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

“I slept outside SASSA for two days with my child” says mom desperate for help

The line outside the offices in Long Street has been snaking for days

Photos by Ashraf Hendricks - 21 May 2020

SASSA’s big test: When will the emergency Covid-19 social grant be paid?

Many South Africans have no income

By Jeremy Seekings - 19 May 2020

Covid-19: Hundreds of social grant applicants turned away in East London

Scuffles break out as desperate people try to get to the front of the queue

By Johnnie Isaac - 13 May 2020
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Covid-19: Applicants for grants sleep outside SASSA offices

“We do not have any other choice but to wait”

By Buziwe Nocuze - 12 May 2020
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Covid-19: The lockdown is being torn apart on the rocks of fiscal miserliness

If you want people to stay home and businesses to stay shut, you have to pay them to do so

By Gilad Isaacs - 12 May 2020
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SASSA blames staff shortage for grant glitches

Nearly 600,000 grant payments duplicated on Monday

By Zoë Postman - 6 May 2020
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SASSA pensioners sleep outside post office

Finally, beneficiaries are paid their grants, after delay

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 May 2020
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“System glitch” sends scores of SASSA beneficiaries home empty handed

SASSA KZN says benefiaries will be paid by Tuesday

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 4 May 2020
Photo of social grant beneficiaries outside a SASSA office

Covid-19: Increase in social grants not good enough, say critics

Activists and academics say government’s grant increases are a “way of appearing generous while actually reducing the disaster relief budget”

By Tania Broughton - 29 April 2020