No, unfortunately you cannot claim back the tax paid on the pension payout. SARS would have issued a tax directive and you would have been taxed accordingly.
However, you should complete a tax return for 2015 in order to see if you have overpaid tax on your salary, since you only worked for 2-3 months of the tax year and tax would have been calculated based on the full year.
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