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Anti-corruption hotline attracts more whistle-blowers

The number of cases of alleged corruption reported through the National Anti-Corruption Hotline peaked between April and June.


SAPO begins search for new SASSA card scheme

The South African Post Office is advertising for a “reputable card scheme” to issue cards for Postbank over a period of five years.

31 Aug

GovChat accessed by over 8m users

The official citizen engagement platform for the South African government reveals more than eight million people are part of its active-user base.


SASSA system finds govt employees applying for R350 grant

The Social Security Agency’s verification system picks up that some government employees applied for the COVID-19 grant, despite being ineligible.

Aug 26, 2021

Three channels to access R350 COVID grant, says SASSA

The Social Security Agency confirms there are three ways approved beneficiaries will receive payments for the new cycle of the COVID-19 grant.


R350 grant application volumes spike to five million

The South African Social Security Agency reveals it’s already received over five million complete applications for the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant. 


SASSA adds more online channels for R350 social relief grant

The agency accepts GovChat and Facebook Messenger applications for the COVID-19 special grant after heavy web traffic slows down the process.


Applications for govt’s R350 social relief grant strictly online

Minister Lindiwe Zulu confirms the South African Social Security Agency will open online applications for government’s special COVID-19 grant on 6 August.


SASSA adds online feature to disability grants process

The social security agency partners with GovChat to pilot an online booking system for medical assessments for beneficiaries of disability-related grants.


SASSA urges use of online channels as COVID-19 grant is extended

The South African Social Security Agency encourages COVID-19 grant recipients to use the online channels at their disposal for application amendments, or to lodge appeals.


ICT tenders: Need for speed

This week’s National Tender Bulletin requires companies to act fast to participate in tenders.


SASSA to extend online grant application services

The social security agency looks to make it possible to apply for disability-related grants via its online portal.

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