ConCourt slams government over Sassa saga

2017-03-17 11:47

The Constitutional Court has ordered SA's welfare agency to extend Net1 UEPS Technologies' contract to avoid a “potential catastrophe” and slammed the government’s handling of the saga.

Grindrod Bank: We need Net1 to ensure Sassa payments

2017-03-15 13:23

Grindrod Bank, which provides banking services for South Africa's 17 million welfare grant recipients, says it needs Net1 UEPS Technologies’ support to continue the welfare system.

Social grants: more than just money at stake

2017-03-14 10:00

Children who don’t receive the grant experience extended periods of hunger, have difficulties accessing health care services, and struggle to meet school-related expenses, writes Wanga Zembe-Mkabile.

We need a holiday from our country

2017-03-06 12:58

The entire Sassa saga is just one big, chaotic mess. We can only despair at the utter lack of respect for the 17 million grant recipients affected by it, writes Faith Daniels.

Treasury not involved in Net1 negotiations

2017-03-05 14:06

National Treasury has ousted reports that it was participating in negotiations with Net1’s subsidiary CPS for the contract for the payment of social grants.

‘We’ll die without the grant’

2017-03-03 06:00

South Africa’s looming social grants crisis has created panic among Pietermaritzburg’s beneficiaries.

Dlamini is blackmailing the ConCourt

2017-02-17 10:25

By invoking the interest of grant recipients, Social Development Minsiter Bathabile Dlamini is using them as a human shield to justify continuous breaking of the law, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Fake PhD scandal hits Net1 CEO Serge Belamant

2016-02-26 11:29

The electronic distributor of SA’s social grant payments, Net1 UEPS Technologies, says its chief executive officer Serge Belamant is a “victim” of a fake PhD scandal.

Net1 seals BEE deal

2012-01-26 16:43

Net1, whose subsidiary distributes social grants, says it has agreed to issue about a fifth of its shares to a black empowerment consortium.


Dlamini is the political gift that keeps on giving

2017-03-17 09:01

Opposition parties rub their hands with glee every time Dlamini skips a meeting, refuses to be questioned or sways in the face of a crisis. They know her failure is their political gold, writes Thulani Gqirana.

Social grants must be paid on 1 April - Gordhan

2017-03-14 16:30

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan assured the public that social grants can be paid on April 1, after the contract between the social development department and Cash Paymaster Services expires.

Allan Gray would welcome further social grant controls

2017-03-12 14:40

Net1 shareholder Allan Gray would welcome further grant controls.

ICMYI: Watch the moment Dlamini left SASSA briefing

An unhappy Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini walked out of press briefing on Sunday. Watch the moment here...

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Editorial: The value of an oath

2017-03-05 06:10

‘I, Bathabile Dlamini, do hereby swear to be faithful to the Republic of South Africa and undertake before those assembled here to hold my office as minister with honour and dignity; to respect and uphold the Constitution and all other laws.'

Sassa headed for a conveniently imperfect solution

2017-03-01 10:44

Is Bathabile Dlamini using Sassa to elevate the persistent claims that Treasury's fiscal approach is anti-poor, or defensive of “white monopoly capital”, asks Arthur Christopher.

Sassa grant fraud: man arrested

2016-06-03 08:01

Following illegal deductions from thousands of grant beneficiaries’ accounts, the Umlazi K9 Unit have arrested a man in possession of 36 South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) cards.

Govt tightens up on social grants

2012-06-18 13:26

The government has stepped up efforts to stamp out fraud and corruption within its social security system, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

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