Slide Pensioner Benefits Here are a few benefits
for South African
pensioners that will
make finances a little easier.

Property Rates – As a pensioner, you may qualify for a rebate on your property rates of between 40% and 100%

The process of applying for a rebate varies from category to category so it is important to check out each section carefully and follow the steps outlined. ​Some rebates are awarded automatically while you will have to apply for others.

Two categories of Pensioners: 

This is not an automatic rebate as there are two cate​gories of pensioners.

  1. 60 - 69 Years Old

​Application Form (Cli​ck ​here​​​)

The pensioner application form may also be dow​nloaded from the website.

The City is sensitive to the needs of its senior citizens. Registered property owners who are pensioners may apply for a reduction of rates, subject to certain criteria. Pensioner's rebate application forms are available from any municipal Customer Service Centre.

There are 3 categories of pensioners defined in this category:

​Pensioners dependent on a national security grant – 100 percent rebate (subject to criteria);
Pensioners whose gross monthly earnings are less than R9753 a month – 100 percent rebate (subject to criteria);
Pensioners whose gr​oss monthly earnings are higher than R9753 but less than R16716​ a ​month – 50 percent rebate (subject to criteria).​

​Pensioner criteria:

  • You are the owner of the property in respect of which the rates are charged;
  • You live on the property;
  • You must be at least 60 years old;
  • The total value of the property as per the General Valuation Roll, that is, the land plus the improvements, may not exceed R2.5 million.​
  • Documentation required:
  • ​Your identity document;
  • Proof of income for the previous tax year (SARS assessment); and
  • Proof of current income.
  1. Pensioner rebate: 70 year old and abov​e

Application form (Click h​ere​​​)

This is not an automatic rebate.

The City will provide 100% rebate to pensioners age 70 and above, irrespective of income, on condition that the maximum value of the property, does not exceed R2.5 million.

Pensioner criteria:

  • You are the owner of the property​ in respect of which the rates are charged;
  • You live on the property
  • You must be at least 70 years old;
  • Document required: A Certified copy of Identity Document ​

SABC TV licence rebate

If you are over 70 years of age, you can apply for a rebate on your TV licence. People under 70 who are eligible for a government pension or disability grant are also able to apply. By the reason of the concessionary TV licence that you get as a pensioner, this means that instead of paying R265.00 as a standard fee per annum, you will pay R74.00 per annum, thereby saving R191.00

Hertz – If you are 55 years or older, a hire car from Hertz’s ‘A group’ fleet can be as little as R200.00 per day. Rates include theft and damage waivers, airport surcharge, VAT, tourism levy and 200 kilometres free per day.

Mango flights on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday come with a 10% discount for those over 60 years of age.

SANparksIncluding all Permanent Residents of South Africa - 60 Years and older

SANParks offers discounts on normal tariffs to the above persons provided the reservation is made in the name of the qualifying person. Social pensioners are those receiving old age, family and disability allowances as well as blind persons.

Enjoy the delights of any of the many parks under the Sanparks umbrella at a discounted tariff, if you are 60 years or older. This applies only to certain months of the year and excludes Fridays, Saturdays and long weekends. The discounts are for camping or staying in accommodation and can be up to 40% off the normal rate.

Ster Kinekor – Seniors enjoy 22% discount on all ticket types except Tuesdays for Half Price Tuesdays. Seniors also receive access to exclusive SK CLUB screenings and the SK Club Lounge

Nu Metro – Again, over 60s can enjoy up to 50% discount on movies, providing you bring along ID. This is not applicable to Wednesdays as on this day everyone qualifies for a special rate.

Game – Over 60s can qualify for a Senior Citizens’ Discount Card which can be used only on a Wednesday in all Game stores, countrywide. The first R1 500 spent will qualify for a 10% discount, though this does not apply to groceries, liquor, insurance products cell phones, airtime and contracts. Apply for your Pensioners Card at the customer service desk in store today, and qualify for discounts on your purchases at any Game store.

The following documentation is required:

  • A copy of your ID book
  • An ID photo
  • A completed application form (our staff are ready to assist you in completing this)

Assuming all documents are correctly supplied, your application will be granted on the same day.

SPAR – Selected SPAR stores offer an additional benefit to pensioners if you are registered for their loyalty Kard. Karaglen SuperSpar in Edenglen is one of those and their discount is every Monday they give 5% discount to everyone using one of their Loyalty Kards.

Pick ‘n Pay – The management of Pick ‘n Pay hypermarkets, family markets and supermarkets are free to decide their own pensioner policies as regards discounts – some of them issue special booklets with discount coupons every month for pensioners, for meat, dairy, fish and other foods. Some have a pensioners’ day once a week where a 5% discount is offered, and others have a Pensioners’ Tea once a month. Senior citizens need to be 60-plus – bring along your ID.

Pick 'n Pay offers over 60s double smart-shopper points on a Wednesday

Clicks – If you are 60 years or older and a ClubCard member, you can opt for our ClubCard Seniors programme and earn Double Points on the 2nd Wednesday of the month on our exclusive Double Points Days. On these days, you get one additional ClubCard Point for every Point you earn which means double the discount on everything you buy.

Intercape  – This ‘sleepliner’ offers a 15% discount to all senior citizens over 60 years, and they are guaranteed a seat on the lower deck so there is no flight of stairs to negotiate and the toilet is nearby.

AA (Automobile Association) – Over 60s get a substantial discount for an annual AA Membership on the AA 60 Advantage option.

  • AA Mobility rewards
  • Call-outs as per our fair use policy and 100km per round trip
  • Accident Towing
  • Accommodation assistance for breakdowns over 100km from home
  • Roadside rescue
  • Emergency medical assistance

Dischem Double points on all items purchased in store (excluding all exclusions and Prescriptions) every Wednesday

  • One free blood pressure test a month (only if you get your chronic medication at a Dis-Chem Pharmacy)
  • Discounts on selected salon treatments
  • Invitations to exclusive 60 Plus tea parties

Torga Optical offers free eye testing and discounts on frames and lenses, nationally, to pensioners 60 and above.

Tsogo Sun Hotels, which include Southern Sun hotels and resorts, The Palazzo, Suncoast Towers and Beverly Hills to name but a few, offer a 50% discount to those who are over the age of 63 on the Best Available Rate of the day, subject to availability. Phone 0861447744 to secure your booking.

Weighless Ladies over 60 and men over 65 qualify for a discount. Pensioners who belong to Vitality Discovery pay qualify for an additional discount.

Shosholoza Meyl – Senior Citizens of 60 years and older are entitled to a discount during off-peak periods when they travel in Tourist Class (not applicable to Economy Class). Senior Citizens should produce their identity documents when buying a ticket.

Greyhound – Senior citizens who are 60 years and older receive a 15% discount when they book with us.

Intercity Xpress Intercity offers a 5% discount on tickets to pensioners; produce your pensioners' card or ID with purchase.

Orion – This hotel group offers pensioners over 60 various specials. Contact them directly to see what’s currently on special

Mango flights Senior Citizens Flight Discount When booking through the call centre or via our website, Mango Senior Citizens Special offers you up to 10% off selected Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday flights if you are 65 or older. Your age will be checked against your ID when booking and at check-in

City Sightseeing Johannesburg South African pensioners qualify for a 50% discount on all 1-day tickets (valid for both the Green Tour and City Tour) from Monday to Friday, including public holidays. This means you'll pay R110 for a ticket that usually costs R220. Bring your South African barcoded ID along to qualify.

The Barnyard Theatres The Barnyard Theatre Johannesburg offer half-price shows to over 60's every Sunday afternoon at Cresta, Emperors Palace, Silverstar & Gold Reef City theatres. The Cape Town theatre provides the same discount for their Wednesday shows.

Van Heerden – Locke Attorneys offer a discount on standard tariffs to pensioners provided that they meet the requirements


Pensioners use a black Metrobus tag, which is valid for a year. They receive a 50 per cent discount on their bus trips. The minimum amount on the stored value tag is R50, and the maximum is R500.00.

Selected Spur Steak Ranches offer a Seniors Menu, especially for their customers aged 65 plus.

Shoprite and Checkers stores offer all senior shoppers a cup of soup free of charge on Wednesday mornings, to thank them for their loyal support through the years.

Tiger Wheel & Tyre – In-store discounts on tyres / selected products and services for customers over 60 years old every Tuesday (on presentation of driver’s licence)

Builders Warehouse Get to your nearest Builders store every Wednesday for Pensioner’s discount. You can SAVE 10%* if you are over 60 years.

*Terms and Conditions:

  1. You have to present your ID document to qualify.
  2. Discount excludes items below cost, items already discounted and store services.
  3. Cash customers only, not valid for accounts.

Makro Pensioner’s Day takes place every Tuesday at all Makro branches nationwide and qualifies for up to 10% off on most general merchandise products (excluding Liquor, cellular products, tobacco products, iTunes, ShowMax, Google Play and Makro gift cards). You can also receive up to 5% off on most food products including Butchery and Fruit & Veg.

Spec Savers Spec Savers have a pensioner’s package for over 65-year-olds. Get a free selected frame to the value of R599 when you purchase an eye test and prescription lenses.

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town boasts their “Especially for You” seniors campaign, which offers South African pensioners free parking anywhere at the V&A from Monday to Friday between 09h00 and 12h00. City Sightseeing’s Pensioners Special is a wonderful opportunity to see the glories of Cape Town at reduced rates. Park in the Portswood Parking garage and take a short stroll over the road to the City Sightseeing Tour Office situated outside the Two Oceans Aquarium – here you can purchase the phenomenally well priced City Sightseeing pensioner’s tickets for half the normal price. Make your way to the information kiosk with your identification document

  • Fill in the application form and have it processed by our customer service team
  • Simply present your card at retailers to receive the special offers and benefits


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