Frustration for some social grant recipients in Joburg as transport issues delay staff

2020-03-30 12:13

Despite extra taxis being put on the roads to transport essential staff to a stores, there have been delays at shops where social grant beneficiaries can get their money.

National lockdown: South Africans will still be able to access social grant payments

2020-03-24 20:16

South Africans will still be able to access their social grant payments from 30 March and all shelters are to remain functional during the nationwide lockdown.

Dept of Social Development in race against time to clear foster care backlog

2020-03-18 18:06

According to the Department of Social Development, working conditions are difficult because it is hamstrung by a shortage of social workers, and now the global coronavirus pandemic.

Sassa to review grant payments in Namibia

2020-02-06 07:21

Sassa will be reviewing the grants it pays to 580 recipients in Walvis Bay, Namibia, following concerns about social benefits being claimed in two countries at once and payments being made even after a person has died.

Woman, 91, distraught after money disappears from Sassa account

2019-09-18 09:30

A 91-year-old woman is "totally distraught" after she tried to draw her pension money from her Sassa card and was told there were zero funds in her account.

'I am beyond happy': Family of six no longer has to survive on one old age pension

2019-08-13 11:38

80-year-old Nothembinkosi Nontsasa had to live off her old age pension in two crumbling one-roomed mud houses in Flagstaff, Eastern Cape, and her children could not get ID documents. But, finally, their wait is over.

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.

UJ study finds that children on social grants go to school earlier and are less likely to be obese

2019-06-05 10:36

Our government has highlighted the importance of access to quality early stimulation, education and care for all children, and University of Johannesburg research is showing that this is becoming a reality for SA's children.

Putting an end to the 'grant queen' fallacy

2019-04-29 14:00

The narrative that women have children to get the social grants for them within the South African context is almost a carbon copy of its American counterpart. Both are fallacies, writes Mikhail Petersen.

Sassa beneficiaries without cash following robbery at post office

2019-04-02 07:52

Sassa beneficiaries have reportedly been left stranded after the Maitland Post Office was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money.

 

Lockdown: Public transport hours extended for social grant recipients

2020-03-29 22:02

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has extended the hours during which public transport services are allowed to operate to accommodate social grant recipients.

Mmusi Maimane | Coronavirus: we need an emergency cash injection to low-income families

2020-03-19 08:00

Instead of focusing on interventions for the rich, government's focus should be on directing cash to poor and hard-working families that will bear the brunt of the Covid-19 crisis, writes Mmusi Maimane.

ConCourt orders CPS to pay back R316m to Sassa

2020-02-14 15:28

The Constitutional Court has refused Cash Paymaster Services leave to appeal a judgment ordering the company to pay back R316m to the South African Social Security Agency.

Cash Paymaster Services loses appeal bid, ordered to pay R316m back to Sassa

2019-09-30 14:59

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ordered Cash Paymaster Services to pay back an amount of R316m back to the South African Social Services Agency.

CPS not paying R316m back to Sassa without a fight

2019-09-11 09:57

Cash Paymaster Services is adamant the South African Social Services Agency unduly benefited from a service for which they did not pay, OFM reports.

Just how many is 6.7 million? SA's jobless crisis in perspective

2019-08-07 06:00

According to the latest estimates, nearly 7 million people in South Africa are unemployed. But just how big is that number? Fin24 puts it into perspective.

'I used to scream and shout, now I speak calmly': Why social grants need to be supplemented by family intervention programmes

2019-06-07 09:39

Psycho-educational intervention based family programmes, like pilot project Sihleng’imizi in Johannesburg, has proven to be beneficial for disadvantaged families, highlighting the gaps left by social grants.

Nearly 60% of households in Eastern Cape receiving social grants - Stats SA

2019-05-28 14:22

A total of 44.3% of households in South Africa are receiving at least one social grant, up from 30.8% in 2003.

Sassa alert: Social grant beneficiaries in Gauteng risk losing April payouts

2019-04-04 12:16

Sassa has warned that 24 506 beneficiaries in Gauteng stand to forfeit their payments this month.

New system will extend grants for foster families

2018-12-15 20:06

The Department of Social Development is fast approaching a deadline to amend the foster care system so that families no longer have to go to court every two years to get their foster care grants extended.

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