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Expert panel proposes alternative 'direct' grants scheme

2017-11-21 17:18

As if the social grants saga is not complicated enough, an expert panel reporting to the Constitutional Court has proposed a late, alternative scheme to deliver social grants.

Scopa to be briefed on Sassa saga

2017-11-21 07:36

The South African Social Security Agency is expected back in the spotlight over its compliance on the phasing out of Cash Paymaster Services.

Still no Post Office, Sassa grants deal despite govt deadline

2017-11-17 15:33

The South African Post Office will likely have to wait until next week before an official agreement to assist with the state's social grants scheme can be reached with Sassa .

Zuma: If I fire Dlamini, who will deliver court-ordered grants scheme?

2017-11-02 20:55

President Jacob Zuma says he cannot fire Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini as she is responsible for delivering a new social grants scheme as ordered by the Constitutional Court.

Sassa, Post Office agree to 'sit through the night' to thrash out deal

2017-10-31 13:11

The South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office will "sit through the night" to thrash out a deal for the social grants scheme before Wednesday evening, MPs have heard.

Sassa rejects Post Office's counter offer

2017-10-27 17:41

Talks between the South Africa Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office over social grant distributions have collapsed.

Sassa mulling Post Office's response to grants offer

2017-10-26 16:01

The South African Social Security Agency says it is mulling over the South African Post Office's response to its offer to assist the agency with the social grants scheme.

Sassa gives the Post Office an offer to pay social grants

2017-10-19 06:57

The South African Social Security Agency has given an offer to the South African Post office to take over the payment of social grants.

Social grant cards will remain valid beyond expiry date, Sassa promises

2017-10-16 16:55

The South African Social Security Agency has assured social grant beneficiaries that payment cards, which expire on December 31, will continue to be valid beyond their expiry dates.

Still no Sassa-Post Office deal signed despite Dlamini's deadline

2017-10-05 19:10

There is still no social grants distribution agreement signed between the South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office, two weeks after a self-imposed deadline.

 

Post Office finally gets the nod to prove grants scheme capacity

2017-11-21 10:02

The South African Post Office has finally been given first rights to provide core functions and services in a new hybrid social grant scheme system, provided it is cost effective, MPs have heard.

CPS rejects report questioning Sassa millions

2017-11-19 15:47

It appears that Net1 subsidiary Cash Paymaster Services underestimated the pre-tax profits relating to the Sassa contract by between R214.2m and R614.4m, states an independent report.

Sassa mayhem: Govt officials hell-bent on CPS to dish out grants, says Nzimande

2017-11-12 20:53

Without mentioning any names, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande claims there are people in government fighting tooth and nail to keep social grants in the hands of Cash Paymaster Services.

Dlamini says 'patriarchy' is the reason MPs don't buy her Sassa story

2017-10-31 17:14

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says "patriarchy" is the reason MPs don't believe her side of the story in the deadlock to sign a deal with the South African Post Office.

Dlamini: Sassa opts for tender process after Post Office deal downscaled

2017-10-30 13:16

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says Sassa will use a tender process to find providers for three services, after the capabilities of the SA Post Office to carry out the services were deemed too limited.

No confidence debate looms for Dlamini if Sassa progress stalls

2017-10-27 12:59

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini could face a motion of no confidence in Parliament if Sassa can show no progress made in the grants handover by Tuesday.

Sassa's Post Office deal in the balance

2017-10-25 06:14

The pending deal between the South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office could be at risk, according to a letter sent to the agency.

Dlamini, Sassa face possible summons after no-show in Parliament

2017-10-18 13:40

The Portfolio Committee on Social Development will take legal advice on the possibility of summonsing Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, her department and Sassa, following another no-show in Parliament.

Foster grants - Bathabile Dlamini's next national embarrassment?

2017-10-13 07:22

The department of social development may find itself in a similar situation with foster care grants as it did when it missed the Constitutional Court's deadline to take over the payment of social grants. 

Post Office/Sassa decision by next week - Dlamini

2017-09-15 12:21

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the Post Office's bid to assist with the social grants scheme will be evaluated and decided on by the end of next week.

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