South African Social Security Agency
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SASSA struggles to get Web site back up

The social security agency’s Web site remains down, after it was hacked this week.

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SASSA Web site remains down after hack

The social security agency confirms its site was hacked, noting technicians are working tirelessly to resolve the matter.

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Jun 20, 2019

Win for SASSA in R1.3bn lawsuit

Judge Robert Nugent delivers a blow for Cash Paymaster Services, as he rules against the lawsuit levelled against SASSA.

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Fraudsters use social media to target SASSA beneficiaries

The agency warns that a fake ad is making the rounds on Facebook, claiming to sell the new modernised social grant payment cards.

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SASSA struggles to migrate all beneficiaries

The agency calls on beneficiaries to exchange old cards for new ones linked to upgraded payment systems, as it pushes to migrate over half a million beneficiaries.

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Union takes issue with SASSA biometrics

NEHAWU slams the social security agency's handling of the biometric enrolment of beneficiaries onto a new system.

2:10

ConCourt orders Dlamini to pay up

The Constitutional Court hands down judgement in the matter concerning minister Bathabile Dlamini's role in the social grants payments debacle.

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SASSA ready to bid CPS farewell

Despite previous failed attempts to cut ties with the Net1 subsidiary, the social security agency says it is ready to administer payments in partnership with the post office.

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Grant deductions fight heads to appeals court

The Supreme Court of Appeal will hear an application to appeal the ruling that favours deductions from the bank accounts of SA's most vulnerable citizens.

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SASSA insists on a future without CPS

Minister Susan Shabangu reportedly pushes for complete control of social grants by the post office, even though history favours the current paymaster.

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No CPS ties beyond September, vows SASSA

SASSA eyes more electronic transactions as it looks to phase out the cash payments contract with the Net1 subsidiary.

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SASSA intros modernised payment cards

The social security agency disperses new social grant cards as the post office prepares to take over complete distribution of SASSA payments.

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