South African Social Security Agency

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Feb 15, 2017

Gordhan against extending Net1 contract

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan reportedly wants banks to pay social grants, as the social security agency motivates to extend the current contract.

Feb 10, 2017

SASSA fumbles to ensure social grant payments

The SA Social Security Agency will hold an exploratory meeting with Net1, as the social grant payment tender expiration date looms.


Net 1 cleared of dodgy lending

The National Consumer Tribunal clears the company of allegations it breached the National Credit Act.


Tender Watch: New faces

National government takes a back seat this week, but is replaced by a number of organisations making their first overtures in the world of ICT tenders.


Tender Watch: Into the groove

The National Tender Bulletin delivers a nicely balanced portfolio of announcements this week.


Tender Watch: No retreat for DOD

It's been a quieter week from the National Tender Bulletin, with the Department of Defence looming large.


Govt vows clampdown on 'illegal' deductions

Excessive deductions for airtime, loans and funeral policies from social grant beneficiaries are slammed as "immoral and illegal".

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