ARTICLES RELATING TO GRANTS

African universities need structures to assess the impact of grants

2019-06-10 21:00

In most cases grant offices don't have clear “grant policies” to guide their operations and the use of grants received, says Harris Andoh.

Home Affairs official told frail 86-year-old to 'go back to Lesotho'

2018-10-01 11:36

An 86-year-old woman did not have access to her pension for three months because she lost her ID and SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) card and was unable to get new ones.

Sassa: Cash grants at risk again as CPS says it has not received any payment

2018-05-25 13:43

In a letter, CPS says it has not been able to successfully invoice Sassa since April 1 for various reasons and has therefore received no new payments from Sassa.

SA could halve number of poor by 2030 - World Bank

2018-04-10 16:25

South Africa could more than halve its number of poor people to 4 million by 2030 if it addresses corruption, gets free higher education right and reduces policy uncertainty in its mining industry, the World Bank says.

Here's what the Post Office social grants deal will cost

2017-12-12 14:15

The South African Post Office will be handling core functions of a new hybrid social grants scheme from April 2018. This is how much it will cost in its first year.

OUTA wants to see new welfare grants deal

2017-12-11 11:07

It is official, the South African Post Office will now be in charge of distributing SASSA grants, but OUTA wants the details of the new deal to be made public.

Sassa meets deadline to file grants plan to ConCourt

2017-12-08 15:44

The South African Social Security Agency has adhered to the Constitutional Court's directive to file its full social grants plan by 16:00.

Panel asks Treasury to probe Sassa

2017-11-21 10:34

Treasury should probe the conduct of officials at the welfare agency and the social development department for possible prosecution, according to a court appointed panel.

Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office - Treasury letter

2017-11-08 15:35

A letter by National Treasury to acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bengu says the agency should not have disqualified the South African Post Office from three possible services in the social grants scheme.

Social grants remain a priority

2017-10-25 14:59

Social spending remains a top priority for government, with expenditure of more than R200bn projected over the next three years.

 

Social grants: Still some problems, concerns with new payment system

2018-10-02 12:31

Social grant beneficiaries are still having to travel long distances to collect their grants in cash, as the new payment system develops, says the Black Sash.

ConCourt rules that Bathabile Dlamini is liable for 20% of costs in Sassa debacle

2018-09-27 11:46

The Constitutional Court has ruled that former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini is personally liable for 20% of costs of last year's SA Social Security Agency debacle.

The alternative to a state bank

2018-05-23 14:53

The call for state-owned banks in South Africa is not new, but this concept will only benefit a small minority. finweek contributor Johan Fourie proposes an interesting alternative.

Dlamini 'was running Sassa like her own shop' - Magwaza

2018-01-26 13:13

Former Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza has painted a picture of Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini as someone who showed signs of being drunk with power.

Sassa: Clock ticking for Post Office to deliver, says Scopa

2017-12-11 12:10

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts has welcomed the deal struck between Sassa and the South African Post Office to deliver social grants, but has warned that "time is short".

It's official: Post Office, banks to deliver grants in hybrid model

2017-12-10 11:15

The South African Post Office will handle core functions of a new social grants system, while commercial banks will play an increased, direct role for more than 2 million beneficiaries.

Sassa feedback still lacks 'significant details' - Black Sash

2017-11-22 11:38

Black Sash has welcomed Cabinet's intervention in delivering a preliminary agreement between the South African Post Office and Sassa, but says the report back on the arrangement still lacks crucial details.

ConCourt gives Sassa 4 weeks to deliver full grants plan

2017-11-10 15:10

The Constitutional Court has this week delivered a number of new directives to the SA Social Security Agency as the clock keeps ticking in the pending social grants scheme takeover.

Sassa, Post Office agreement date pushed back again

2017-11-08 10:37

The striking of the elusive deal between the South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office has been pushed back yet again, to November 17.

'We have no progress update' - Sassa, social development dept ditch Parliament

2017-10-18 11:17

The portfolio committee on social development waited patiently for a progress update on Sassa's obligations to the Constitutional Court, but they have been stood up by both the agency and the department.

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