ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL GRANTS

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.

Call to probe R10bn Sassa tender

2014-04-23 07:00

Corruption Watch says it will urge the police to investigate bribery allegations relating to a social welfare grant tender allocated to Cash Paymaster Services.

No need to worry over grant payments

2014-04-17 19:47

There will be no disruptions in the paying out of social welfare grants to more than ten million recipients, following a ruling of a R10bn tender by Sassa.

ConCourt to rule on R10bn tender

2014-04-16 18:30

The Constitutional Court is set to give its ruling on the remedy to implement after declaring invalid a R10bn tender for social welfare grants.

SA seeking new grant payment model

2014-03-26 20:01

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has urged experts to help find a social grant payment model to bring beneficiaries into the mainstream economy.

 

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.

Minister cheers social grant ruling

2014-04-18 09:58

The social development minister says a ruling that social grant payments must continue shows the courts understand the role of grants in the lives of vulnerable people.

Sassa to issue new grant tender - ConCourt

2014-04-17 13:25

The Constitutional Court has ordered Sassa to initiate a new tender process for the payment of welfare grants, after declaring invalid its current R10bn tender.

Sassa to crack down on grant fraudsters

2014-04-03 18:59

Names of bogus grant beneficiaries will be handed over to the fraud unit of Sassa, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Social development budget up 10%

2014-02-26 14:38

Social development's R144.5bn budget for 2014/15 will benefit from the removal of people not eligible for grants, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said.

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