Switch your SASSA grant to Shoprite’s Money Market Account – free of charge

In 2024, SASSA grant beneficiaries with gold cards expiring in the next few months can avoid long queues and payment mishaps by switching their payments, free of charge, to a Shoprite Money Market Account – South Africa’s lowest cost, fully fledged, transactional bank account.

How to Switch SASSA Payments to a Shoprite Money Market Account

In four easy steps grant holders can open an account and switch their SASSA payments:

  1. Register:
    • Dial *120*3534# OR
    • WhatsApp 087 240 5709 OR
    • visit the in-store Money Market counter OR
    • download the Shoprite app.
  2. Sign in & download your Bank Confirmation Letter.
  3. Download the SASSA form here or collect one at the Money Market counter in any Shoprite or Checkers supermarket.
  4. Take your printed Bank Confirmation Letter, completed SASSA switch form and original ID to your nearest SASSA office.

Grant recipients will get up to R100 in Shoprite vouchers when their first SASSA grant of R800 or more, is paid into their Money Market Account.

Benefits of the Shoprite Money Market Account

The benefits of a Money Market Account include:

  • No monthly fees. Clients only pay a flat R5 fee for cash withdrawals. All other transactions are free and no other South African bank account matches this offer.
  • Clients have full control over their money through SMS payment notifications and real-time balance enquiries on their phone.
  • Skip long queues and high fees at ATMs by depositing and withdrawing cash at any of the more than 25 000 till points at Shoprite, Checkers and Usave supermarkets nationwide.
  • Clients don’t pay any fees to send money, buy airtime, data, electricity, send grocery vouchers, pay bills and pay for groceries from their phones.

Avoid SASSA Payment Issues

In 2024, many SASSA grant recipients are dealing with expiring gold cards and face issues like long queues, payment delays, and high fees. By switching to a free Shoprite Money Market Account, beneficiaries can avoid these problems and access their SASSA grants seamlessly each month.

The Shoprite Money Market Account has no monthly fees and only charges R5 for cash withdrawals. All other transactions like purchases, sending money, and paying bills are completely free. This makes it the most affordable full-service bank account in South Africa.

Grant recipients also get full control over their funds through SMS notifications and can check their account balance anytime on their phone. They can withdraw and deposit cash for free at any Shoprite, Checkers or Usave by using the 25,000+ till points across the country.

To switch their SASSA grant payments, beneficiaries simply need to register via the Shoprite app, website or by calling. Then they download their Bank Confirmation Letter, fill out the SASSA switch form and submit it at their nearest SASSA office along with their ID.

Switching to the Shoprite Money Market Account allows SASSA beneficiaries to avoid issues and access their funds securely each month. And it’s quick, easy and completely free of charge.


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