SASSA

Social grant beneficiaries return home empty-handed

Long queues, paid placeholders, offline systems and load-shedding leave social grant beneficiaries empty-handed

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15 October 2021

Protesters accuse SASSA officials of bribery

They also demand improved Social Relief of Distress Grant application process

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4 October 2021

SASSA investigating “escalating” fraud cases

One pensioner had at least three months worth of her R1,890 monthly pension stolen

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14 September 2021

Social grant offices have been closed over the past year, leaving recipients to foot the bill

Grant beneficiaries have to wait for hours in long queues, and spend more of their grants on travelling

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13 September 2021

No major setbacks for social grant payments in areas hit by riots

SASSA says many buildings it used were damaged and electronic equipment looted

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10 August 2021

Fears that some SASSA beneficiaries will not get paid next month

Cash paypoints across the country have been closed due to the unrest

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14 July 2021

Gauteng government takes vaccination drive to SASSA queues

“We’ve been using vaccines for years. I don’t understand why people are afraid of this vaccine” says Soweto pensioner

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7 July 2021

Hundreds making use of SASSA’s new online booking portal for disability grants

But activists remain sceptical on whether it will alleviate the overburdened process for all vulnerable beneficiaries

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21 June 2021

SASSA call centre capacity has improved

The agency has upped its helpline answer rate from 30% to 79%

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10 June 2021

Desperate pleas for government to continue Covid-19 grant

“With the grant I could buy food that lasted a month”

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18 May 2021

Dlamini finally pays R650,000 owed in legal costs

The former Minister of Social Development was ordered to personally pay the Black Sash Trust and Freedom Under Law

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13 May 2021

IPID finds “no misconduct” in using a water cannon on SASSA beneficiaries

Western Cape legislature says IPID report “disgraceful”

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7 May 2021

Concourt orders CPS to hand over documents showing social grant profits

Freedom Under Law has accused CPS of under-reporting its profits by R800 million

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1 April 2021

Premier Winde calls on President Ramaphosa to intervene in SASSA crisis

This comes after police opened a water cannon on people queueing for grants in Bellville

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15 January 2021

Blind pensioner left in the rain without answers outside SASSA office

SASSA says her old age grant will be paid in February

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13 January 2021

Sick people queue outside SASSA offices as disability grants lapse

53,000 disability grants have lapsed in the Western Cape

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13 January 2021