WATCH: How to stop Net1 preying on the poor - Sygnia CEO

2017-03-23 08:10

Shareholder governance, regulation and financial literacy are required in the bid to prevent social welfare recipients being exploited, says Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka.

DA hopeful over public protector’s Sassa investigation

2017-03-19 20:17

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed news that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will investigate the social grant saga.

Settling for one out of three outcomes landed us in this mess

2017-03-19 06:07

Africa’s wisdom is symbolised by the design and use of the three-legged pot as this type of structure is the most stable; ask any connoisseur of potjie kos, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

It wasn't me... Bathabile shifts the blame

2017-03-19 06:01

Ministerial heavyweights Jeff Radebe and David Mahlobo were asked to step in and ward off another crisis, just 20 minutes before the expiry of Monday’s 16:00 deadline granted to Sassa.

Zuma to lead social security team looking at grants

2017-03-18 18:57

President Jacob Zuma on Saturday announced that he will lead the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on social security, which is focusing on grant reforms.

Dlamini did the right thing to say sorry - Pensioner

2017-03-18 06:52

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has done the right thing by apologising for her handling of the grants crisis, a pensioner has said.

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.

'We have to put all our ducks in a row,' Dlamini says after ConCourt ruling

2017-03-17 18:35

Sassa and the Department of Social Development must put all their ducks in a row now that the Constitutional Court has given them a second chance, says Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Mark Barnes: Post Bank could manage Sassa better and cheaper

2017-03-17 16:03

South African Post Office CEO Mark Barnes says the Post Bank could manage the distribution of Sassa grants at a higher competence level and likely at a reduced cost.

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.


Former Social Development DG: Home invasion could be an attempt at intimidation

2017-03-20 20:10

Former Department of Social Development director general Zane Dangor suspects foul play after assailants took nothing from his house during a home invasion on Monday.

Timing of chief justice burglary 'highly suspicious' - DA

2017-03-19 13:00

It is "highly suspicious" that the burglary at the offices of the chief justice in Midrand followed so soon after the Constitutional Court ruled on the Sassa debacle, the DA says.

The MP who cared

2017-03-19 06:01

The controversy over social security has hogged news headlines, dinner-table talk and just about every other dialogue in the country this month. But it was IFP MP Liezl van der Merwe who pushed concerns over the SA Social Security Agency’s (Sassa’s)

Keep your Sassa cards - portfolio committee

2017-03-18 22:40

Johannesburg - Chairperson of Parliament's portfolio committee on social development, Zoleka Capa, on Saturday made a call to all social grant beneficiaries to halt exchanging their Sassa cards.

Public Protector to investigate Sassa

2017-03-18 14:33

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is planning to investigate the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), a spokesperson said.

ConCourt effectively quelled anxiety over Sassa crisis – FUL

2017-03-17 22:12

Freedom Under Law has welcomed the constitutional court ruling which compelled Cash Paymaster Services to continue distributing of social grants.

7 hard-hitting ConCourt quotes on Sassa debacle

2017-03-17 20:14

Seven hard-hitting quotes from Justice Johan Froneman in the Constitutional Court's stern judgment against Sassa.

Black Sash 'elated' for grant beneficiaries

2017-03-17 16:58

Black Sash says it is elated that the Constitutional Court granted all its requests in its Constitutional Court case against Sassa.

ConCourt's grants ruling a victory - DA

2017-03-17 14:11

The Democratic Alliance says the Constitutional Court's ruling is a victory for social grant beneficiaries.

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.

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