ARTICLES RELATING TO SASSA

Sassa's inability to recoup money 'concerning' - committee

2015-07-21 21:41

The inability of Sassa to recover money owed to it by fraudsters is concerning, Parliament's portfolio committee on social development has said.

Shop owner found with 47 social grant cards

2015-07-10 17:30

A shop owner from Madipalesa village outside Pampierstad in the North West has been found in possession of 47 social grant cards, Social Development MEC Fenny Gaolaolwe says.

Mom denied much needed grant for her child

2015-06-05 09:15

A Durban mother has been sent from pillar to post in applying for a social grant for her 1-year-old son who had a tracheostomy inserted when he was four weeks old.

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.

 

Parliament calls for 'drastic action' against Sassa official

2015-07-15 18:30

Parliament's portfolio committee for social development says it cannot allow officials to abuse SA Social Security Agency funds, calling it a "sophisticated form of corruption".

Mom gets much needed grant for ill child

2015-06-16 09:04

A Durban mother who has been in a battle for a care-dependency grant with the South African Social Security Agency, is breathing a sigh of relief after her grant was finally approved.

Mom denied much needed grant for her child

2015-06-04 20:10

A Durban mother has been sent from pillar to post in applying for a social grant for her 1-year-old son who had a tracheostomy inserted when he was four weeks old.

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.

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