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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.

City of Cape Town boots Sassa out of Witsand

2017-08-23 10:02

Social grant beneficiaries in Witsand have to wake up early and tackle a 10km trek or pay a R24 return taxi fare to access services or collect grants at the Sassa satellite office, located outside of Atlantis.

Designing pension products better suited for our society

2017-07-06 12:41

Most retirement savings products are aimed at people with a consistent income and who work in the formal economy, thereby excluding the majority of South Africans. This needs to be addressed.

Parliament committee meeting cancelled after Bathabile Dlamini no-show

2017-05-02 13:25

Parliament's select committee on social services has had to cancel its meeting on the department of social development's upcoming budget vote after both the minister and deputy minister failed to attend.

Grants situation 'could have been dealt with much better' - ANC

2017-03-17 13:19

The ANC has welcomed the Constitutional Court's ruling on the social grants crisis, and says the situation could have been better handled.

 

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.

Dlamini appoints acting Sassa CEO

2017-07-19 12:51

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has appointed Pearl Bhengu as interim CEO of the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa).

More people on grants than with jobs, five years later

2017-06-21 10:47

There were more than 17 million South Africans dependent on social grants on a monthly basis compared to about 15.5 million South Africans with jobs last year, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Dlamini 'welcomes' DA submission to Public Protector

2017-04-10 10:32

Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini has said she welcomed the 'progressive step' by the DA to submit allegations that she possibly had an improper relationship with businessman Lunga Ncwana and Cash Paymaster Services to the Public Protector.

What Justice Froneman said on Sassa judgment

2017-03-17 12:18

It took 35 minutes for Constitutional Court Justice Johan Froneman to hand down judgment in the Sassa matter, including an order that CPS's invalid contract to pay grants be extended for 12 months.

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