Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Method To Activate New SASSA Card

Getting your new SASSA card is exciting, but activating it can seem a bit confusing. I recently activated mine at the nearest Post Office ATM, and I’m here to guide you through the process. With a few simple steps, you’ll be ready to use your card to access your grant, withdraw cash, and make purchases.

What You’ll Need

Your new SASSA card

Your ID document (South African ID, driver’s license, etc.)

Your mobile phone (linked to your SASSA application)

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Step-by-Step Guide to Activate Your SASSA Card

1. Find a Post Office ATM

Locate an ATM that is affiliated with Postbank. These ATMs are equipped to activate SASSA cards.

2. Insert Your Card

Carefully insert your new SASSA card into the ATM’s card slot with the chip side facing upwards.

3. Choose Your Language

The ATM screen will display several language options. Select the language you are most comfortable with.

4. Enter Your SASSA Card PIN

Enter the PIN you received when you collected your card. This PIN is not the same as your ID number or phone PIN. If you haven’t received a PIN or have forgotten it, contact SASSA for assistance.

5. Create Your New PIN

After entering your temporary PIN, you’ll be prompted to create a new, personal PIN. Choose a four-digit number that you will remember easily but is hard for others to guess.

. Confirm Your New PIN

Re-enter your new PIN to confirm it.

7. Activation in Progress

The ATM will display a message indicating that your card activation is in progress. This should only take a few moments.

8. Activation Complete

Once the activation is successful, you’ll see a confirmation message. Your SASSA card is now ready to use for withdrawing cash or making purchases.

Important Tips

Don’t Share Your PIN: Never share your PIN with anyone, not even family or friends. Keep it private to ensure your money is safe.

Change Your PIN Regularly: For extra security, change your PIN from time to time.

Beware of Scams: SASSA officials will never ask you for your PIN over the phone or in person. If someone does, it’s a scam.

Need Help? If you encounter any problems or have questions, visit your nearest SASSA office or contact them directly for assistance.