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Homeless people face an uphill battle to get disability grants

“They seldom have an ID and cannot provide proof of residence”

By Sophia Wilhelm and Tariro Washinyira - 14 September 2018
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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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Net1 accused of duping social grant beneficiaries

Pensioners told that the EasyPay card is the new SASSA card

By Barbara Maregele and Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 August 2018
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SASSA accused of shutting down cash points too soon

Some grant beneficiaries in rural areas battle to get their money

By Barbara Maregele and Nompendulo Ngubane - 28 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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SASSA grilled on computer glitch

Some beneficiaries charged up to R50 to withdraw their grants

By Barbara Maregele - 16 August 2018
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In photos: The long wait for social grants

“I arrived here at 8:30pm on Wednesday, only to be helped the next day.”

By Masixole Feni - 15 August 2018
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Social grant beneficiaries struggle as post office strike continues

We feel their pain. Some of the issues raised will help them, says striker

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 July 2018
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Post Office strike halts payment to grant beneficiaries

The workers say they have not received a wage hike in three years. They are demanding a 12% wage increase

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 9 July 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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CPS accused of blocking transfer of social grants

Panel of experts recommends legal action

By Barbara Maregele - 20 June 2018
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SASSA now open on Saturdays and Sundays

Social grant recipients asked lots of questions at an information event. Here are some of the answers

By Barbara Maregele - 14 June 2018
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Post Office to pay all social grants, including cash

MPs call for government to investigate CPS dealings

By Barbara Maregele - 7 June 2018
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Constitutional Court cuts CPS down to size

Company told to charge R16.44 to pay cash grants, not R45

By Barbara Maregele - 31 May 2018
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CPS drops its rate for social grant payments

Company prepared to accept R45 per cash beneficiary - for now

By Barbara Maregele - 28 May 2018