SASSA

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CPS forecasts “disruptive and stressful experience” for social grant recipients in September

Social Development Minister to address claims by CPS on Friday

By Barbara Maregele - 30 August 2018
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Bathabile Dlamini off-the-hook for court costs - for now

Delays could have been avoided by Dlamini and former CEO Pearl Bhengu but their conduct was not “in bad faith or grossly negligent”

By Zoë Postman - 30 August 2018
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SASSA ignores fire victims for six months

Despite being notified of the disaster SASSA has done nothing for the 12 families in Wallacedene who lost everything in a fire

By Vincent Lali - 21 August 2018
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Nationwide computer glitch delays SASSA card swapping

Pensioners in Pietermaritzburg complain of long lines and not being helped

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 August 2018
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“I have no food at home” says grant recipient following Post Office glitch

Nearly 800,000 beneficiaries affected by payment problems

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 July 2018
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“We are paid peanuts” says SASSA employee

Workers affiliated to the Public Servants’ Association have rejected SASSA’s 7% pay hike

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 July 2018
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Unsuspecting SASSA beneficiary duped into getting green EasyPay card

Beneficiary claims he was told green card operates the same way as the official SASSA card.

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 25 June 2018
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Treasury shoots down CPS social grant payment fee

R51 recommended to Constitutional Court instead of R67 per cash beneficiary

By Barbara Maregele - 3 May 2018
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New SASSA cards to be launched countrywide in May

Worcester beneficiaries among first group to get new cards

By Barbara Maregele - 19 April 2018
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Social grant payouts go smoothly in Western Cape

SASSA says over 900,000 people have been successfully paid so far in the province

By Barbara Maregele - 9 April 2018
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2.5 million people at risk of not receiving social grants on time

Provincial heads at the South African Social Security Agency briefed Parliament on contingency plans

By Barbara Maregele - 16 March 2018
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Black Sash back to Constitutional Court over social grants

Organisation wants data protection for grant beneficiaries and a moratorium on issuing Easy Pay Everywhere cards

By Barbara Maregele - 5 March 2018
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Corruption Watch says CPS must pay back R317 million

Social grant payment company claims it offered “the best deal SASSA could get”

By Zoë Postman - 23 February 2018
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MPs instruct SASSA to drop CPS

We really need the enquiry into CPS, says ANC MP

By Barbara Maregele - 15 February 2018
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SASSA, post office in desperate bid to solve grants crisis

MPs grill SASSA and Minister over failure to sign contract

By Barbara Maregele - 31 October 2017
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I came home with R70 of my R1,140, says social grant beneficiary

SASSA beneficiaries battle to get recourse for unexplained deductions

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 27 October 2017