How to Activate Your New SASSA Gold Card

Getting my new SASSA card was exciting, but the activation process felt a bit mysterious.

So, I took matters into my own hands and headed to the nearest Post Office ATM.

With just a few taps on the screen, a new PIN created, and voila! My card was activated.

Since then, I’ve used it countless times to access my grant, withdraw cash, and even make purchases.

If you’re like I was, feeling unsure about activating your SASSA card, follow my steps, and you’ll be all set in no time.

What You’ll Need:

Step-By-Step Guide to Activate Your Sassa Card

1. Find a Post Office ATM

Locate an ATM branch affiliated with Postbank.

These are the ATMs that can activate SASSA cards.

2. Insert Your Card

Carefully slide your new SASSA card into the ATM’s card slot.

Make sure the chip side is facing upwards.

3. Choose Your Language

The ATM screen will usually show a few language options.

Select the one you’re most comfortable with.

4. Enter Your SASSA Card PIN

You’ll be prompted to enter the PIN you received when you collected your card.

(This is NOT the same as your ID number or phone PIN).

  • If you haven’t received a PIN, or you’ve forgotten it, contact SASSA for help.

5. Create Your New PIN

After entering your temporary PIN, you’ll be asked to create a new, personal PIN.

Choose a four-digit number that you’ll remember easily, but that others won’t guess.

6. Confirm Your New PIN

Enter your new PIN again to confirm you typed it correctly.

7. Activation in Progress

The ATM will display a message indicating that your card activation is in progress.

This usually takes just a few moments.

8. Activation Complete

Once the activation is successful, you’ll see a message confirming it.

You can now use your SASSA card to withdraw cash or make purchases.

Important Tips:

Don’t Share Your PIN: Never tell anyone your PIN, 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.

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