2.8m grant payments in limbo

SASSA snubs Parliament's public accounts committee as the countdown to the post office social grant payments takeover fast approaches.

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.

SA begins countdown to social grant drama

Net1 CEO Herman Kotze cautions that the new SASSA paymaster needs to maintain integrity of the verification systems to save government billions.

CPS won't shirk constitutional duties

Feb 15, 2018

Despite ongoing public scrutiny, the Net1 subsidiary is not against being SASSA's white knight to ensure uninterrupted social grant payments.

CPS looks to dump SASSA

Feb 14, 2018

The social grants paymaster sees no need to continue the relationship beyond 31 March, despite SASSA's appeal for its services for another six months.

Net1 invests more in blockchain development

Feb 9, 2018

Net1 UEPS Technologies ups its stake in Bank Frick in Liechtenstein to accelerate the expansion of a dedicated team focused on blockchain technology.

SASSA again needs rescue from self-engineered crisis

Feb 9, 2018

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.

Concerns grow as SASSA deadline looms

Feb 2, 2018

With two months before the social grants contract ends, a panel of experts reportedly fears SASSA will find itself in the same predicament as last year.

Don't take new SASSA system for granted

Jan 30, 2018

There are fears the lack of clarity concerning the new social grants model leaves room for the incumbent paymaster to continue payments.

SASSA, CPS in tiff over R1bn claims

Jan 12, 2018

Gloves are off as the agency rejects allegations it owes the social grants paymaster over R1 billion for breached contracts.

Black Sash seeks more details on SASSA system

Dec 15, 2017

The advocacy group raises concerns over some of the options that aim to give effect to the social grants hybrid model.

Parly committee welcomes SASSA-SAPO resolution

Dec 12, 2017

Scopa commends the social security agency and post office for reaching a deal that will ensure transition towards a new payments model for government social grants.