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.

ConCourt demands clarity on Sassa, Post Office contingency plans

2018-03-10 12:40

The Constitutional Court has demanded that both the South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office clarify the contingency measures put in place to deal with the payment of social grants.

ConCourt set to hear Sassa case on CPS contract extension

2018-03-06 08:07

Sassa's concern is for the 29% of grant beneficiaries, most of whom live in rural areas and depend on cash deliveries of their social grants, a service that is currently provided by CPS.

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.


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.

Sassa admits: No feasible contingency plan for cash payments of social grants

2018-03-13 21:01

Sassa's contingency plan to manage the cash component of the social grants system was only work in progress, acting CEO Pearl Bhengu has explained in court papers.

Sassa, Post Office to give briefing on progress in social grant payments migration

2018-03-08 05:17

Sassa has less than a month to fully migrate core components of the grants scheme from Cash Paymaster Services, as ordered by the Constitutional Court, to the Post Office.

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.

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