The Post Office says it has started preparing logistics for the return of the R350 COVID-19 social relief grant despite a number of branches being affected by the recent looting and violence in some parts of the country. The Post Office says 51 branches in KwaZulu-Natal and 24 in Gauteng were affected.[…]
As pensioners and social grant beneficiaries make their way to pay points across the country, Cape Town grant holders expressed frustration over unfulfilled promises to be prioritized during the lockdown. On Monday, VOC News visited the Post Office in Athlone, where some elderly had been waiting outside since 8am. While[…]
CAPE TOWN – An internal Post Office investigation has revealed that the South African Post Office was informed about the criminal record of the man accused of raping and killing Uyinene Mrwetyana. Preliminary results reveal the accused was appointed through a labour broker. On being absorbed as a permanent staff member, he[…]
The criminal record of the man who confessed to raping and killing Uyinene Mrwetyana was known to Post Office (SAPO) officials in 2018 already, a preliminary investigation found. The slain 19-year-old student was laid to rest on Saturday in Beacon Bay, East London. An investigate into the appointment of the[…]
Slain University of Cape Town film and media studies student Uyinene Mrwetyana will be buried at her home in Centane in the Eastern Cape on Saturday. Her funeral service will take place at the Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London. Mrwetyana’s death has since prompted an outpouring of sympathy as[…]
Several unidentified individuals targeted two separate Cape Town post offices on the same day, Thursday August 1, making off with an unknown amount of cash from both. Four armed men hit a post office in Kuilsriver just an hour before a group of three armed men targeted a post office[…]
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has made the decision to close some of its cash pay points due to a decrease in the number of people using the service. The South African Post Office (SAPO) has been distributing social grants on behalf of SASSA electronically since April last[…]
The South African Post Office will handle core functions of a new social grants system, while commercial banks will play an increased, direct role for more than 2 million beneficiaries. The inter-ministerial committee on social security, headed by Minister Jeff Radebe, announced on Sunday that a “landmark” deal had been[…]
The South African Post Office has finally been given first rights to provide core functions and services in a new hybrid social grant scheme system, Parliament has heard. The Post Office and the South African Social Security Agency have been locked in a months-long deadlock over the details of a[…]
The South Africa Post Office has conceded that it will be difficult for it to meet its deadline if it does not reach an agreement with social security agency SASSA soon. The two parties have not been able to agree on allowing the Post Office to take over payments of[…]
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