SASSA, CPS in tiff over R1bn claims

Gloves are off as the agency rejects allegations it owes the social grants paymaster over R1 billion for breached contracts.

Parly committee welcomes SASSA-SAPO resolution

Dec 12, 2017

Scopa commends the social security agency and post office for reaching a deal that will ensure transition towards a new payments model for government social grants.

Social grants payments model gets go-ahead

Dec 11, 2017

SASSA and SAPO reach a deal to usher in a new grants payment system ahead of the expiry date of the Cash Paymaster Services' contract.

Fail for Bathabile Dlamini in DA report card

Dec 5, 2017

More than half of the ministers in the National Executive achieved the lowest score possible in the Democratic Alliance's 2017 Government Report Card.

ConCourt seeks more details on social grants saga

Dec 1, 2017

The Constitutional Court instructs minister Bathabile Dlamini and SASSA to explain why an alternative social grants payment plan will not be feasible.

ConCourt sets deadline for SASSA payments plan

Nov 13, 2017

The Constitutional Court orders the social security agency to deliver a comprehensive plan by 8?December, detailing how it will pay social grant recipients.

Net1 commits to uninterrupted SASSA payments

Nov 10, 2017

Although government is backing the South African Post Office to take over social grant payments, the CPS holding company still pledges its support.?

SASSA, post office pay agreement in the works

Nov 8, 2017

The Inter-Ministerial Committee gives strict deadlines to SASSA and the post office to sign a co-operation agreement for a new social grants payment plan.

SASSA, post office deadlock sees Treasury intervene

Nov 2, 2017

Plans to issue a tender for grant distribution have been halted, as National Treasury is roped in to determine how best to avoid a potential catastrophe.

SASSA trims post office deal, opts for new tender

Oct 31, 2017

The social development minister says the South African Post Office is incapable of issuing social grants.

Uncertainty clouds SASSA's offer to post office

Oct 20, 2017

The post office is reportedly unclear about the social security agency's offer, amid concerns the lack of clarity may leave room for the current provider to continue services.

SASSA gives post office the green light

Oct 19, 2017

The agency gives the South African Post Office an offer for social grant payments, but the extent of its role in future payments remains unclear.