It's been a long, hard and expensive slog, but next week former president Jacob Zuma will finally get what he's always wanted: his day in court.
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.
Cash Paymaster Services is adamant the South African Social Services Agency unduly benefited from a service for which they did not pay, OFM reports.
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.
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.
A total of 44.3% of households in South Africa are receiving at least one social grant, up from 30.8% in 2003.
Sassa has warned that 24 506 beneficiaries in Gauteng stand to forfeit their payments this month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In most cases grant offices don't have clear “grant policies” to guide their operations and the use of grants received, says Harris Andoh.
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.
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 have reportedly been left stranded after the Maitland Post Office was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money.
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.
The South African Social Security Agency in Gauteng is fast-tracking an investigation into a scam, involving grocery voucher offers to unemployed South Africans.
NGOs Black Sash and Freedom Under Law say the Constitutional Court's ruling on former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini is a victory.
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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