Dlamini still in the dog box for SASSA-gate

Apr 18, 2018

The social grants crisis still hangs over Bathabile Dlamini's head, as the court must decide if she should bear the financial burden for failing to usher in a new payments provider.

SASSA's last-minute scramble to pay grants

Mar 20, 2018

The social security agency throws its weight behind its contingency plan, in an attempt to allay fears of a grants payments disaster.

A year later, SASSA still desperately scrambling

Mar 2, 2018

The agency again pins its hopes on the ConCourt to ensure millions receive their grants, despite having a year to get its affairs in order.

DOC welcomes fourth minister in four years

Feb 27, 2018

Frequent leadership changes at the DOC raise concerns about the ministry's mandate, while Naledi Pandor's shuffle marks a huge gain for education.

CPS looks to dump SASSA

Feb 14, 2018

The social grants paymaster sees no need to continue the relationship beyond 31 March, despite SASSA's appeal for its services for another six months.

SASSA again needs rescue from self-engineered crisis

Feb 9, 2018

The social security agency once again looks to the ConCourt, as it requests an extension of the suspension of invalidity of the Cash Paymaster Services contract.

Concerns grow as SASSA deadline looms

Feb 2, 2018

With two months before the social grants contract ends, a panel of experts reportedly fears SASSA will find itself in the same predicament as last year.

Don't take new SASSA system for granted

Jan 30, 2018

There are fears the lack of clarity concerning the new social grants model leaves room for the incumbent paymaster to continue payments.

SASSA, CPS in tiff over R1bn claims

Jan 12, 2018

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.