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.

Sassa hoping to form a strong relationship with Nehawu

2018-07-10 22:58

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu says the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the challenges affecting members of Nehawu and beneficiaries.

Grindrod seeks to social retain grant customers with cheap accounts

2018-07-06 19:28

Grindrod is seeking to retain as many as possible of the 5.4 million bank accounts it’s set to lose following South Africa’s decision to appoint a new distributor of welfare grants, tempting recipients with affordable banking services.

Pensioners now being paid, after system 'stabilises' - Sassa

2018-07-05 13:31

The South African Social Security Agency says its payment system has stabilised and that beneficiaries are being paid.

'We are paid peanuts,' says striking Sassa employee

2018-07-03 17:35

The employees, who are members of the Public Servants' Association, have been on strike for over a month and are demanding a salary increase of up to 13%.

Unsuspecting Sassa beneficiary claims he was duped into getting green EasyPay card

2018-06-25 16:54

Monwabisi Mjuleni from KwaNobuhle in Uitenhage says he was visiting a local South African Social Security Agency office when he was duped into getting a green EasyPay Everywhere account.

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.

CPS to get the boot from Sassa offices by end of July, MPs told

2018-06-06 17:24

The South African Social Security Agency says plans are afoot to ensure that Cash Paymaster Services no longer have a presence in their offices come the end of July.

Shabangu outlines 'migration strategy' away from CPS

2018-06-01 18:13

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has filed her latest monthly report to the Constitutional Court, indicating her department's progress in finding an alternative to Cash Paymaster Services' cash portion of the scheme before the September 30 deadline.

DA slams CPS' latest money move in the Sassa saga

2018-05-25 18:03

"Essentially, CPS is attempting to create yet another crisis, risking the well-being of 2.8 million social grant recipients, to force government's hand to pay them more money," DA MP Bridget Masango has said.


More than 1.8m social grants beneficiaries migrated to new Sassa card

2018-07-12 14:12

More than 1.8 million social grants beneficiaries have been migrated to the new gold SA Social Security Agency card, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Comprehensive Social Security has announced.

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.

WATCH: Technical glitches leave social grant recipients out in the cold

Frustrated social grant recipients have been forced to wait in long queues this week, after technical glitches meant they were unable to access their cash. Watch.

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Court dismisses Sassa bid to stop strike with costs

2018-07-04 16:26

The Labour Court in Johannesburg has ordered that the South African Social Security Agency's (Sassa) bid to halt the strike of its employees, be struck off the roll with costs.

Sassa urges patience, assures beneficiaries grants will be paid despite difficulties

2018-07-03 11:09

The South African Social Security Agency has assured those who experienced problems with electronic payments that they will be paid in full.

PSA delivers ultimatum to social development minister over Sassa salary dispute

2018-06-21 17:08

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has been given an ultimatum to respond to demands by the Public Servants Association, acting on behalf of striking South African Social Security Agency employees, or face further action.

Sassa strike on hold, following 'positive' engagements with Shabangu - PSA

2018-06-11 18:11

Following a meeting with Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu, the Public Servants Association has put its Sassa strike on hold.

Sassa warns of increase in fake SMSes doing the rounds

2018-06-02 14:06

The South African Social Security Agency has issued a warning following an increase in the number of "fake" SMSes being circulated to its beneficiaries.

Sassa's cash payments plan not yet clear - independent panel report

2018-05-28 15:50

The independent panel report on the social grants matter headed by the office of the Auditor General, says the South African Social Security Agency's plan to migrate cash beneficiaries away from CPS is not yet clear.

Sassa: Cash grants at risk again as CPS says it has not received any payment

2018-05-25 13:43

In a letter, CPS says it has not been able to successfully invoice Sassa since April 1 for various reasons and has therefore received no new payments from Sassa.

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