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.

No need to worry over grant payments

2014-04-17 19:47

There will be no disruptions in the paying out of social welfare grants to more than ten million recipients, following a ruling of a R10bn tender by Sassa.

ConCourt to rule on R10bn tender

2014-04-16 18:30

The Constitutional Court is set to give its ruling on the remedy to implement after declaring invalid a R10bn tender for social welfare grants.

No mercy for Sassa fraudsters

2014-04-04 19:44

People colluding with Sassa officials to abuse the social grants system will be arrested, says Mpumalanga police commissioner Lt-Gen Thulani Ntobela.

SA seeking new grant payment model

2014-03-26 20:01

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has urged experts to help find a social grant payment model to bring beneficiaries into the mainstream economy.

Trifecta forensic report could be flawed

2014-02-11 18:38

Some calculations in the Trifecta forensic report could be based on the wrong set of facts, the Northern Cape High Court has heard.

ANC distributes food parcels ahead of poll - report

2014-01-17 19:03

The ANC has involved itself in the distribution of food parcels in parts of the Eastern Cape ahead of municipal by-elections, according to a report.

Social grant tender invalid - ConCourt

2013-11-29 15:55

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the awarding of the multi-billion rand social grants administration contract to Cash Paymaster Services is invalid.

Top ANC official arrested for fraud

2013-11-15 12:53

A former ANC Youth League treasurer and current ANC NEC member has appeared in court after being arrested for theft, fraud and money laundering.

Elderley ask for help with kids

2013-10-21 16:35

Youth unemployment and the effect of Aids are compelling many older people to become parents for a second time, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has heard.

Cape Town loan shark in plea bargain

2013-10-02 19:30

A woman who gave cash loans to the poor and allegedly took possession of their bank and grant cards will go on trial in the form of a plea bargain.

Sassa officials held for corruption

2013-09-12 22:15

Three SA Social Security Agency officials have been arrested for corruption in Mpumalanga.

Marcus: R10bn Sassa tender is flawed

2013-09-10 12:42

The awarding of the five-year social grant tender by the SA Social Security Agency is fraught with irregularities, the Constitutional Court has heard.

'Poor whites' in Pretoria to get homes on Mandela Day

2013-07-14 21:43

President Jacob Zuma will hand over homes to white families living in the Bethlehem informal settlement in Pretoria, on Mandela Day, says his spokesperson, Mac Maharaj.

Northern Cape reshuffle on the cards

2013-06-03 17:40

Newly-elected Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas is expected to announce her reshuffled provincial executive this week, her office says.

ANC condemns 'brutal' pay point shoot-out

2013-04-12 18:08

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is appalled by the brutality shown by robbers who attacked a pension pay point in Lindelani, it says.

Ministry lauds social grant tender ruling

2013-03-28 11:27

A court ruling confirming the validity of a tender given to Cash Paymaster for issuing social grants was welcomed by the social development ministry.

More time for grant re-registration

2013-03-26 16:56

Social grant beneficiaries, who have not yet re-registered themselves, have until the end of April to do so to keep their benefits, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says.


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.

Minister cheers social grant ruling

2014-04-18 09:58

The social development minister says a ruling that social grant payments must continue shows the courts understand the role of grants in the lives of vulnerable people.

Sassa to issue new grant tender - ConCourt

2014-04-17 13:25

The Constitutional Court has ordered Sassa to initiate a new tender process for the payment of welfare grants, after declaring invalid its current R10bn tender.

ConCourt ruling on grant tender due

2014-04-16 17:00

The Constitutional Court will give its ruling on the remedy to implement following its decision last year to declare a R10bn tender to pay welfare grants invalid.

Sassa to crack down on grant fraudsters

2014-04-03 18:59

Names of bogus grant beneficiaries will be handed over to the fraud unit of Sassa, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

1 dead, 4 rescued in Brits flooding

2014-03-05 13:25

A woman has died and four other people were rescued after their cars were swept away in flooding in Brits, the North West provincial government says.

ConCourt to hear grants submission

2014-02-10 22:42

The Constitutional Court will hear submissions for a just and equitable solution to a social grants contract that it had previously found to be invalid.

Sassa halts social grant review process

2013-12-19 11:38

A spokesperson for Sassa says a review process whereby beneficiaries of social grants had to present themselves at particular contact points has been suspended across the country.

Top Sassa official on special leave

2013-11-16 07:07

SA Social Security Agency communications head Paseka Letsatsi went on voluntary special leave prior to his arrest on fraud charges.

Grants increase financial inclusion - survey

2013-11-14 15:27

Since March 2012 10 million debit cards have been issued to grant recipients, following the introduction of a new grant disbursement system.

Grant scammers target elderly

2013-10-15 17:09

Over 30 elderly people have been robbed of their social grant money in Tshwane by people claiming to be Sassa officials.

Who paid Zuma's lawyer in R10bn grants tender?

2013-09-15 17:07

Corruption Watch is reportedly demanding answers about the role of President Jacob Zuma's lawyer Michael Hulley in a R10bn tender to distribute social grants.

AllPay suit: CPS partners weren't assessed

2013-09-10 15:40

The three partners of Cash Paymaster Services were not assessed in a R10bn social grant tender process, the Constitutional Court has heard.

ConCourt to hear tender case

2013-09-09 19:29

The Constitutional Court is set to hear arguments relating to the awarding of a social grant tender, which was found to be invalid by a lower court.

Liquor boss in trouble over debt hold

2013-07-09 12:56

The Liquor Authority and the police have arrested a bottle store owner who was retaining farmworkers' personal documents until they had settled their debt.

Panic over Sassa deadline

2013-04-30 13:13

The South African Social Security Agency has allayed fears that beneficiaries who miss today's deadline to re-register will lose their social grants.

Woman, 87, told to sing for her pension

2013-04-10 09:07

Angry family members say a frail 87-year-old woman was humiliated after officials forced her to sing a song over a public address system before she could collect her pension.

R10bn Sassa tender is legit - court

2013-03-27 19:07

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that the South African Social Security Agency's R10bn social grant tender with Net1 is valid and legal.

Date set for Block's fraud trial

2013-03-07 14:40

The trial of Northern Cape ANC leader John Block and seven others will begin in the Northern Cape High Court in Kimberley, the NPA says.

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