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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.