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.

Net1's earnings down by almost half as end to Sassa contract looms

2018-08-31 12:17

Net1's earnings were down by almost half for the 2018 financial year.

Sassa and former CEO slapped with legal costs in CPS extension

2018-08-30 10:30

The SA Social Security Agency and its former CEO Pearl Bengu have been ordered to pay costs for the 2018 application of the extension of the contract of private company Cash Paymaster Services.

Nationwide computer glitch delays Sassa card swapping

2018-08-20 14:14

A computer glitch is causing massive delays for those hoping to swap their old South African Social Security Agency cards for the new once. Many, including pensioners, have been standing in snaking queues.

CPS pleads for ConCourt's intervention in grants cash crunch

2018-07-31 18:51

Cash Paymaster Services has again asked the Constitutional Court to give direction on outstanding money it claims the South African Social Security Agency owes it since April.


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.

Sassa and Post Office 'ready to pay grants' - minister

2018-08-31 18:14

The South African Social Security Agency and the South African Post Office are ready to start rolling out payments to social grant beneficiaries at the end of September, the social development minister has said.

Net1 accused of duping social grant beneficiaries

2018-08-30 19:59

Pensioners were allegedly told that the EasyPay card was the new Sassa card.

Sassa accused of shutting down cash points too soon

2018-08-28 14:31

The South African Social Security Agency has been accused of closing some cash paypoints too soon, leaving many beneficiaries in the lurch.

Living life below the breadline

2018-08-19 10:09

Noluvuyo Jukucwana (33) and her husband Mnoneleli (42) depend on the child support grants they receive for their five children to make ends meet.

SAPO confident Sassa beneficiaries will be paid on time

2018-07-31 16:14

All Sassa grants IT system upgrades have been completed, says the South African Post Office.

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