Sassa's irregular expenditure skyrockets 1000% to R1.1 billion

2016-10-13 17:24

Sassa's irregular expenditure over the last financial year skyrocketed by over 1000%, from R93m in 2014/15 to over R1bn in 2015/16.

R10m damage caused by KZN protest

2016-09-06 21:36

Damage estimated at R10 million was caused during a protest against a councillor in the Mshwathi local municipality, the KwaZulu-Natal government says.

Sassa breached constitution, claims Net 1

2016-08-02 17:06

Net 1 says the South African Social Security Agency has breached the constitution by amending regulations to prevent deductions from payments to beneficiaries.

Ban on welfare grant deductions unlawful - Grindrod

2016-06-21 18:19

Grindrod Bank has accused the South African Social Security Agency of acting unlawfully when it ordered the lender to halt deductions for services and goods from the accounts.

Sassa has misinterpreted new laws - Grindrod

2016-06-16 12:25

The South African Social Security Agency has misinterpreted the amended regulations under the Social Assistance Act, says Grindrod Bank.

Net 1 seeks clarity after SA stops welfare deductions

2016-06-06 18:58

Net 1 UEPS Technologies has asked a high court to rule on whether a ban on direct deductions from grants applies to all services or just life insurance.

Alleged fraudster nabbed with 36 social security cards

2016-06-02 14:01

An alleged fraudster was arrested after being found in possession of 36 South African Social Security Agency cards in a sting operation in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Sassa account deductions to be curbed - dept

2016-05-31 20:52

From June 1, nobody will be allowed to deduct money from a South African Social Security Agency beneficiary's account, the Department of Social Development says.

Madonsela calls for clear separation between state, party

2016-05-05 20:00

A clear distinction should be made between activities and initiatives by government and those of the ruling party, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has said at a media briefing on her office's "State and Party Colours" and "State and Party, Blurred Lines" investigations.

Families must stop fighting over child support grants, warns Sassa

2016-01-24 12:30

Families and relatives fighting over child care grants should stop, as such behaviour results in children suffering, says the South African Social Security Agency.


Mystery grant deductions leave destitute mother with R20

2016-09-12 09:44

Thousands of grant beneficiaries go home each month with less money than they should because of unauthorised or illegal deductions for loans, airtime, electricity and other services.

Net 1 boss 'doesn't care' about grants court challenge

2016-08-30 10:13

Net 1 CEO Serge Belamant says he isn’t "remotely concerned" about a court case that could stop deductions for services such as funeral insurance from social grants.

Explainer: Can SA banks legally deduct from social grants?

2016-06-22 07:43

Pieter Koornhof looks at a major issue playing out where social security, banking, property, criminal and constitutional law intersect.

Sassa fraudster turns State witness, gets suspended sentence

2016-06-21 13:06

A woman arrested for defrauding the South African Social Security Agency of millions has been handed a suspended sentence after she agreed to testify for the State.

Sassa to file criminal case over grant deductions

2016-06-15 09:03

Social security agency Sassa, which oversees grant payments to over 16 million people, will file a criminal case against Grindrod and a unit of Net 1 UEPS Technologies over deductions.

New social grant regulations face court challenge

2016-06-05 11:41

Electronic payments company Net1 UEPS Technologies has launched a court challenge of a government decision to limit direct deductions from social grants.

Elderly man's tale of his bid to stop unauthorised Sassa deductions angers MPLs

2016-05-31 22:07

It took almost a year, and around R500 out of his own pocket, for an 88-year-old pensioner from Langa to stop unauthorised deductions from his Sassa account, the Western Cape legislature has heard.

We have clamped down on illegal social grant deductions - Dlamini

2016-05-06 13:24

Cash Paymaster Services has been instructed to remove debit order facilities from Sassa branded cards, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says.

Sassa on drive to stop illegal social grant deductions

2016-04-06 19:31

More than 300 illegal deductions from social grant beneficiaries have been discovered in Mpumalanga since January, the South African Social Security Agency says.

No plan to reissue SA grants tender

2015-11-06 16:08

There is no plan to reissue a R10bn social grants tender after it ends in 2017, says the South African Social Security Agency.

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