Sassa alert: Social grant beneficiaries in Gauteng risk losing April payouts

2019-04-04 12:16

Sassa has warned that 24 506 beneficiaries in Gauteng stand to forfeit their payments this month.

SCAM ALERT: No, you can't buy Sassa cards on Facebook

2019-01-16 08:32

The South African Social Security Agency has voiced its concern following an advertisement of on Facebook by a man who claims to be "selling" Sassa cards.

Zweli Mkhize urges disaster management centres to remain vigilant

2018-12-31 19:14

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has called on all government departments, NGOs and the private sector, to lend a hand in managing disaster risks better.

Man killed for allegedly stealing grandparents' Sassa cash

2018-12-04 09:17

It is alleged that the man was killed after he stole his grandparents' Sassa cards and withdraw their pension 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 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.


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.

Wupperthal fire: Police investigating arson case after fire ravaged historic town

2019-01-01 23:03

Western Cape police have confirmed that they are investigating a case of arson following a blaze that destroyed houses and buildings on Sunday in Wupperthal near Clanwilliam.

Sassa warns grant recipients of 'unscrupulous scammers'

2018-12-20 11:05

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has urged grant beneficiaries to be on the lookout for attempts by "unscrupulous scammers" to cheat them out of their money.

Court orders Sassa to pay grants into accounts chosen by beneficiaries

2018-11-29 18:32

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has handed down an interim order, which requires the South African Social Security Agency to pay social grants into accounts chosen by grant beneficiaries.

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

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