Social grants: Still some problems, concerns with new payment system

2018-10-02 12:31

Social grant beneficiaries are still having to travel long distances to collect their grants in cash, as the new payment system develops, says the Black Sash.

ConCourt rules that Bathabile Dlamini is liable for 20% of costs in Sassa debacle

2018-09-27 11:46

The Constitutional Court has ruled that former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini is personally liable for 20% of costs of last year's SA Social Security Agency debacle.

Sassa: Two more months to go, more than a million beneficiaries to migrate

2018-08-03 19:31

The South African Social Security Agency is stepping up its plan to migrate the remaining 1.1 million beneficiaries still dependent on cash grants to the new system.

More than 1.8m social grants beneficiaries migrated to new Sassa card

2018-07-12 14:12

More than 1.8 million social grants beneficiaries have been migrated to the new gold SA Social Security Agency card, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Comprehensive Social Security has announced.

CPS to get the boot from Sassa offices by end of July, MPs told

2018-06-06 17:24

The South African Social Security Agency says plans are afoot to ensure that Cash Paymaster Services no longer have a presence in their offices come the end of July.

Sassa's cash payments plan not yet clear - independent panel report

2018-05-28 15:50

The independent panel report on the social grants matter headed by the office of the Auditor General, says the South African Social Security Agency's plan to migrate cash beneficiaries away from CPS is not yet clear.

DA slams CPS' latest money move in the Sassa saga

2018-05-25 18:03

"Essentially, CPS is attempting to create yet another crisis, risking the well-being of 2.8 million social grant recipients, to force government's hand to pay them more money," DA MP Bridget Masango has said.

Shabangu promises Sassa will comply with ConCourt order

2018-05-09 20:57

Minister for Social Development Susan Shabangu has promised that South African Social Security Agency grants will continue to be paid and that their obligations to the Constitutional Court will be met.

Dlamini, Bhengu argue they should not be held financially responsible for CPS contract extension debacle

2018-04-17 18:34

Former minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini and acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bhengu say they should not be ordered to pay costs in the social grants saga as they have always acted in good faith.

Constitutional court ruling on CPS extension widely welcomed

2018-03-24 14:43

Various political and civil society groups have reacted to the decision taken by the Constitutional court to allow CPS to continue distributing social grants to beneficiaries who receive their grants in cash.


Bathabile Dlamini's financial woes following Concourt ruling

2018-09-30 14:00

Minister for Women in the Presidency Bathabile Dlamini declared only a stock portfolio of R21 081, and part of a property in the latest register of members interests – which is not nearly enough to cover her hundreds of thousands in legal costs

How Bathabile Dlamini dodged a ConCourt bullet… for now

2018-08-30 18:43

The judgment by the Constitutional Court does not exonerate former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini from blame for the social grants fiasco. Here's what the judges said and what happens next.

CPS pleads for ConCourt's intervention in grants cash crunch

2018-07-31 18:51

Cash Paymaster Services has again asked the Constitutional Court to give direction on outstanding money it claims the South African Social Security Agency owes it since April.

Grindrod seeks to social retain grant customers with cheap accounts

2018-07-06 19:28

Grindrod is seeking to retain as many as possible of the 5.4 million bank accounts it’s set to lose following South Africa’s decision to appoint a new distributor of welfare grants, tempting recipients with affordable banking services.

Shabangu outlines 'migration strategy' away from CPS

2018-06-01 18:13

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has filed her latest monthly report to the Constitutional Court, indicating her department's progress in finding an alternative to Cash Paymaster Services' cash portion of the scheme before the September 30 deadline.

Net 1 asks court to tell government to release funds

2018-05-25 19:51

Net 1 UEPS Technologies has asked the chief justice to order the welfare agency to release money to Cash Paymaster Services, after CPS said it would struggle to keep operating amid a dispute over fees.

Sassa: Cash grants at risk again as CPS says it has not received any payment

2018-05-25 13:43

In a letter, CPS says it has not been able to successfully invoice Sassa since April 1 for various reasons and has therefore received no new payments from Sassa.

Sassa: More delays to find CPS replacement as minister suspends tender process

2018-04-26 15:41

New social development minister Susan Shabangu has suspended Sassa's current tender processes to find a new service provider to replace Cash Paymaster Services, court papers have shown.

Over 5 million social grant beneficiaries to pay R10 'bank charge'

2018-03-29 09:50

The South African Social Security Agency says Grindrod Bank will charge each grant beneficiary R10 to maintain their accounts.

Sassa woes: Dlamini, Bhengu to explain why they should not foot social grants legal bill

2018-03-23 18:41

The Constitutional Court has not taken kindly to the shenanigans of former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa acting CEO Pearl Bhengu in the drawn-out social grants saga.

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