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Government scrambles as court deadline on foster care looms

Thousands of foster care grants at stake

By Barbara Maregele - 31 October 2019
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Will Net1 have to pay back the money?

Accounts being audited by SASSA in accordance with Constitutional Court ruling

By GroundUp Editors - 29 October 2019
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New social grant system hurts the elderly, study finds

Long queues, no toilets: the closure of the old paypoints leaves pensioners in the lurch

By Madison Yauger - 4 October 2019
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89,000 children’s foster care grants at risk

Government promises to meet November deadline, but MPs are sceptical

By Barbara Maregele - 19 September 2019
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Family of six no longer has to survive on one old age pension

Mayor and government intervene to help Flagstaff family get IDs, social grants and a better home

By Sibahle Siqathule - 13 August 2019
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If this is freedom then I don’t want it, says 80-year-old Flagstaff granny

No IDs, so no social grants: family survives off grandmother’s pension

By Sibahle Siqathule - 10 May 2019
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Old people and babies spend night outside in queue for SASSA services

“If you do not sleep here, you will not get assisted”

By Velani Ludidi - 26 April 2019
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Software glitch causes social grant panic

Some beneficiaries were not paid, but the problem was resolved by Tuesday afternoon

By Barbara Maregele - 2 April 2019
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Social grant paypoints should not be an election issue, MPs warned

Politicians told not to try to keep costly paypoints open

By Barbara Maregele - 5 March 2019
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Moneyline accuses SASSA of stealing its clients

Thousands of social grant beneficiaries moved off EasyPay card, court told

By Zoë Postman - 27 February 2019
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New social grant for families

Deadline approaches for key amendments to foster care grants

By Kim Reynolds - 14 December 2018
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Court orders SASSA to pay grants into accounts chosen by beneficiaries

Application was brought by beneficiaries with EasyPay Everywhere accounts held at Grindrod Bank

By Ciaran Ryan - 29 November 2018
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MPs relieved after SASSA briefing on social grant payments

But Black Sash says important issues were not addressed

By Aidan Jones - 8 November 2018
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Gogos pay to queue for pensions

Social grant beneficiaries pay R10 to R20 to get a space outside the Pietermaritzburg post office

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 October 2018
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At last a foster care grant for Newcastle family

Uncle’s year-long wait is over

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 18 October 2018
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The long wait for a foster care grant

Newcastle man has waited more than a year for a grant for a child in his care

By Sibusiso Mdlalose and Kim Reynolds - 12 October 2018