The department had also established national and provincial multi-disciplinary committees that identified crime hotspot areas and established school ambassadors to create awareness.
Millions of South Africans rely on the social grants system operating smoothly.
According to Sassa officials, more than 5.6 million beneficiaries are still aligned with CPS and Grindrod Bank.
Benedicta Monama has since denied allegations linking her with a promotion as the COO of SASSA.
Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has opened a criminal case against Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).