Govt ‘ignored’ Sarb advice on R129bn grants tender

2016-12-14 18:31

The Social Development Department’s ability to continue to make monthly welfare payments to about 17 million people is in jeopardy because it ignored advice from Sarb.

R753 enough to support family of five? Fin24 finds out

2016-06-21 06:50

It would cost a family of five at least 52% more than the R753 Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini claims is adequate to support an indigent household.

Lion to stop funeral cover for welfare kids

2016-05-16 16:50

Lion of Africa Life Assurance will stop selling funeral cover to child welfare recipients following government regulations banning the practice.

World Bank highlights SA’s child grants

2014-05-21 21:00

South Africa, which spends about 3.4% of its GDP on social safety nets, has the most generous child support grant in Africa, according to a World Bank report.

Grants play big part in fighting poverty

2014-04-03 13:05

Social grants have had an important impact on reducing poverty with 4 million fewer people now living in poverty in South Africa, according to Statistics SA.

Dole system on the cards for SA

2012-12-20 10:41

The ANC is set to approve a comprehensive package of grants for unemployed youth that is estimated to cost the country R30bn a year.

DA: Clarify kinship benefit

2012-09-03 22:22

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini needs to outline measures for the financial support of those who care for their grandchildren, the DA says.


Give the poor R200 a month each

2016-11-28 05:00

A basic monthly grant of R200 to every South African, taxed back from the middle class and rich, can put money into the hands of jobless people, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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.

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.

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.

R10bn Sassa tender goes to ConCourt

2013-09-08 17:53

The battle over a R10bn tender to distribute social and welfare grants, is set to reach its final round as the case heads to the Constitutional Court.

A million more to receive grants

2012-10-25 14:29

More than a million additional South Africans will come to rely on the state for income over the next three years.

Social grants now support 15.2m

2011-10-25 15:45

Welfare grants have expanded to cover at least 15.2 million South Africans, according to the latest medium-term budget statement.

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