Post Office clarifies Sassa's request for CPS extension

2018-02-13 18:34

SA Post Office COO Lindiwe Kwele has told Parliament it is not accurate that Sassa has asked the Constitutional Court to allow CPS to maintain control over the social grants scheme for another six months.

Beneficiaries need details about new Sassa process, accounts – Black Sash

2018-01-29 20:43

NGO Black Sash has pleaded with the inter-ministerial committee responsible for handling the social grants crisis to release more details about banking requirements under the new scheme.

ConCourt wants Sassa to explain alternative grants payment scheme

2017-11-29 13:58

The Constitutional Court has asked the South African Social Security Agency to provide reasons whether an alternative payment scheme, recently suggested by its expert panel, is feasible.

Post Office finally gets the nod to prove grants scheme capacity

2017-11-21 10:02

The South African Post Office has finally been given first rights to provide core functions and services in a new hybrid social grant scheme system, provided it is cost effective, MPs have heard.

Still no Post Office, Sassa grants deal despite govt deadline

2017-11-17 15:33

The South African Post Office will likely have to wait until next week before an official agreement to assist with the state's social grants scheme can be reached with Sassa .

ConCourt gives Sassa 4 weeks to deliver full grants plan

2017-11-10 15:10

The Constitutional Court has this week delivered a number of new directives to the SA Social Security Agency as the clock keeps ticking in the pending social grants scheme takeover.

Sassa, Post Office agreement date pushed back again

2017-11-08 10:37

The striking of the elusive deal between the South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office has been pushed back yet again, to November 17.

Dlamini says 'patriarchy' is the reason MPs don't buy her Sassa story

2017-10-31 17:14

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says "patriarchy" is the reason MPs don't believe her side of the story in the deadlock to sign a deal with the South African Post Office.

Gupta firms turned away from Postbank

2017-10-31 09:01

Gupta-owned and linked companies were turned away from Postbank, after they requested opening a bank account with the South African Post Office’s bank.

Post Office to consider way forward after Sassa rejects counter offer

2017-10-27 19:52

The South African Post Office will take time to consider the way forward in a proposed social grants deal after Sassa rejected its counter offer to assist with the scheme.


Sassa affidavit: 2.5 million grant recipients don't have personal identification numbers to access grants

2018-02-08 19:45

Roughly 2.5 million of Sassa's beneficiaries will not be able to get their grant payments if its contract with Cash Paymaster Services is not extended, the agency says in court papers.

Here's what the Post Office social grants deal will cost

2017-12-12 14:15

The South African Post Office will be handling core functions of a new hybrid social grants scheme from April 2018. This is how much it will cost in its first year.

Sassa feedback still lacks 'significant details' - Black Sash

2017-11-22 11:38

Black Sash has welcomed Cabinet's intervention in delivering a preliminary agreement between the South African Post Office and Sassa, but says the report back on the arrangement still lacks crucial details.

Scopa to be briefed on Sassa saga

2017-11-21 07:36

The South African Social Security Agency is expected back in the spotlight over its compliance on the phasing out of Cash Paymaster Services.

Treasury review slams Sassa

2017-11-12 06:01

A deal to ensure that poor South Africans receive their social grants is set to be signed by Friday.

Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office - Treasury letter

2017-11-08 15:35

A letter by National Treasury to acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bengu says the agency should not have disqualified the South African Post Office from three possible services in the social grants scheme.

Sassa’s time is running out

2017-11-05 06:00

Agency keeps missing deadlines as it fails to decide who will disburse social welfare grants to millions in SA.

Sassa, Post Office agree to 'sit through the night' to thrash out deal

2017-10-31 13:11

The South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office will "sit through the night" to thrash out a deal for the social grants scheme before Wednesday evening, MPs have heard.

Dlamini: Sassa opts for tender process after Post Office deal downscaled

2017-10-30 13:16

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says Sassa will use a tender process to find providers for three services, after the capabilities of the SA Post Office to carry out the services were deemed too limited.

Sassa rejects Post Office's counter offer

2017-10-27 17:41

Talks between the South Africa Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office over social grant distributions have collapsed.

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