ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL GRANTS

No plan to reissue SA grants tender

2015-11-06 16:08

There is no plan to reissue a R10bn social grants tender after it ends in 2017, says the South African Social Security Agency.

Awarding of social grant tender postponed

2015-10-16 17:33

Electronic payments company Net1 UEPS Technologies faces the prospect of hanging onto South Africa’s R10bn social grants tender until 2017.

Mom gets much needed grant for ill child

2015-06-16 09:04

A Durban mother who has been in a battle for a care-dependency grant with the South African Social Security Agency, is breathing a sigh of relief after her grant was finally approved.

Corruption Watch questions Sassa's R317m payment to Net1

2015-04-02 18:28

Civil society group Corruption Watch wants the High Court to reverse a decision by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to pay e-payments company Net1 R317m.

R3.3bn plan to extend child support grant to 21

2015-03-16 21:07

The SA department of social development has plans to extend the child support grant to the age of 21, which will cost the state R3.3bn by the third year.

Old age pension increases to R1 410

2015-02-25 14:42

The 2015/16 social development budget allocation of R155.3bn will largely be spent on assisting vulnerable groups, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Early December social grant payment

2014-11-26 11:17

The South African Social Security Agency says the December payment cycle has been brought forward.

Call to bar debit orders on child grants

2014-10-09 05:00

The National Credit Regulator and the Treasury must join forces to stop debit orders being deducted from child grant recipients, says PS & S MD Fred Steffers.

Beware of 'sharks in suits' - minister

2014-09-11 13:03

Sharks in suits are preying on social grant beneficiaries and looting their bank accounts, warns Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Sassa reviews proof of life system

2014-07-31 22:00

Sassa has announced that it has paid attention to complaints from social grant beneficiaries and will review the proof of life system.

 

Rapid growth in social grants and welfare services

2015-10-21 15:23

Social assistance and welfare services have grown rapidly in recent years, the mini budget shows.

US court dismisses class action against Net1

2015-09-18 11:33

A US court has dismissed a class action against Net1 UEPS Technologies, which manages South Africa’s social grant payment system.

Net1 makes U-turn on Sassa tender process

2015-05-18 12:31

Electronic payments company Net1 UEPS Technologies has chosen to withdraw from an upcoming social grants tender process following years of controversy.

A better life for the handicapped in SA's rural areas

2015-03-17 14:22

Access to physiotherapists and occupational therapists can help ensure that handicapped kids have a better quality of life.

Social grant tender deadline suspended

2015-02-26 11:13

Electronic payments company Net1 has more time to continue carrying out a social grant tender amid a Constitutional Court decision to suspend a bidding deadline.

Net1 challenges new grant tender requirements

2014-11-26 13:10

Payment systems company Net 1 says it has approached the Constitutional Court to halt a new tender process for a five-year social grants contract.

Social grants cost SA R109bn, says Dlamini

2014-10-20 19:41

Just under 16 million people have been receiving some form of social security grant, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Sassa contract back in the spotlight

2014-09-11 16:48

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has given social grant distributor Cash Paymaster Services 14 days to sign a revised deal or face court action.

Sustainability of child grant questioned

2014-08-02 05:00

South Africa's system of cash grants for children now covers 11 million recipients and raises questions about its sustainability.

Corruption, welfare and SA

2014-07-24 07:24

Trust and the size of a welfare state is twin-peaked, says Geoffrey Chapman.

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