How To Transfer Money from SASSA Card to Capitec: A Guide

Having this SASSA card, the agency of South African Social Security, becomes a vital financial channel for beneficiaries of social grants. On the one hand, Capitec Bank is indeed an acknowledged bank in South Africa. Unlike the DTS app no amount that you directly transfer from your SASSA card to Capitec is possible. However, you can link these two electronic cards to access withdrawals and other transactions through your Capitec app.

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This guide shares the steps I’ve personally tried and helps you transfer money from SASSA card directly to Capitec bank account.

Transfer Money from Your SASSA Card to Capitec Bank: Two Different Ways

Although you cannot presently transfer SASSA card funds directly to your Capitec bank account, there is an agreeable alternative way Capitec offers to manage your grant.

How to Transfer Money From Sassa Card to Capitec Via Online Method?

Sending money from the SASSA account to the Capitec Bank account can be done easily. Although direct transfers are not possible, you can follow these steps to achieve the desired outcome:

  1. Visit the SASSA Change Banking Details Page

  • Go to the official SASSA website or visit a local SASSA office.
  • Look for the Change Banking Details section.
  1. Complete the SASSA Banking Details Form Online

  • Fill out the online form provided by SASSA.
  • You’ll need to provide your 13-digit South African Identity Number and your cell phone number.
  1. Verify Your Details

  • SASSA will send a 6-digit OTP to your phone.
  • Enter this OTP on the website to verify your PIN.
  1. Enter Capitec Bank Account Details

  • Make sure you have the correct details for your Capitec Bank account like account number, branch code, and account type
  1. Submit the Form

  • Once all details are entered correctly, click “Submit” to complete the process.

Remember that this process ensures that your SASSA card is linked to your Capitec account, allowing you to withdraw funds conveniently. Always verify the latest procedures with the respective institutions to stay up-to-date.

How to Transfer Grant From Saasa Directly to Your Bank Account?

If you want to direct deposit from SASSA to Capitec bank account offline, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the SASSA Annexure C Form

You have two options to get the form

  • Visit the official SASSA website and download Annexure C (Bank Form).
  • Go to the nearest SASSA office and request the form from a SASSA representative.
  1. Fill the Form

  • Complete the Annexure C form with the necessary details.
  • Ensure accuracy when providing the following information. Use the same ID number you registered during the initial application. And provide the phone number registered with SASSA.
  1. Submit the Form

  • You cannot submit this form online; it must be done in person at the nearest SASSA office.
  • Hand over the completed Annexure C form to the SASSA representative.
  1. Processing

  • Sassa will send money from your Sassa card to your Capitce bank account through this process.
  • Once your new SRD grant amount is approved, your grant payment will be deposited into your Capitec bank account instead of the SASSA card.

Always make sure that all of your information is accurate and is kept up to date. This offline process guarantees that you can use your account on the go and access your money easily.

What are Checkers, Pick n Pay & Boxer Stores for Sassa Grants?

Let’s explore how Checkers, Pick n Pay, and Boxer Stores are involved in distributing SASSA grants:

  1. Checkers

Checkers is one of the big foodstuff retailing companies in South Africa. SRD grant recipients employ Checkers stores to withdraw their allowances. The establishment intends to offer more secure and accessible channels to money for the beneficiaries of the grant.

To collect the grant at Checkers, beneficiaries must follow specific steps:

  • Receive an SMS from SASSA confirming their successful application.
  • Get an SMS message from SASSA specifying the collection point and the collection day.
  • Visit the designated Checkers store with their ID and registered SASSA cellphone number.
  • Confirm the availability of funds at the till point.
  • Approve the transaction via a USSD message on their cellphone before receiving the cash
  1. Pick n Pay

Next, another big name from South Africa, Pick n Pay is among retail chains.

As verified Sassa (Social Welfare & Social Development) grant receiveers can collect their R350 Social Relief of Distress grant from Pick n Pay stores all across the country.

Like in the case of Checkers, beneficiaries receive a text message from SASSA specifying the location and pick-up date.

  1. Boxer Stores

  • Boxer Stores also participated in distributing the R350 SRD grant.
  • Beneficiaries who have received an SMS from SASSA specifying Boxer as their collection payout point can collect their grant there.
  • The process remains consistent: bring your ID, and registered SASSA cellphone, and follow the instructions at the store.

The interactive relationships between supermarkets and SASSA facilitate the collection of grants to those in need as well as increase the efficiency of the process.


Although the implementation of a direct transfer from a SASSA to a Capitec Bank card is not feasible, the workaround of linking your SASSA card to a Capitec account provides a practical option. The smart card saves you time by eliminating the long queues at ATMs and safely manages your finances.


Can I transfer my money from SASSA card to my bank account?

At the moment, you won’t be able to directly transfer your SASSA card to any bank account. However, you can link your SASSA card to Capitec for ATM withdrawals and manage your balance through the Capitec app (limited features).

How do I change my SASSA grant to a bank account online?

Visit the SASSA SRD website, then click on South African ID Holders at the bottom of the screen. Scroll down to How to change my banking details? and click the link. Enter your ID number and press Submit. You’ll receive an SMS to confirm your identity. This way you can switch your grant payment method to your bank account.

Does the SASSA card have ATM withdrawal fees?

As for SASSA card cash withdrawals from SASSA branded ATMs, they are free of charge. You can get money at any of these ATMs without incurring any charges. Additionally, the daily withdrawal limit for Older Persons and Disability Grants is R1,800.

Is there a fee for transferring money from my SASSA card to my Capitec account?

Capitec Bank doesn’t charge a fee for incoming payments. However, SASSA might have its own transaction fees, so it’s advisable to check with them for any applicable charges.

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