Social grants

Post Office liquidation: Sassa says beneficiaries will get their grants

Despite the South African Post Office (Sapo) facing liquidation, South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi has assured beneficiaries they will still receive their grants. Sapo was placed under provisional liquidation on February 9 after a court application by a creditor owed for rent. Business Day said in the Post Office’s most[…]

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Social grants in relation to food prices

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen “Social grants are essentially spent on food and if you look at our food basket which increased with 12%. This means even with the increase for social grant, people receiving these grants can buy less food this year compared to last year.” This is according to the[…]

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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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