Social Security Agency, SASSA, says it will be setting up additional temporary venues across the Western Cape, to alleviate overcrowding at it's offices in the province.
Last week police used a water cannon on frail and elderly people, to enforce social distancing when hundreds of people converged at SASSA's Bellville office.
of the people queueing were standing in line to renew their lapsed temporary disability grants.
Head of SASSA in the Western Cape, Bandile Maqetuka , says they need to process around 53-thousand applications by the end of March.
Maqetuka was speaking online, during SASSA's briefing in the provincial parliament: "This week eleven facilities were made available to us and we really appreciate that, but we'll continue engaging with our leadership to ensure that more facilities are earmarked and are made available.
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