An influx of applicants flooded the SASSA website today as hopefuls applied to get their share of the R350 relief fund. This obviously caused the website to have downtime and South Africans were left frustrated as they could not apply for the R350 SASSA grant.
This was revealed by the South African Social Security Agency, which opened the re-applications of the R350 grants on Friday, 6 August 2021.
Sassa CEO, Busisiwe Memela-Khambula said this was an indication that people needed the grant.
“The president couldn’t have reinstated this grant at a better time. This morning, we added two new online channels for application in order to ease the pressure on our website namely GOVCHAT and Facebook messenger ,” she said.
You can apply via Govchat Here: GOVCGAT APPLICATION
You can apply via Facebook Here: Facebook Application
Initially, applications were taken through the website on https://SRD.sassa.gov.za or WhatsApp on 082 046 8553 only.
Memela-Khambula said the applications opened at 9am but in 45 minutes the utilisation of the server hosting the website was above 95%.