Cash Paymaster Services to go into liquidation

SASSA says CPS has no hope of rescue because it owes all its profits

By Zoë Postman - 29 September 2020

“Insolvent” Cash Paymaster Services must still pay back profits to SASSA, court told

Freedom Under Law says that although CPS is in business rescue, the company must still repay profits as ordered by the Constitutional Court

By Zoë Postman - 23 September 2020

Foster parents paid after “technical glitch”

About 6,000 grants were paid late in the Eastern Cape

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 17 September 2020

Report shows how lenders prey on social grant recipients

Low-risk loans but high interest rates

By James Stent - 15 September 2020

Foster parents distraught after not receiving grants this month

6,000 grants not paid due to “technical glitch”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 11 September 2020

Loan shark steals SASSA cards in Eastern Cape

Beneficiaries forced to change PINs

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 9 September 2020

R50 to get to town to collect R350 Covid-19 grant

Local post offices are not paying out grants, say Limpopo beneficiaries

By Bernard Chiguvare - 19 August 2020

SASSA not processing new disability grant applications during the pandemic

“I came here with my letter to apply for a grant. I didn’t even make it through the gate”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 21 July 2020

Long queues for Covid-19 relief grants

Post Office urges people to wait for an SMS confirming funds are available

By Nokulunga Majola - 14 July 2020

Who is responsible for government’s failure to deliver?

Food and social grant commitments have fallen woefully short

By Jeremy Seekings - 3 July 2020

Khayelitsha SASSA office to re-open Thursday

Frustrated grant beneficiaries had to travel to other offices

By Buziwe Nocuze - 1 July 2020

Lockdown has worsened pressure on foster care system, says Social Development

About 129,136 foster care orders will expire on 26 November 2020

By Liezl Human - 30 June 2020

Postbank security breach highlights SASSA’s failures

SA Social Security Agency seems unable to administer social grant payments

By Lena Gronbach - 17 June 2020

Covid-19: To get inside SASSA offices you must sleep outside, says grant applicant

People are bringing chairs and tents and staying all night so that they can get their grants

By Ashraf Hendricks and Zoë Postman - 5 June 2020

SASSA applicants camped outside Mdantsane office

“I noticed that most people getting served were those who had camped here the night before, so I decided to join them”

By Johnnie Isaac - 27 May 2020

SASSA applicants brave cold and rain to queue for help

SASSA says it’s only accepting online applications for the Covid-19 Relief Grant

By Buziwe Nocuze - 26 May 2020