'People would die if grants stopped' - KZN family surviving on R850 foster care grant

2017-02-23 10:11

Rhoda Ntombenhle Khoza of Durban uses a monthly R850 foster care grant to look after her nephew and niece, and says people would die if grant payments stopped.

How R1 050 keeps a grant-dependent family going

2017-02-20 11:49

The Plaatjies, along with 45.5% of South African households, are dependent on government social grants, which are available to families with a combined monthly income of R7 000 or less.

Dlamini says she did not reject Gordhan's social grants option

2017-02-17 09:03

Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini has refuted reports that she rejected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's option regarding the distribution of social grants.

Dlamini rejects Gordhan's social grants proposal

2017-02-16 15:49

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has rejected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's proposal for banks and the post office to distribute social grants to 17 million beneficiaries.

Treasury dismayed by Gordhan vs Dlamini Sassa war story

2017-02-15 19:14

National Treasury says it is dismayed by a report that suggested there was a “war looming” between ministers Pravin Gordhan and Bathabile Dlamini over Sassa.

Gordhan says extending Net 1 welfare deal is unlawful

2017-02-15 12:23

The finance minister has told his Cabinet colleague in charge of welfare that her plan to extend a contract with a unit of Net 1 would be “unlawful,” a letter shows.

Social grants in limbo as Net1 pursues ‘urgent meeting’

2017-02-10 11:09

Electronic payments company Net1 UEPS Technologies says it’s unclear if and when its tender to pay millions of South Africans their social grants could be extended.

Sassa expected to ask ConCourt to extend invalid grant payment contract

2017-02-08 07:33

The SA Social Security Agency is expected to ask the Constitutional Court on Wednesday to extend the grant payments contract of Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) for another year.

EXCLUSIVE: Officials defied Dlamini on social grants

2017-02-03 11:43

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini faced a revolt from social grant officials this week over her alleged meddling in their efforts to present a social grants payment plan to Parliament.

DA to ask Zuma to give Sassa grants crisis to Treasury

2017-02-02 16:32

The DA will ask President Jacob Zuma to issue a proclamation that Treasury take over the transfer of the Sassa social grants scheme from the current service provider.


We won't meet deadline on social grants - Dlamini

2017-02-22 12:04

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has insisted that everyone will be paid their grant, despite telling MPs that her department will not be able to make the deadline set to find a new service provider.

Dlamini slammed over grants 'crisis'

2017-02-17 20:02

Civil society organisations are demanding answers as uncertainty reigns over the future payment of 17 million grant beneficiaries when the grants agency SASSA's contract with Cash Pay Master Services ends.

The inside battle for R120bn social grants distribution tender

2017-02-16 21:05

The race for the tender to distribute R120bn a year in social security grants is on.

Don’t blame Treasury for welfare payment saga - DA

2017-02-16 13:46

The Social Development Portfolio Committee and the Department of Social Development should not blame Treasury for the saga regarding social welfare payments, says the DA.

Mark Barnes denies Post Office links to Sassa grants bid

2017-02-15 15:30

Reports linking the South African Post Office to a bid for South Africa Social Security Agency grants to “CPS, Net1 or any other parties are not true”, says SAPO.

US analyst urges clients to sell Net1 shares as concerns mount over Sassa

2017-02-14 07:32

Amid mounting concerns over the future of social grants payments, Net1 UEPS chief executive Serge Belamant has hit back at critics of his company.

Cape Town mother’s long wait for social grants

2017-02-09 08:38

A Cape Town mother’s long wait for social grants for her children has finally come to an end after the South African Social Security Agency paid out the grants earlier this week, GroundUp reports.

How to liberate Sassa from its hostage situation

2017-02-03 19:07

The Post Office has the power to stop this exploitation of the poor, writes social activist Bongi Poloma Makeba.

The long queue for social grants

2017-02-03 08:08

Social grant recipients have spoken to GroundUp about the challenges they face waiting in long queues for their money.

We have failed, Sassa admits

2017-02-02 11:00

The South African Social Security Agency is to apply to the Constitutional Court to extend the grant payments contract of Cash Paymaster Services for another year.

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