Probe into Uyinene Mrwetyana's alleged killer finds Post Office officials knew about his conviction

2019-09-07 23:38

The criminal record of the man who confessed to raping and killing Uyinene Mrwetyana was known to Post Office officials in 2018 already, a preliminary investigation found.

Justice delivered in 3 days: Son of employee, friend convicted for post office theft

2019-06-04 11:34

Justice has been delivered - quicker than some people receive their mail - for two people who stole money from an Eastern Cape post office.

'We are still not there but we see light' - SAPO on clearing mail backlogs

2018-11-14 18:30

The South African Post Office says it is dealing with a local mail backlog of about 4.8 million items – but the international figure is much higher.

Sassa makes 'concerted effort' to transfer beneficiaries but still faces challenges

2018-10-19 18:30

Sassa has made a "concerted effort" to transfer grant recipients from Cash Paymaster Services to the Postbank but still faces problems that undermine payments, says a report.

Sassa and Post Office 'ready to pay grants' - minister

2018-08-31 18:14

The South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office are ready to start rolling out payments to social grant beneficiaries at the end of September, the social development minister has said.

Nationwide computer glitch delays Sassa card swapping

2018-08-20 14:14

A computer glitch is causing massive delays for those hoping to swap their old South African Social Security Agency cards for the new once. Many, including pensioners, have been standing in snaking queues.

SA Post Office in hot water over R200m Postbank transfer

2018-08-19 06:01

Chief executive of the SA Post Office Mark Barnes has been summoned by the telecommunications ministry for allegedly dipping into the coffers of its subsidiary, Postbank, and transferring R200m to pay creditors.

SAPO confident Sassa beneficiaries will be paid on time

2018-07-31 16:14

All Sassa grants IT system upgrades have been completed, says the South African Post Office.

Minister to observe Eastern Cape Sassa payments

2018-04-05 07:12

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele is scheduled to meet with local leaders in Ntabakhulu in the Eastern Cape before engaging with social grant beneficiaries.

Sassa will be ready by April 1 - Cabinet

2018-03-15 16:12

Despite information before the courts that the contingency plan to pay social grants by April 1 will not be ready, the Cabinet says it is satisfied that the beneficiaries of social grants will be paid on this date.


UCT student murder: Probe into how Mrwetyana's alleged killer secured Post Office job - despite criminal record

2019-09-03 11:00

Former UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana disappeared almost two weeks ago. This week it emerged she was raped and murdered on the day she went missing.

Sassa beneficiaries without cash following robbery at post office

2019-04-02 07:52

Sassa beneficiaries have reportedly been left stranded after the Maitland Post Office was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money.

MPs relieved after Sassa briefing on social grant payments

2018-11-09 05:08

The South African Social Security Agency says it has successfully phased out Cash Paymaster Services in favour of the South African Post Office for the payment of social grants.

Sassa says it is ready for October social grants payment cycle

2018-09-12 21:48

The South African Social Security Agency says it is ready for October when it will make all social grants payments to beneficiaries by itself, in partnership with the South African Post Office.

Sapo, MTN to fight over R900m tender

2018-08-26 07:42

Telecommunications giant MTN and state-owned SA Post Office (Sapo) might be headed for a collision course over a R900 million tender that was allegedly supposed to be awarded to MTN but ended up in Telkom’s lap.

Best of City Press: Ramaphosa faces fightback, Post Office in R200m debacle, and EFF accused of gender violence

2018-08-19 17:04

In case you missed it, here are some of the best-read stories from City Press on Sunday, 19 August.

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.

Post Office strike halts payments to grant beneficiaries

2018-07-09 11:40

Thousands of workers at the South African Post Office and Telkom have downed tools to demand higher wages and, as a result, many social grant beneficiaries have been left stranded.

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: New cash payments service provider only ready by July

2018-03-14 13:06

The search for a new service provider to assist the South African Social Security Agency with cash payments of social grants will only be in place by July, MPs have heard.

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