‘Dlamini knew since 2015’

2017-04-09 06:00

The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has left Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini in a pickle after disputing her claim to the Constitutional Court that she only knew in October 2016 that the agency could not run the social grants payments

Zuma and the failed executive

2017-03-26 06:34

Only a seismic shift within the ANC can now save the party from itself, writes Tebogo Khaas.

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.

SA's child support grants should start in pregnancy – study

2017-02-08 11:44

A study was done in 27 countries to determine what South Africa could learn about implementing similar programmes.

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 promise uninterrupted delivery of April payments

2017-04-04 12:42

Electronic payments provider, Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Cash Paymaster Services has again ensured uninterrupted service delivery to South Africa's 10.6 million social grant recipients for the April 2017 pay-cycle.

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.

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.

How to get child support grants in South Africa

2012-07-19 16:55

If you are needy, you can get a grant to help you raise the child you look after. Here's everything you need to know, from the South Africa Government Services.

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