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.
GovChat uses social media to help SASSA manage FAQs
The citizen engagement platform will assist SASSA in managing frequently asked questions about the R350 relief grant, via WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
SASSA gives rejected COVID-19 grant applicants a ‘lifeline’
The agency switches to an updated database after discovering declined applicants actually do qualify for the R350 relief grant.
Government coughs up R43m in card fraud reimbursements
The SASSA/SAPO-branded social grant payment cards become a target for fraud, with over 22 000 fraud cases reported in the past financial year.
Capital Appreciation sees growth in digital payments
For the year, the fintech company generated R206 million in cash, translating into a cash conversion rate of 100% of trading profit.
SASSA promises accelerated COVID-19 grant payments
The agency says as soon as the vetting processes are completed, the payments will start rolling out at a faster pace.