The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) intends to recover “every cent which is owed” by former grant payment company Cash Paymaster Services, a spokesperson says. Paseka Letsatsi told GroundUp on Tuesday that the liquidation of CPS, ordered by the North Gauteng High Court on October 16, would not absolve the[…]
South Africans can now apply for some social grants online as part of a new pilot project. The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) announced the launch of its new online portal, at https://services.sassa.gov.za, on Monday morning – but the site was offline for much of the day. By Tuesday[…]
The Auditor-General has found that more than 30 000 people who are not eligible to receive the R350 special unemployment grant were paid by the South African Social Security Agency, SASSA. This emerged in an audit report on COVID-19 relief funds compiled by the office of the Auditor-General. The audit[…]
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[…]
An hour of shopping dedicated to pensioners will be moved this week to accommodate Sassa payouts, retailer Pick n Pay has announced. The pensioners’ shopping hour – a dedicated time for elderly customers to have exclusive use of the store to shop for their groceries and essentials – will move[…]
The access to food availability for poor and working-class communities has come into the spotlight since the start of government’s lockdown, aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus in South Africa. The financial burden of people not being able to work during this period, added to the existing state[…]
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has clarified who qualifies for food parcels during the national lockdown to dispel fake news doing the rounds. Sassa says in a statement that food parcels are provided as temporary relief for those who cannot meet their family’s most basic needs. Those who[…]
Lessons learnt from the last payment cycle during the National Lockdown have compelled SASSA to review the payment dates going forward. As from the month of May 2020 disability and Older Persons Grants will be paid from the 4th day of the month. All other grants will be paid from[…]
Black Sash says its gravely concerned that the conditions at some SASSA and Post office branches could further the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable communities. Yesterday, was the first social grant payment cycle since South Africa’s 21-day nationwide lockdown came into effect. Yesterday, the majority of grant beneficiaries were left[…]
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[…]
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