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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.
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.
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.
Following a meeting with Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu, the Public Servants Association has put its Sassa strike on hold.
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.
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.
Supporters who have gathered in Orlando for the memorial service of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela say she was an inspiration.
Sassa has less than a month to fully migrate core components of the grants scheme from Cash Paymaster Services, as ordered by the Constitutional Court, to the Post Office.
New Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has assumed the responsibilities of ensuring that the SA Social Security Agency successfully migrates the social grants scheme by April 1, Cabinet says.
While it can be argued that women must stand up and stop the enabling of abuse, our minister in charge of the women portfolio has remained an enemy to women by staying silent and doing nothing, write Sixolise Gcilishe and Sarah Setlaelo.
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.
Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu says the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the challenges affecting members of Nehawu and beneficiaries.
Large payments to facilitators for national dialogues and overseas trips have raised eyebrows in the Portfolio Committee on Women, when the Department of Women in the Presidency presented its third and fourth quarter report.
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.
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.
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.
The search for a new service provider to assist the South African Social Security Agency with cash payments of social grants will only be in place by July, MPs have heard.
Sassa's concern is for the 29% of grant beneficiaries, most of whom live in rural areas and depend on cash deliveries of their social grants, a service that is currently provided by CPS.
Acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bhengu has revealed the Constitutional Court will rule on the agency's request to extend the Cash Paymaster Services contract by six months.
Schools, which are meant to be safe havens for children, are now high risk areas for them to be sexually abused by teachers and caretakers, Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women Susan Shabangu has said.
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