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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
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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