You must be well aware of the news-making round in South Africa about a woman defrauding SASSA along with three SASSA officials. If not, there is no way you didn’t overhear about the loanshark ANC councilor who was caught red-handed while withdrawing money from a SASSA bank.
Such frauds are a direct attack on the trust of the citizens, which they behold for state institutes. These fraudsters are ignorant of the agonies of poverty-struck South Africans. In order to enable these financially dependent South African to fight for their rights, the time demands them to keep their eyes open to identify any fraud or corruption which might prevail in their SASSA banks.
In case you doubt such malignant activities, you should waste no second and report to authorities immediately after. That would be your real-life heroic move. By doing so, you are not only doing justice to yourself but also strengthening accountability in your country. Hence, next time you get a whiff of corruption, do not hesitate to inform the authorities of the South African Social Security Agency.
Why Report SASSA Corruption?
It is necessary that the corruption in state-owned entities is reported immediately to the right authorities. The corrupted money causes:
- It sabotages the fight to combat poverty in your country as the money that was originally meant for infrastructure, development, or social welfare is being huffed by corrupt officers.
- Corruption escalates the costs of public services and diminishes the delivery of public services in the country.
- Corruption can also cut down the trust of foreign investors, and foreign investment is scarce.
If you are in a situation where you want to report a state sector or office for its corruption, you can do it anonymously. The public service commission will never demand your personal data from you and will look into the issue by itself.
You can go by many means to report the fraud and corruption you have witnessed in your locality or region. There are multiple ways; one can pick one out of them according to their comfortability and ease. The means of reporting the case are listed below:
- You can call on to the toll-free number of the National Ant-Corruption Hotline; 0800 701 701
- You can fax your complaints and concerns to the toll-free number. The Fax number to submit your reports is: 0800 204 965
- You can also send your complaints to the post office at P.O Box 582, Umhlanga Rocks 4320
- You can send your email to the address: publicservicecorruptionhotline.org.za; [email protected]
- You can also text your complaints on 39772
You can use any of these platforms to get your voice heard by the authorities. By doing so, you will be proving yourself a responsible citizen and will be doing welfare to your country fellows.
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How do I contact SASSA about corruption?
You can call on their toll-free number, 0800 60 10 11, to report corruption in your locality.
How do I appeal to SASSA via email?
Appeals can be nestled on their official website, which is; https//srd.sassa.gov.za. You can also send your emails to [email protected].
How long does SASSA appeal take to approve?
It takes almost 60 to 90 days for the SASSA appeal to get approved.