Social grants

SASSA suspends 500 suspicious grants

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[…]

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Sassa wins case lodged by CPS, saves over R1.3 billion

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[…]

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Sassa payment disruption resolved

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.[…]

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Post Office pay-points being closed in some areas

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[…]

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Sassa inquiry to hear closing arguments in March

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[…]

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Post Office, banks to deliver grants in hybrid model

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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