SASSA

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

Scores of beneficiaries in Pietermaritzburg rush to renew lapsed disability grants

Cancer patient turned away after sleeping outside SASSA office to renew grant

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12 January 2021

Judge Makhubele is suspended … but still hearing cases

It is unclear why a judge facing impeachment was chosen to hear new matters concerning the executive

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10 November 2020

Post offices “overwhelmed” with Covid-19 recipients

Over 1.3 million people have been approved for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant in KwaZulu-Natal

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6 November 2020

Court rejects urgent bid to extend top-up grants

Millions of beneficiaries need the top-up to get by, argued Black Sash

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2 November 2020

People pay R50 bribe to post office staff to get their R350 Covid-19 grant

Women cry from hunger and sleep outside waiting to be served

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2 November 2020

Snaking queue for Covid grants in Soweto

“I heard the government extended the grant for three months, but I am still waiting for my first payment to be approved”

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22 October 2020

Water outage stops SASSA office processing grants

Social grant beneficiaries were turned away from the Zwide office in PE on Tuesday due to a burst pipe

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14 October 2020

Backlog of over 19,000 disability grant applications since lockdown

SASSA says it will prioritise cases through appointments

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2 October 2020

Foster parents paid after “technical glitch”

About 6,000 grants were paid late in the Eastern Cape

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17 September 2020

Foster parents distraught after not receiving grants this month

6,000 grants not paid due to “technical glitch”

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11 September 2020

Hundreds queue outside post office for Covid-19 grants

Dozens more people plan to spend Wednesday night outside the KwaNobuhle mall to be first in line tomorrow

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12 August 2020

Long queues for Covid-19 relief grants

Post Office urges people to wait for an SMS confirming funds are available

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14 July 2020