Govt’s weak IT systems flagged for sluggish COVID-19 relief delivery
The auditor-general’s COVID-19 audit once again flags IT systems as among the top shortcomings in government efficiently delivering relief initiatives.
SASSA prioritises other govt databases for future checks and balances
The South African Social Security Agency looks to tap into the databases of other government departments as it intensifies its fraud prevention and zero tolerance measures.
COVID-19 grant recipients can switch payment method
The South African Social Security Agency will once again open its online system to allow recipients of the R350 social relief grant to change to their preferred method of payment.
Ex-SASSA officials get 10 years imprisonment for fraud
The officials were sentenced for defrauding the state of almost R1.2 million in a well-orchestrated manipulation of the agency’s system.
SASSA enables changes for easier access to COVID-19 grant
The South African Social Security Agency opens its system to approved beneficiaries of the COVID-19 grant, allowing them to alter banking details online.
Hawks nab suspected hackers targeting SASSA in Nelspruit
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation says the accused were plotting to pillage SASSA by hacking into the social security agency’s system.