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.

Here’s how micro-lending in SA compares with the US – where customers pay just a fraction of the fees

2018-11-08 14:06

Short-term micro-lending Finbond says the inability to automatically deduct money from social grant recipients in SA is limiting its ability to issue new loans. This is how its loans in North America compare with those in SA.

Social grant distribution in jeopardy as Sassa strike continues 'indefinitely'

2018-10-10 12:54

Nehawu says the distribution of social grants to millions of South Africans hangs in the balance as its members at Sassa strike over issues around the biometric enrolment of beneficiaries.

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.


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.

MPs relieved after Sassa briefing on social grant payments

2018-11-09 05:08

The South African Social Security Agency says it has successfully phased out Cash Paymaster Services in favour of the South African Post Office for the payment of social grants.

Sassa probes scam offering grocery vouchers to the unemployed

2018-10-30 11:36

The South African Social Security Agency in Gauteng is fast-tracking an investigation into a scam, involving grocery voucher offers to unemployed South Africans.

ConCourt ruling on Dlamini, Sassa debacle a victory - Black Sash, FUL

2018-09-27 15:33

NGOs Black Sash and Freedom Under Law say the Constitutional Court's ruling on former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini is a victory.

ConCourt to decide whether Bathabile Dlamini must personally pay costs in Sassa debacle

2018-09-27 06:58

The Constitutional Court is expected to decide whether former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini should be held personally liable for her handling of last year's SA Social Security Agency debacle.

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