The government has admitted that large numbers of beneficiaries who are eligible to receive the R350 COVID-19 social relief grant are yet to get their money. The money was meant for people who are either without employment or have since lost their jobs due to the pandemic and who are[…]
As the country anxiously awaits the details to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan for South Africa, civil society unions have called for governments grants to be increased and extended. It comes amid bleak predictions for the country’s economy, which has been hard hit by restrictions imposed to prevent the[…]
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[…]
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has put measures in place to combat the possibility of spreading the coronavirus a some of its outlets. SASSA said it will have limit the large numbers of social grant beneficiaries who collect their grants each month, following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to[…]
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has raised the flag on thousands of suspicious transactions stretching from June to August. The agency has suspended several officials as a result and is taking special precautionary measures to prevent any fraudulent transactions. In an effort to combat grant fraud, SASSA recently[…]
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has saved over R1.3 billion after Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) failed to prove a case it had lodged against the agency. The case lodged by CPS claimed that Sassa had violated a contractual agreement which provided CPS with exclusive access and rights to provide[…]
There was a sense of immense frustration on Monday, as some SASSA beneficiaries encountered problems when trying to withdraw their grants at the post office and through other payment channels. This was due to a network problem on the side of the South African Post Office (SAPO) grant payment system.[…]
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 inquiry into whether Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini should be held personally liable for the grant distribution crisis at the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) will resume on March 19 for closing arguments. The Constitutional Court appointed Judge Bernard Ngoepe to head the inquiry to investigate whether Dlamini should[…]
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[…]
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