Editorial: Power is with the people

2017-03-19 06:07

The strength of South Africa’s democracy was underscored on Friday, showing those who govern that power lies with the people.

Grants situation 'could have been dealt with much better' - ANC

2017-03-17 13:19

The ANC has welcomed the Constitutional Court's ruling on the social grants crisis, and says the situation could have been better handled.

What Justice Froneman said on Sassa judgment

2017-03-17 12:18

It took 35 minutes for Constitutional Court Justice Johan Froneman to hand down judgment in the Sassa matter, including an order that CPS's invalid contract to pay grants be extended for 12 months.

CPS and Sassa ordered to continue paying grants

2017-03-17 10:52

Sassa and Cash Paymaster Services must continue paying social grants until another entity which can do so is found, the Constitutional Court has ruled.

CPS expected to make R4.6bn from new contract

2017-03-16 21:28

Cash Paymaster Services wants the South African Social Security Agency to pay R4.6bn for its services over the next two years.

DA wants parliamentary inquiry into Sassa crisis

2017-03-16 17:52

The DA has asked National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to consider establishing an ad hoc committee to investigate the Sassa crisis.

CPS boss adamant Sassa deal can't go through without an increase

2017-03-16 16:36

CPS boss Serge Belamant is adamant that any deal signed with Sassa must benefit his company and its shareholders.

AS IT HAPPENED: ‘Why didn’t Sassa act on legal advice?’ - Mogoeng

2017-03-15 17:00

CPS says it wants more for the Sassa contract but is unable to reveal how much it has been making in the previous contract. Judgment is reserved in the matter.

Dlamini places blame on Sassa CEO

2017-03-15 09:19

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has effectively thrown Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza under the bus, saying he did not follow her advice and that he was engaging with the Post Office without her knowledge.

No reason for 2-year Sassa-CPS interim contract - Trengove

2017-03-14 17:09

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa "have failed to make a compelling case" as to why an interim contract with Cash Paymaster Services should last two years.


Sassa shamble: Noose tightens for Bathabile Dlamini

2017-03-17 22:02

The warning to Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is crystal clear: just one wrong move with grant payments and she will be held personally liable.

Bathabile Dlamini sorry for causing anxiety, fear

2017-03-17 12:34

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has apologised unreservedly to millions of grant beneficiaries for the anxiety she had put them through.

Dlamini must explain why she should not pay for Concourt case

2017-03-17 11:38

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini must explain why she should not personally pay the legal costs of Constitutional Court social grants case, the court has ruled.

Net1 CEO Belamant faces removal over Sassa crisis – report

2017-03-17 08:38

Net1 shareholder Allan Gray is demanding that certain actions occur at Net1 to ensure social welfare recipients receive grants or it will seek to remove the board.

Private sector beware: Lessons from Sassa crisis

2017-03-16 19:49

The controversial social grants saga engulfing Sassa and Cash Paymaster Service is a significant case study for public-private partnerships.

We regret social grants situation - Zuma

2017-03-16 17:19

President Jacob Zuma says government "deeply regrets" the current situation surrounding the social grants scheme, and is doing everything possible to prevent interruptions to payments.

CPS coy on its expected profit on new Sassa deal

2017-03-15 21:57

CPS has been coy about revealing to the Constitutional Court just how much it expects to gain from a new deal with Sassa which will take effect from April 1.

Dlamini failed beneficiaries, court hears

2017-03-15 13:39

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has failed in her constitutional duty in respect of social grants and the 17 million beneficiaries, the Constitutional Court has heard.

If there's no new contract by Thursday, grants may not be paid – CPS

2017-03-14 21:18

If Sassa and Treasury do not agree to a new interim contract with CPS by Thursday, the social grants distributor may not be able to pay more than 17 million beneficiaries on April 1, it says.

Sassa: Gordhan cautions politicians to steer clear of procurement

2017-03-14 13:15

Speaking on Treasury’s role in the social grant payments crisis, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has emphasised that politicians should not interfere with procurement processes.

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