Avoid bad security practices that caused Postbank's breach

Manual encryption key management is fraught with difficulties, as Postbank's recent breach showed.

Jun 14, 2020

Postbank to replace 12m bank cards after security breach

A major security breach at Postbank exposes the personal data of millions of social grant beneficiaries and other account holders, Sunday Times reports.


Post office CIO heads to ACSA

Mthoko Mncwabe replaces ex-home affairs CIO Sello Mmakau, who left to join the Financial Services Board.


Post office e-commerce hub in the works

The South African Post Office looks to put legacy struggles behind it, as it pursues e-commerce as a growth opportunity.

Mar 22, 2018

Govt eyes digital payments for all SASSA grants

The state encourages 2.8 million beneficiaries to opt to receive social grant payments via electronic platforms.

Mar 8, 2018

Altron subsidiary bags R220m post office tender

Bytes Systems Integration will provide biometrics support to the South African Post Office in its role as social grants paymaster.

Feb 16, 2018

SA begins countdown to social grant drama

Net1 CEO Herman Kotze cautions that the new SASSA paymaster needs to maintain integrity of the verification systems to save government billions.


Uncertainty clouds SASSA's offer to post office

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

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.


SASSA readies for new payments provider

The decision, to be announced this week, will lift the lid on the role of the SA Post Office in the future of social grants payments.

Jun 5, 2017

SAPO needs exhaustive footprint to pay SASSA grants

Net1 CEO Herman Kotz? believes looking to the South African Post Office to distribute payments is a logical step, but the government entity needs to cover rural and urban areas.

May 26, 2017

Minister looks to cut ties with CPS

Bathabile Dlamini eyes November to phase in a social grants distributor that will take over from Cash Paymaster Services ahead of the expiration of the current contract.

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