South African Post Office

Post office joins the club: accepts debit, credit cards

Motorists can now use their bank cards to pay for car licence renewals at post office branches that offer the service.


USAASA, SAPO dealings with Bosasa revealed

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams details her department's business dealings with infamous Bosasa, including services rendered to its entities.

Dec 19, 2018

SASSA sets final deadline on old payment cards

The social security agency makes arrangements for those beneficiaries yet to exchange old cards to receive their January payments.


SASSA, SAPO look to future without CPS

The national postal service pilots social grant payments at pay points, as it looks to take over functions performed by Cash Payment Services.


Post office CIO heads to ACSA

Mthoko Mncwabe replaces ex-home affairs CIO Sello Mmakau, who left to join the Financial Services Board.

Mar 20, 2018

SASSA's last-minute scramble to pay grants

The social security agency throws its weight behind its contingency plan, in an attempt to allay fears of a grants payments disaster.

Mar 8, 2018

SASSA, post office ready to pay 5.7m grants in April

The organisations say they are ready to commence the payment of social grants to beneficiaries from 1 April 2018.

Feb 9, 2018

SASSA again needs rescue from self-engineered crisis

The social security agency once again looks to the ConCourt, as it requests an extension of the suspension of invalidity of the Cash Paymaster Services contract.

Nov 22, 2017

SASSA grants solution report 'lacks significant details'

The Black Sash human rights group believes the government report detailing steps to fix the social grants crisis fails to provide clear milestones and time frames.

Nov 2, 2017

SASSA, post office deadlock sees Treasury intervene

Plans to issue a tender for grant distribution have been halted, as National Treasury is roped in to determine how best to avoid a potential catastrophe.

Oct 31, 2017

SASSA trims post office deal, opts for new tender

The social development minister says the South African Post Office is incapable of issuing social grants.

Jul 18, 2017

Outspoken CEO leaves SASSA

The Department of Social Development parts ways with Thokozani Magwaza amid reports the SASSA CEO was forced out.

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