selected OK Foods supermarkets nationally. This enables customers to receive their grants, buy essential groceries and pay their bills in a single location.
To collect the grant from any Shoprite, Checkers, Usave or selected OK Foods, customers simply need to provide their ID and cellphone number.
It must be the same cellphone number with which they registered on the SASSA database, as a confirmation OTP will be sent to this number to prevent fraud.
Grants are available this month for all customers who have already registered online or at the Post Office. In-store registrations are not available.
Approved recipients of the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant can collect their benefit from Pick n Pay and Boxer stores nationwide from Wednesday, 22 September.
Pick n Pay and Boxer are the first retailers to become a collection point for the SRD grant.
“Pick n Pay and Boxer are proud to assist grant beneficiaries access their funds more conveniently and safely, ensuring they receive much needed relief quicker than before,” says John Bradshaw, retail executive: Omnichannel, Pick n Pay.