‘Weak’ govt IT systems enabled COVID-19 corruption, says auditor-general
The auditor-general’s audit unravels governance and information technology gaps, which created opportunities for abuse of COVID-19 relief initiatives.
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.
Ndabeni-Abrahams meets SAPO, Postbank boards amid social grant tiff
The minister implores the boards to fast-track the digitisation of banking services, as squabbles about R350 relief grants take centre stage.
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.