Long queues expose Sassa beneficiaries to coronavirus - Black Sash

2020-03-31 16:04

Beneficiaries of social grants are facing exposure to the novel coronavirus which could result in furthering the spread of the virus to vulnerable communities, says human rights organisation Black Sash.

Government to reconsider set top box roll out model

2019-12-22 15:32

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams told reporter that government would reassess the model through which it distributed digital television set top boxes around the country, as the previous model proved itself to be a failure.

Post Office losses widen to more than R1bn as mail volumes decline

2019-10-15 20:34

Losses at the SA Post Office increased by R95m, to R1.1bn for the 2018/19 financial year.

Minister to appoint new Post Office board, which is currently chaired by a Zuma loyalist

2019-10-10 11:06

Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will announce a new board for the SA Post Office this month.

Union calls for harsh sentence to set 'example' in Uyinene case

2019-09-05 19:15

The Communication Workers' Union has called for a "harsher sentence" for the man accused of killing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, that will "set an example".

PIC: The Clareinch post office where Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped, killed

2019-09-02 18:04

Noli Makha remained hopeful that her niece Uyinene Mrwetyana was alive, even as she stood in line to enter the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Monday morning where a man believed to be involved in the teenager's disappearance was expected in the dock.

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.

Post Office to issue new Sassa cards over the weekend

2018-06-15 15:33

Social grant recipients who are still using their old South African Social Security Agency cards should swap them for new ones over the weekend, the South African Post Office says.

The Post Office fumes at Sassa

2018-01-28 06:00

SA Post Office (Sapo) boss Mark Barnes has fired a veiled attack at Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini by accusing the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) of being “non-responsive and causing delays” in his entity’s ability to take over the payment of grants on April 1.

OUTA wants to see new welfare grants deal

2017-12-11 11:07

It is official, the South African Post Office will now be in charge of distributing SASSA grants, but OUTA wants the details of the new deal to be made public.


Minister reverses appointment of Newyear Ntuli at Usaasa following sex claims - reports

2019-12-27 09:03

Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has reversed the appointment of Newyear Ntuli as the Administrator for the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa.

Postbank journey to bank status at an advanced stage, says minister

2019-10-24 21:05

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says responsibility and control of Postbank has been transferred to the Postbank Board and management in line with section 6 of the South African Postbank Limited Act.

7 men caught breaking into Eastern Cape post office

2019-10-11 20:56

The suspects, aged between 30 and 45, were arrested - five of them being Zimbabwean nationals.

Govt plans for Postbank are 'backward', belong in Thatcher era - union

2019-09-27 11:33

Communication Workers Union secretary general Aubrey Tshabalala says a proposal to realign Postbank’s shareholding to National Treasury was at odds with best practice globally.

Future of Postbank still in the balance after Barnes resignation

2019-09-03 22:01

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has said that differences in determining the fate of Postbank were behind the decision of Mark Barnes to resign as CEO of the South African Post Office, and that talks are still underway to determine a path forward.

Unions a crucial cog in the machine that could help save SOEs

2019-08-11 08:23

Workers must fight to get shares in the SOEs alongside private sector players and the state in a shareholding system that balances the commercial imperative and general wellbeing of the economy, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Social grant beneficiaries struggle as post office strike continues

2018-07-14 06:45

We feel their pain. Some of the issues raised will help them, says striker.

SA Post Office website down for days

2018-03-22 16:04

The website of the South African Post Office has been down for a number of days, allegedly due to unpaid domain fees.

SA said to target R4bn from Telkom stake

2017-12-15 10:28

South Africa is seeking to raise as much as R4bn from the sale of part of its 39% stake in Telkom to raise funds for SAA and the post office, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Sapo’s Sassa admin costs

2017-11-26 06:00

Experts overseeing the grant payment transition say the Post Office’s budget projections are shockingly high.

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