Scopa wants 'absent' Sassa head to explain millions spent on KZN events

2018-05-22 16:38

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts wants former Sassa CEO Pearl Bhengu to appear before it to explain how almost R16m was irregularly spent on three events in KwaZulu-Natal.

Sassa debacle: Dlamini hits back, saying ConCourt has no authority to impose cost order

2018-05-14 18:27

A report compiled by Judge Bernard Ngoepe did not make any findings that former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini acted in bad faith or in her own interests during the Sassa debacle, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Bathabile Dlamani evasive during inquiry - Judge Ngoepe

2018-05-07 18:39

Former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini was evasive when questions were put to her during an inquiry into her role in the 2017 social grants crisis, Judge Bernard Ngoepe has said.

Shabangu unhappy with Grindrod's R10 Sassa charge

2018-05-03 19:03

The Department of Social Development is challenging Grindrod's new charges to cover the costs of Sassa transactions, following the lapsing of the old terms of the CPS contract in March.

Shabangu suspended Sassa tender to replace CPS due to 'challenges'

2018-05-02 15:01

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has explained to MPs that she had to suspend tender processes to find a new service provider to replace Cash Paymaster Services, due to "challenges" with the tender.

Sassa: More delays to find CPS replacement as minister suspends tender process

2018-04-26 15:41

New social development minister Susan Shabangu has suspended Sassa's current tender processes to find a new service provider to replace Cash Paymaster Services, court papers have shown.

Dlamini, Bhengu argue they should not be held financially responsible for CPS contract extension debacle

2018-04-17 18:34

Former minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini and acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bhengu say they should not be ordered to pay costs in the social grants saga as they have always acted in good faith.

Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa CEO face deadline to explain why they shouldn't be held liable for grants extension

2018-04-16 05:03

Embattled Minister in the Presidency for women Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa acting CEO Pearl Bhengu have been given a deadline to explain why they should not foot the bill for the CPS contract extension.

Sassa says Grindrod bank charge is 'disingenuous'

2018-03-30 07:37

Dianne Dunkerley, executive manager of grants administration at the South African Social Security Agency has said that Grindrod Bank was being "disingenuous" when it stated that it was "forced to charge grant beneficiaries bank charges due to Sassa withdrawing their subsidy".

Constitutional court ruling on CPS extension widely welcomed

2018-03-24 14:43

Various political and civil society groups have reacted to the decision taken by the Constitutional court to allow CPS to continue distributing social grants to beneficiaries who receive their grants in cash.


Banks in talks with Sassa over social grants payments

2018-05-18 16:18

Banks are talks with the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to find a solution for the distribution of grants.

Shabangu promises Sassa will comply with ConCourt order

2018-05-09 20:57

Minister for Social Development Susan Shabangu has promised that South African Social Security Agency grants will continue to be paid and that their obligations to the Constitutional Court will be met.

Sassa wants to recoup R2m spent on security for Bathabile Dlamini's children

2018-05-04 13:54

The South African Social Security Agency wants to recoup R2m spent on security for former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini's children, a parliamentary reply has revealed.

Treasury slams Net1 charges for Sassa as too high

2018-05-03 13:03

Treasury has recommended that Net1 UEPS Technologies be paid 24% less than it’s requesting for a six month extension to pay social welfare grants at cash pay points.

Sassa gets new acting CEO, Pearl Bhengu returns to provincial post

2018-04-28 19:14

The South African Social Security Agency has appointed Abraham Mahlangu as acting CEO, replacing Pearl Bhengu who had requested to be sent back to her provincial post in KwaZulu-Natal, Fin24 can confirm.

Sassa tells Net1 to retract 'misleading' pamphlet

2018-04-26 05:15

The company has been told to apologise to social grant beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries using old Sassa cards urged not to panic

2018-04-16 18:48

The South African Social Security Agency says beneficiaries with old Sassa cards, who access their grants using electronic or cash payments, will be issued with new cards at its offices or at the Post Office.

Minister to observe Eastern Cape Sassa payments

2018-04-05 07:12

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele is scheduled to meet with local leaders in Ntabakhulu in the Eastern Cape before engaging with social grant beneficiaries.

Over 5 million social grant beneficiaries to pay R10 'bank charge'

2018-03-29 09:50

The South African Social Security Agency says Grindrod Bank will charge each grant beneficiary R10 to maintain their accounts.

Sassa woes: Dlamini, Bhengu to explain why they should not foot social grants legal bill

2018-03-23 18:41

The Constitutional Court has not taken kindly to the shenanigans of former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa acting CEO Pearl Bhengu in the drawn-out social grants saga.

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