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Lion of Africa case shows that children’s grants must be protected

Settlement last month was momentous

By Lubabalo Mabhenxa, Elroy Paulus and Evashnee Naidu - 7 June 2016
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Minister wins battle with Lion

Insurance company backs down in battle over deductions from social grants

By Alide Dasnois - 26 May 2016
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Refugees face social grant barrier

SASSA is turning us away, say families

By Tariro Washinyira - 19 May 2016
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Social grants: deductions are getting out of hand, says Black Sash

Sassa’s solution isn’t working

By Barbara Maregele - 15 March 2016
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Sassa shows “contempt” for poor - Social Development

Government institutions clash in public

By Barbara Maregele - 7 March 2016
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Budget: Pensioners and children will be poorer

Social grant increases are below inflation

By Elroy Paulus - 25 February 2016
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Sassa system to refund unauthorised debits “not working”

An 88-year-old Nyanga resident has had over R2,400 deducted from his pension since April last year for a loan he says he never made.

By Barbara Maregele - 19 January 2016

Security guards accused of bribery

Social grant recipients say they have to pay to get to front of queue.

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 18 January 2016

Spotlight on social grants: How the system works

It’s 6:30am on a cold Wednesday morning and about 50 people, mostly women with babies, are already queuing outside the South African Social Security Agency office in the Delft library to apply for their child support grants.

GroundUp Staff - 7 October 2015