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.

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.

PSA delivers ultimatum to social development minister over Sassa salary dispute

2018-06-21 17:08

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.

Sassa strike on hold, following 'positive' engagements with Shabangu - PSA

2018-06-11 18:11

Following a meeting with Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu, the Public Servants Association has put its Sassa strike on hold.

Sassa's cash payments plan not yet clear - independent panel report

2018-05-28 15:50

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.

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.

'Mama Winnie' fought for us to get freedom - supporters remember Madikizela-Mandela at memorial

2018-04-11 13:22

Supporters who have gathered in Orlando for the memorial service of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela say she was an inspiration.

Sassa, Post Office to give briefing on progress in social grant payments migration

2018-03-08 05:17

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.

Shabangu in charge of Sassa migration for now - Cabinet

2018-03-01 14:02

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.

Break the cycle of violence

2017-12-24 06:05

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.


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 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.

Women dept splurges millions on trips: 'We're not gallivanting', says DG

2018-06-12 20:31

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.

Shabangu outlines 'migration strategy' away from CPS

2018-06-01 18:13

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.

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.

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: New cash payments service provider only ready by July

2018-03-14 13:06

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.

ConCourt set to hear Sassa case on CPS contract extension

2018-03-06 08:07

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.

Sassa to hear in 6 days if CPS contract can be extended

2018-02-28 13:20

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 are high risk areas for sexual abuse - Shabangu

2017-11-25 20:51

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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