By Dideka Njemla Several residents and organizations protested the City of Cape Town’s electricity tariff increase that was implemented at the start of July. The peaceful protest that took place at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Saturday morning follows several complaints lodged by ordinary Capetonians about two basic needs,[…]
By Anees Teladia A recent report by the City’s water and sanitation directorate indicates that city residents have increasingly made a point of bypassing water meters, suggesting that the increase could be due to high water tariffs. Ghaleema Easton, spokesperson for Justice 4 Cape Town confirmed this suggestion and more,[…]
As the Steinhoff share price continues to plunge, government employees and pensioners are likely to feel the pinch. Investors have already lost more than a hundred billion rand in value. Moneyweb is reporting that the Government Employees Pension Fund will be hard hit. The fund has shares in the company[…]
There may be a ray of hope for over 100 pensioners who have been conducting a sit-in on Parliament’s pavement for weeks in protest over their claims of missing pensions and Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) money. Their representative Michael Matshaye said they may soon receive UIF payments after their names[…]
A group of pensioners have vowed to continue their protest action after their demands for employment benefits were dismissed. Protesters have been staging a sleep-in along the pavement at Parliament this week for the payment of benefits from their former employer from the Ciskei and SA Transport Services. Currently demonstrators[…]
Concerned tenants at a retirement village at Dreyersdal Park in Bergvliet say they can no longer live under the constant housing increases enforced by a social housing non-profit company called Communicare. Ten elderly residents met with VOC News outside the complex to discuss their complaints, on the condition that they[…]
Transnet’s application for leave to appeal a ruling allowing their pensioners to bring a class-action suit was dismissed in the Supreme Court of Appeal, the pensioners’ attorneys said on Tuesday. “On December 17, the appeal court dismissed the application for leave to appeal. The reason being no reasonable prospect for[…]
The South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) has been hit by a new scam targeting pensioners and the more vulnerable grant recipients. The scam sees individuals acquiring the details of recipients, before cloning their cards and using it to buy services such as electricity and airtime. The Department of Social[…]
With the Department of Home Affairs currently in the process of rolling out the new smart ID cards, many elder citizens have been rushing to home affairs, out of fear that not having the new ID may hamper the payout of their pension. The roll out process sees the elderly[…]
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