ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL GRANTS

23 expert names submitted to ConCourt to assist Sassa

2017-05-19 14:03

A total of 23 names have been nominated as technical experts to come on board to assist the South African Social Security Agency to takeover the national social grants scheme.

ANC in Scopa: Sassa has no strategic plan on grants takeover

2017-05-16 20:16

The ANC in Scopa is “very concerned” by the South African Social Security Agency's apparent lack of a plan to take over payment of social grants.

Scopa, Sassa to discuss social grants contract

2017-05-16 04:53

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts is expected to meet Sassa officials to discuss the extended contract with Cash Paymaster Services.

Sassa to appeal High Court ruling on deductions

2017-05-11 15:47

Social grant payment agency Sassa will appeal a High Court order granting service provider Net1 permission to continue making deductions from beneficiaries' accounts.

Sassa needs R6bn for full grants takeover - Dlamini

2017-05-10 15:25

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the South African Social Security Agency needs R6bn and up to five years to take full control of the social grants system.

Sassa still has 50 000 deduction complaints to deal with - Dlamini

2017-05-10 07:07

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says over 50 000 grant beneficiary complaints are incomplete as they are waiting for affidavits from complainants.

Net1 can keep making social grant deductions, court rules

2017-05-09 11:37

Social grant payment provider Net1 can continue making deductions from people’s grants, the High Court in Pretoria has ruled.

Worry grows over Net1's business practice

2017-04-20 21:15

Allan Gray is increasingly concerned over the running of Net1, saying its research shows the business doesn’t always answer its phones when called by clients.

CPS dismisses Dangor's 'unsubstantiated allegations'

2017-04-13 17:06

CPS has dismissed the "unsubstantiated allegations" made against it by former Social Development Department director general Zane Dangor in his affidavit before court.

Magwaza, Dangor testimony shows need for Sassa inquiry - DA

2017-04-11 17:07

A parliamentary inquiry into the social grants crisis is warranted following claims by Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza and former social development DG Zane Dangor, the DA has said.

 

Clock ticking for Sassa budget vote as MPs wait for new annual plan

2017-05-17 14:29

MPs are in a race against the clock after they heard from a legal advisor that Sassa needs to update its annual plan in line with the Constitutional Court before they can debate its upcoming budget.

We don't know how Dlamini got her R6bn figure - Sassa CEO

2017-05-16 12:23

Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza has told MPs that he does not know where Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini got the suggested R6bn figure for the costs of the social grants takeover.

While Sassa needs more money, Dlamini buys two new luxury cars

2017-05-11 16:30

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has spent just over R2m on two new luxury ministerial cars in the last financial year, a parliamentary reply has revealed.

Dlamini must explain R6bn social grants price tag - DA

2017-05-11 15:01

The DA will submit written questions to Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, after she claimed her department needs a hefty R6bn to complete the social grants takeover.

We thought it would be easier - Dlamini 'disappointed' by Net1 ruling

2017-05-10 13:33

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says she is disappointed that the High Court ruled that Net1 can continue to make deductions from people's social grants.

Sassa ruling devastating - Black Sash

2017-05-09 21:45

A ruling made the High Court allowing social grant payment provider Net1 to continue deducting money from the bank accounts of grant beneficiaries was devastating, Black Sash’s lawyers have said.

Public Protector to look into request for Dlamini probe

2017-05-04 17:50

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will look into the Democratic Alliance's request to probe Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini for allegedly misleading Parliament.

Special Easter surprise for family who survive off social grants

2017-04-14 09:29

For the first time in years, Berenice and Hilton Plaatjies’s children will have Easter eggs for Easter, thanks to News24 readers.

Social development has spent millions on legal fees

2017-04-12 16:44

The Department of Social Development has spent millions of rand on legal fees since April 2013, a parliamentary reply has revealed.

Net1 board reduces Belamant’s power after Sassa saga

2017-04-07 07:57

The board of Net1 UEPS Technologies says it will split the chairperson and chief executive roles, with Serge Belamant resigning from his role as chairperson while remaining CEO.

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