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.

Sassa accused of shutting down cash points too soon

2018-08-28 14:31

The South African Social Security Agency has been accused of closing some cash paypoints too soon, leaving many beneficiaries in the lurch.

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.

CPS pleads for ConCourt's intervention in grants cash crunch

2018-07-31 18:51

Cash Paymaster Services has again asked the Constitutional Court to give direction on outstanding money it claims the South African Social Security Agency owes it since April.

PSA plans to institute contempt of court proceedings against Sassa after negotiations break down

2018-07-19 15:54

The Public Servants Association has announced its decision to proceed with a contempt of court application against the minister of social development, following an apparent breakdown in negotiations.

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.

 

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.

Sassa and former CEO slapped with legal costs in CPS extension

2018-08-30 10:30

The SA Social Security Agency and its former CEO Pearl Bengu have been ordered to pay costs for the 2018 application of the extension of the contract of private company Cash Paymaster Services.

Sassa ignores fire victims for six months

2018-08-22 08:12

Despite being notified of the disaster, Sassa has done nothing for the 12 families in Wallacedene who lost everything in a fire.

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.

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.

Further Sassa strike action 'not excluded' following salary negotiation delays

2018-07-17 18:20

The Public Servants Association has called the South African Social Security Agency's attempts to delay salary negotiations irresponsible and has warned that further strike action cannot be excluded.

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.

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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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