Net1 makes U-turn on Sassa tender process

2015-05-18 12:31

Electronic payments company Net1 UEPS Technologies has chosen to withdraw from an upcoming social grants tender process following years of controversy.

Corruption Watch questions Sassa's R317m payment to Net1

2015-04-02 18:28

Civil society group Corruption Watch wants the High Court to reverse a decision by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to pay e-payments company Net1 R317m.

Social grant tender deadline suspended

2015-02-26 11:13

Electronic payments company Net1 has more time to continue carrying out a social grant tender amid a Constitutional Court decision to suspend a bidding deadline.

Committee to address foster care system

2014-10-20 12:59

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has announced the establishment of a ministerial committee to address problems facing the foster care system.

Mabe's assets seized in fraud case

2014-09-19 16:36

Assets of R2.2m have been seized from former ANCYL treasurer general Pule Mabe and two others accused of defrauding the SA Social Security Agency.

Beware of 'sharks in suits' - minister

2014-09-11 13:03

Sharks in suits are preying on social grant beneficiaries and looting their bank accounts, warns Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Dlamini to crack down on loan sharks

2014-07-16 15:23

Amendments to regulations on social assistance is on the cards to crack down on loan sharks, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Plato: Sassa needs security upgrade

2014-06-01 18:53

The SA Social Security Agency should immediately increase security services at all its paypoints, community safety MEC Dan Plato has said.

We save govt R3bn per year - CEO

2014-05-11 14:00

Cash Paymaster Services saved the state over R3bn per annum with the removal of more than a million social grant beneficiaries, claims Net1 CEO Serge Belamant.

Call to probe R10bn Sassa tender

2014-04-23 07:00

Corruption Watch says it will urge the police to investigate bribery allegations relating to a social welfare grant tender allocated to Cash Paymaster Services.


Net1 cleared of non-compliance

2015-05-08 15:22

The electronic payments company has been cleared of contravening the South African National Credit Act with regard to two compliance notices.

Concourt to rule on social grant tender

2015-03-23 20:05

The Constitutional Court is expected to rule in an application relating to a tender for the payment of social grants.

Early December social grant payment

2014-11-26 11:17

The South African Social Security Agency says the December payment cycle has been brought forward.

Call to bar debit orders on child grants

2014-10-09 05:00

The National Credit Regulator and the Treasury must join forces to stop debit orders being deducted from child grant recipients, says PS & S MD Fred Steffers.

Sassa contract back in the spotlight

2014-09-11 16:48

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has given social grant distributor Cash Paymaster Services 14 days to sign a revised deal or face court action.

Sassa reviews proof of life system

2014-07-31 22:00

Sassa has announced that it has paid attention to complaints from social grant beneficiaries and will review the proof of life system.

Seven held after Sassa robbery

2014-06-01 21:52

Seven people have been arrested following an armed robbery at a SA Social Security Agency paypoint in Bishop Lavis, Western Cape police say.

Sassa boss in jobs for pals scandal

2014-05-25 08:48

South African Social Security Agency boss Virginia Petersen is embroiled in yet another scandal – this time for giving jobs to pals.

DA 'food for votes' motion dismissed

2014-05-03 13:04

A DA application seeking to interdict the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa), from distributing food parcels before the elections has been dismissed by the High Court in Cape Town.

Public protector gets 'food parcels for votes' complaints

2014-04-21 21:04

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has received three complaints against the ANC using state resources for its election campaign, her spokesperson says.

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