Public Protector probes Sassa manager for alleged abuse of state funds and power

2019-11-25 06:01

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is probing allegations of improper conduct at the South African Social Security Agency in Gauteng, for the alleged misuse of state funds, the abuse of power, and victimisation.

Long queues, no toilets: Closure of old Sassa paypoints leaves pensioners in the lurch - study

2019-10-06 08:09

Every month an elderly woman pays R70 for a taxi to drive her around the mountain from Genadendal to Caledon before standing in a queue for upwards of two hours to collect her Sassa social grant.

Cash Paymaster Services loses appeal bid, ordered to pay R316m back to Sassa

2019-09-30 14:59

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ordered Cash Paymaster Services to pay back an amount of R316m back to the South African Social Services Agency.

CPS not paying R316m back to Sassa without a fight

2019-09-11 09:57

Cash Paymaster Services is adamant the South African Social Services Agency unduly benefited from a service for which they did not pay, OFM reports.

Sassa offices in KZN robbed of 18 computers, guards held at gunpoint

2019-06-25 16:24

KZN Sassa spokesperson Mbizeni Mdlalose says the theft of the computers will not affect operations.

5 times Bathabile Dlamini made the news in Parliament

2019-06-11 17:45

ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini is the latest former minister to walk away from a seat as a Member of Parliament.

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.


Sassa and Home Affairs offices stand empty

2019-10-22 15:32

In 2011, offices for home affairs and the SA Social Security Agency were officially opened in Maqongqo Centre, Pietermaritzburg. But a resident says the offices only operated for a short time before they were closed down.

Sassa crisis: Dlamini still has a lot to answer for despite Public Protector finding - DA

2019-10-02 20:51

Former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini must still be held accountable for the South African Social Security Agency grant payment fiasco, the DA has said, reacting to the Public Protector's findings.

Woman, 91, distraught after money disappears from Sassa account

2019-09-18 09:30

A 91-year-old woman is "totally distraught" after she tried to draw her pension money from her Sassa card and was told there were zero funds in her account.

19 suspected loan sharks nabbed in Eastern Cape, 200 Sassa cards and R110K seized

2019-07-02 12:40

More than 200 South African Social Security Agency cards and R110 000 in cash are among the items officials have confiscated as the agency and the Hawks arrest suspected loan sharks in East London.

'We wish Bathabile Dlamini a peaceful retirement' - Pravin Gordhan

2019-06-12 14:10

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has refused to be drawn into allegations made by former minister Bathabile Dlamini that he colluded with banks.

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.

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