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 probes scam offering grocery vouchers to the unemployed

2018-10-30 11:36

The South African Social Security Agency in Gauteng is fast-tracking an investigation into a scam, involving grocery voucher offers to unemployed South Africans.

The long wait for a foster care grant

2018-10-13 09:35

A Newcastle man has waited more than a year for a grant for a child in his care – a situation which researchers say are common because of a shortage of social workers to handle foster care grants.

Social grant distribution in jeopardy as Sassa strike continues 'indefinitely'

2018-10-10 12:54

Nehawu says the distribution of social grants to millions of South Africans hangs in the balance as its members at Sassa strike over issues around the biometric enrolment of beneficiaries.

DA has 'dodging Dlamini' charged with perjury over Sassa saga

2018-10-03 20:08

The DA has had perjury charges laid against Minister of Women in the Presidency Bathabile Dlamini.

Home Affairs official told frail 86-year-old to 'go back to Lesotho'

2018-10-01 11:36

An 86-year-old woman did not have access to her pension for three months because she lost her ID and SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) card and was unable to get new ones.

ConCourt ruling on Dlamini, Sassa debacle a victory - Black Sash, FUL

2018-09-27 15:33

NGOs Black Sash and Freedom Under Law say the Constitutional Court's ruling on former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini is a victory.

ConCourt to decide whether Bathabile Dlamini must personally pay costs in Sassa debacle

2018-09-27 06:58

The Constitutional Court is expected to decide whether former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini should be held personally liable for her handling of last year's SA Social Security Agency debacle.

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.

Net1 accused of duping social grant beneficiaries

2018-08-30 19:59

Pensioners were allegedly told that the EasyPay card was the new Sassa card.


Julian Beare emerges tops as Grindrod makes board announcements

2018-11-05 19:39

Grindrod Bank announced the appointment of Julian Beare and others amongst changes to its board through a Sens announcement.

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 biometric system suspended as talks start to end strike

2018-10-10 19:51

The social development department has agreed to suspend the biometric enrolment of South African Social Security Agency beneficiaries, following a meeting with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union.

Sassa employees to embark on 'full-blown' strike – Nehawu

2018-10-08 17:07

The National Health and Allied Workers Union says its preparations for a strike at SA Social Security Agency branches across the country are at an advanced stage.

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.

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

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.

Eastern Cape taxi strike disrupts social grant payments

2018-09-19 17:56

Social grant payments have been disrupted in parts of the Eastern Cape as taxi associations went on strike, blocking roads and pulling passengers out of vehicles.

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.

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.

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