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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Corruption Watch tackles Sassa ‘irregular payments’

Corruption Watch (CW) have again taken the legal route in a bid to force the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to shed light on an alleged ‘irregular payment’ made to affiliate company, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS). The organisation filed a second affidavit in September on the matter, off the[…]

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Northlink students in uproar over bursary payments

Students at Northlink College’s Protea campus based in Bellville are angry after the lack in communication around the payment of travel and bursary payments. After approaching the head office’s finance department, students felt helpless and had no other alternative but to seek answers. They claim they were brazenly dismissed without[…]

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