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Sassa gives the Post Office an offer to pay social grants

2017-10-19 06:57

The South African Social Security Agency has given an offer to the South African Post office to take over the payment of social grants.

Social grant cards will remain valid beyond expiry date, Sassa promises

2017-10-16 16:55

The South African Social Security Agency has assured social grant beneficiaries that payment cards, which expire on December 31, will continue to be valid beyond their expiry dates.

Still no Sassa-Post Office deal signed despite Dlamini's deadline

2017-10-05 19:10

There is still no social grants distribution agreement signed between the South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office, two weeks after a self-imposed deadline.

AS IT HAPPENED: Bathabile Dlamini dodges question on Scopa's role in new payment scheme

2017-09-15 09:54

During a media briefing concerning a new payment scheme for social grants, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini dodges a question about the role of the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa).

Another Sassa delay gags Post Office at Scopa meeting

2017-09-06 07:40

South African Post Office officials have flown to Parliament only to be told they couldn't make a presentation, after Sassas's self-imposed timelines were moved back two weeks.

How Net1 will make money after social grant contract ends

2017-08-21 07:12

The accounts of social grant beneficiaries who have EasyPay Everywhere (“green” card) accounts will remain active after the contract between Sassa and CPS comes to an end in March 2018.

SA’s poor use bank account as mailbox for social grants

2017-08-11 08:00

Social grant holders use their bank account as a mailbox, which implies they rarely use their bank accounts as a store of value, explains Farai Muronda.

Former Sassa CEO ‘put in his place’

2017-07-23 06:04

Ousted social grants boss insists that he didn’t overstep his boundaries, but officials say he was going to sink the country.

EOH slams report suggesting execs more 'notorious' than Guptas

2017-07-18 15:41

EOH says the IT services it provided SASSA for 8 years were based on merit, dispelling an article that suggested its directors could trump the Guptas on state capture.

Social grant beneficiaries happy after cancelling 'green' cards

2017-07-10 07:10

Some social grant beneficiaries in Ceres who cancelled their “green cards” in June have for the first time in months received their full social grant amount.

 

Dlamini, Sassa face possible summons after no-show in Parliament

2017-10-18 13:40

The Portfolio Committee on Social Development will take legal advice on the possibility of summonsing Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, her department and Sassa, following another no-show in Parliament.

Foster grants - Bathabile Dlamini's next national embarrassment?

2017-10-13 07:22

The department of social development may find itself in a similar situation with foster care grants as it did when it missed the Constitutional Court's deadline to take over the payment of social grants. 

Post Office/Sassa decision by next week - Dlamini

2017-09-15 12:21

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the Post Office's bid to assist with the social grants scheme will be evaluated and decided on by the end of next week.

Bathabile Dlamini to deliver Sassa payments plan update

2017-09-15 05:20

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is expected to brief journalists about the progress to introduce a new payment scheme for social grants.

1Life to refund pensioner after unexplained policy deductions

2017-08-29 06:34

Op-die-Berg resident Jakobus Fortuin realised something was wrong when he discovered deductions against his old age grant for a funeral policy he didn't want and hadn't bought.

MPs 'sceptical' about Post Office readiness to aid Sassa

2017-08-15 12:12

Scopa MPs have been left "sceptical" following a presentation by Sassa's new interim CEO, who claimed the South African Post Office will be ready for grants testing by November.

Jobs - not grants - only way out of poverty, says Pali Lehohla

2017-08-07 11:58

Poverty can’t be resolved by social grants, but only when people are productive and working, says statistician general Pali Lehohla.

Dlamini to work with Post Office on Sassa grants

2017-07-19 18:50

Social Development Bathabile Dlamini says the ANC has instructed her to work with the SA Post Office to pay grants to about 17 million people.

Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza resigns

2017-07-17 15:38

Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini has confirmed that the South Africa Social Security Agency CEO Thokozani Magwaza has resigned.

Sassa reveals transitional plan for social grants payments

2017-06-21 17:38

The South African Social Security Agency plans to implement a hybrid, transitional model over the next four years, MPs have been told.

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