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.

Fewer children now qualify for child support grant

2016-10-26 14:06

After an investigation a number of children were removed from the child support grant system, which led to R1bn lower allocation in the mini budget.

Sassa breached constitution, claims Net 1

2016-08-02 17:06

Net 1 says the South African Social Security Agency has breached the constitution by amending regulations to prevent deductions from payments to beneficiaries.

Ban on welfare grant deductions unlawful - Grindrod

2016-06-21 18:19

Grindrod Bank has accused the South African Social Security Agency of acting unlawfully when it ordered the lender to halt deductions for services and goods from the accounts.

Net 1 seeks clarity after SA stops welfare deductions

2016-06-06 18:58

Net 1 UEPS Technologies has asked a high court to rule on whether a ban on direct deductions from grants applies to all services or just life insurance.

Only Gauteng, Western Cape don't rely on income grants

2016-06-02 13:06

The Western Cape and Gauteng are the only two provinces where over two-thirds of households earn salaries as their main sources of income.

Social grant deductions: Sanlam wants to delay court case

2016-05-10 20:10

Sanlam’s Channel Life unit is seeking more time to consider new government regulations about monthly deductions from state grants for funeral cover.

Welfare kids' funeral cover pits insurers against government

2016-05-03 07:39

Sanlam and Lion of Africa Assurance's policies drain money from child grants that should cover people’s basic needs, the government says.

Fake PhD scandal hits Net1 CEO Serge Belamant

2016-02-26 11:29

The electronic distributor of SA’s social grant payments, Net1 UEPS Technologies, says its chief executive officer Serge Belamant is a “victim” of a fake PhD scandal.

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.


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.

Net 1 boss 'doesn't care' about grants court challenge

2016-08-30 10:13

Net 1 CEO Serge Belamant says he isn’t "remotely concerned" about a court case that could stop deductions for services such as funeral insurance from social grants.

Explainer: Can SA banks legally deduct from social grants?

2016-06-22 07:43

Pieter Koornhof looks at a major issue playing out where social security, banking, property, criminal and constitutional law intersect.

Labour Wrap: Glimmer of light amid the gloom

2016-06-09 07:20

Education, in and of itself, is no solution to South Africa’s economic and social problems, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

New social grant regulations face court challenge

2016-06-05 11:41

Electronic payments company Net1 UEPS Technologies has launched a court challenge of a government decision to limit direct deductions from social grants.

Agency gets flood of social grant disputes

2016-06-01 06:53

The South African Social Services Agency says it received over 23 000 disputes in April following possible unlawful deductions from social benefit grants.

Dlamini chides firms making money from grant recipients

2016-05-06 18:28

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the government is appalled that companies are profiteering from beneficiaries of social grants.

Inflation 'cancels' grant increases before implemented

2016-03-03 21:15

The ink on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget hardly had time to dry before food price inflation wholly undermined the increases he gave 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.

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