ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL GRANTS

Sassa says it's ready to pay grants

2017-03-26 12:01

It's all systems go for grant recipients, the department of social development has assured South Africans.

Media should be celebrated on #HumanRightsDay

2017-03-21 07:02

As we mark Human Rights Day, it is a time, especially now, to honour fearless and independent journalists, says Terry Bell.

I come as one, I stand as 17 million

2017-03-19 06:07

Are we regressing as a country, or did we simply stop caring? What are we doing to lift others as we rise, asks Nonkosi Slatsha.

Sassa shamble: Noose tightens for Bathabile Dlamini

2017-03-17 22:02

The warning to Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is crystal clear: just one wrong move with grant payments and she will be held personally liable.

Black Sash 'elated' for grant beneficiaries

2017-03-17 16:58

Black Sash says it is elated that the Constitutional Court granted all its requests in its Constitutional Court case against Sassa.

Bathabile Dlamini sorry for causing anxiety, fear

2017-03-17 12:34

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has apologised unreservedly to millions of grant beneficiaries for the anxiety she had put them through.

Private sector beware: Lessons from Sassa crisis

2017-03-16 19:49

The controversial social grants saga engulfing Sassa and Cash Paymaster Service is a significant case study for public-private partnerships.

Why punish Dlamini before she has failed? - Zuma

2017-03-16 16:10

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa's is a "funny democracy", citing calls for Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to be fired before "anything has happened".

CPS coy on its expected profit on new Sassa deal

2017-03-15 21:57

CPS has been coy about revealing to the Constitutional Court just how much it expects to gain from a new deal with Sassa which will take effect from April 1.

ConCourt must determine who slept on the job - Zizi Kodwa

2017-03-15 17:25

The Constitutional Court must determine who slept on the job, ANC national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa has said from the side-lines of the Sassa court case.

 

WATCH: How to stop Net1 preying on the poor - Sygnia CEO

2017-03-23 08:10

Shareholder governance, regulation and financial literacy are required in the bid to prevent social welfare recipients being exploited, says Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka.

Social solidarity is dead

2017-03-19 06:07

Our leaders pay lip service to Marxism, parading in designer rhetoric and enjoying the fruits of capital, while the most needy and vulnerable in our society are nowhere near the centre of power, writes Phillip Dexter.

Dlamini did the right thing to say sorry - Pensioner

2017-03-18 06:52

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has done the right thing by apologising for her handling of the grants crisis, a pensioner has said.

'We have to put all our ducks in a row,' Dlamini says after ConCourt ruling

2017-03-17 18:35

Sassa and the Department of Social Development must put all their ducks in a row now that the Constitutional Court has given them a second chance, says Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Mark Barnes: Post Bank could manage Sassa better and cheaper

2017-03-17 16:03

South African Post Office CEO Mark Barnes says the Post Bank could manage the distribution of Sassa grants at a higher competence level and likely at a reduced cost.

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.

We regret social grants situation - Zuma

2017-03-16 17:19

President Jacob Zuma says government "deeply regrets" the current situation surrounding the social grants scheme, and is doing everything possible to prevent interruptions to payments.

Grindrod Bank: The forgotten party in the Sassa debacle

2017-03-16 15:37

Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka starts unpacking details around the bank behind South Africa's controversial social grants system.

Grindrod Bank breaks silence on social grants fiasco

2017-03-15 20:32

Grindrod Bank, which provides banking services for South Africa’s social grants, has spoken out publicly for the first time on the controversy around the welfare system.

No explanation for Sassa, Dlamini's 'incompetence' - Mogoeng

2017-03-15 16:25

A frustrated Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has asked how Sassa and Minister Bathabile Dlamini came to make themselves look incompetent in the social grants payment debacle.

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