Missing Sassa deadline 'no natural disaster' - ANC MPs

2017-02-22 18:26

Ruling party MPs on Parliament’s social development committee have rallied behind Minister Bathabile Dlamini as she was questioned about the department’s readiness for April 1.

Have a look at Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech in one infographic.

Have a look at Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech in one infographic.

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Budget tips: It should be prayers, not pointers for Pravin

2017-02-20 16:21

Fin24 user Steven Gildenhuys says it would be good if more affluent South Africans could share their good fortune, and points out that many abuse the social grant system.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sassa finally in Parliament to address grants scheme concerns

2017-02-01 07:27

Sassa will finally appear in Parliament to update MPs on its readiness to take over the social grants scheme, after its meeting was abruptly cancelled last week.

No grant payment disruption on April 1, Sassa promises

2017-01-27 21:22

Social grant payments will not be disrupted when the social development department’s contract with Cash Paymaster Services ends on April 1, the SA Social Security Agency has promised.

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.

This infographic sheds light on the impact of income tax, announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

This infographic sheds light on the impact of income tax, announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Net 1: Ending SA welfare deal would be a ‘disaster’

2017-01-31 18:33

A failure to extend Net 1's contract to distribute welfare payments beyond the end of March would be a “national disaster,” says the chief executive officer.

Dlamini faces R248m claim and an interdict

2017-01-22 06:10

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is facing a legal suit of up to R248m if a 15-year-old dispute over South Africa’s social grant system is not resolved.

Labour Wrap: Call for a universal basic income

2016-11-17 05:00

If governments could provide a basic living wage to every citizen, whether in work or not, society as a whole would benefit, says Terry Bell.

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