Vodacom bolsters efforts to curb gender-based violence
The mobile operator plans a November launch of its gender-based violence-focused app, to help abuse victims seek help.
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.
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.
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.
Govt eyes WhatsApp, SMS for special COVID-19 grant registrations
Although it’s still finalising the application system for social relief grants, the social development department taps WhatsApp as one of the registration channels.
Vodacom centre to support victims of gender-based violence
The Skype-enabled 24-hour command centre will assist the victims of gender-based violence during the 21-day national lockdown.