grants

Social grants blunder: Technical glitch, under-pressure staff to blame for double paying some beneficiaries and non-payment of 450 000 pensioners

The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has blamed Monday’s glitches with regard to grant payments to the elderly and the disabled on being short-staffed during the processing stages. The agency made accidental double payments in some areas and no payments in others, apparently due to glitches in its system as[…]

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SASSA, “ready” to handle payments of grants internally

The South African Social Services Agency (SASSA) this week addressed Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Social Development outlining options available for their payment process. While the agency has in recent years received much criticism for its choice of Net 1 Cash Paymaster Services to process grant payments to beneficiaries, it confirmed[…]

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Sassa warns beneficiaries against scam calls

VOC News has received several calls from listeners expressing concern over possible scam calls from South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) consultants. Over the past few weeks, some senior citizens have reported that they have been contacted by SASSA consultants asking them to renew or verify personal information, such as[…]

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SASSA to pay out social grants early

South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced that early payment for all social grant beneficiaries. The agency says grants payments for December will commence on 28 of November and will end on the 15th of December 2016. SASSA also announced that funds will become available for collection at ATMs[…]

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Sassa grants come early this festive season

Social grant recipients are set to receive a welcome boost after the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) announced that grants for December will be distributed earlier than expected. With the festive season fast approaching, recipients will be able to access their funding from the 26th November onwards. Pay-outs usually[…]

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City offers relief to indigent tenants

The City of Cape Town is offering relief to indigent tenants renting council owned properties by offering grants to those struggling to meet their monthly rental payments. All tenants that as a household collectively earn less than R3200 a month will qualify for the grants. The City of Cape Town[…]

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