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Covid-19: Premier Mabuyane witnesses huge queues for social grants

“Our biggest concern is when the virus reaches rural areas and townships”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Busy roads, long queues and children playing in the streets of Port Elizabeth

Pensioners queue among mass of shoppers to collect social grants

By Joseph Chirume and Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Here’s a possible source of funds for social grants

Cash Paymaster Services could pay back profits as ordered by Constitutional Court

By GroundUp Editors - 27 March 2020
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Race to clear foster care backlog before November

Department of Social Development’s backlog still huge as new deadline looms

By Karabo Mafolo - 18 March 2020
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Refugee mother owed nine months of child grants

Annie Tshimanga given the runaround by SASSA after her card was stolen

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 2 March 2020
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Budget Day marked by protests and marches

Issues included unemployment, climate change and gender rights

By Ashraf Hendricks, Tariro Washinyira and Vincent Lali - 26 February 2020
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BEE partners did nothing, say auditors of SASSA contract

Explosive report into costs claimed by Cash Paymaster Services on social grants payment contract

By Zoë Postman - 6 February 2020
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Cash Paymaster Services might have to pay SASSA R1 billion

Auditor’s report suggests the company understated its profits by more than R840 million

By Zoë Postman - 6 February 2020
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Social Development asks for extension to clear foster care grant backlog

The battle to resolve the huge backlog dates back to 2011

By Karabo Mafolo - 20 November 2019
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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