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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.

3:30

Post office takes cashless ATMs to Limpopo

The South African Post Office’s cashless ATMs reach Limpopo province, as part of efforts to decongest current SASSA payment points.

1:30
Jun 14, 2020

Postbank to replace 12m bank cards after security breach

A major security breach at Postbank exposes the personal data of millions of social grant beneficiaries and other account holders, Sunday Times reports.

7:20

ICT tenders: Government gets spending

Tender awards are seeing an up-tick as government prepares for new operating dynamics in the time of COVID-19.

5:40
Jun 4, 2020

Dear Mr President...

Sticky-taped software and a poor understanding of agile erodes our trust, says Anujah Bosman, CEO of Chillisoft.

2:30
Jun 2, 2020

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.

3:10

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.

3:20
May 28, 2020

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.

4:40

SASSA Social Relief of Distress complications

Applicants face a number of challenges in receiving the R350 monthly assistance offered by government.

2:50
May 15, 2020

Citizens turn to GovChat to find COVID-19 resources

The citizen engagement platform sees a spike in use, as citizens search for their closest COVID-19 public or private testing stations, or COVID-19 test results.

3:20

Electronic channels open for govt’s R350 social relief grant

The Department of Social Development and SASSA unveil four capabilities to upload applications for government’s social relief grant.

3:50
May 5, 2020

Post office adds cashless ATMs to expand payments network

The South African Post Office pins its hopes on a cashless ATM solution to decongest the existing under-pressure social grant payment points.

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