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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
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SASSA workers strike over buggy biometric system

Susan Shabangu and NEHAWU reported to have agreed to suspend system, but union will only confirm on Thursday

By Ashraf Hendricks, Barbara Maregele, Nomfundo Xolo, Joseph Chirume and Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 October 2018
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Post Office delivers mixed bag for social grant recipients

“We will die standing in this queue” says pensioner

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Barbara Maregele, Nompendulo Ngubane and Chumani Mazwi - 4 October 2018
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Social grants: still glitches in payment system

People in rural areas have to travel far to draw cash

By Barbara Maregele - 2 October 2018
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Bathabile Dlamini could face perjury charges

Constitutional Court rules she must pay 20% of costs of social grant litigation

By Zoë Postman - 27 September 2018
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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