Department of Social Development

A year later, SASSA still desperately scrambling

The agency again pins its hopes on the ConCourt to ensure millions receive their grants, despite having a year to get its affairs in order.


Uncertainty clouds SASSA's offer to post office

The post office is reportedly unclear about the social security agency's offer, amid concerns the lack of clarity may leave room for the current provider to continue services.


SASSA gives post office the green light

The agency gives the South African Post Office an offer for social grant payments, but the extent of its role in future payments remains unclear.

Oct 3, 2017

SASSA mum on new social grants distributor

The social security agency misses the deadline to sign a contract to appoint a new payments provider.


SASSA vows to curb illegal deductions

The social security agency bets on an improved biometric system to avert data breaches and unauthorised deductions from beneficiaries' accounts.


Don't count CPS out of future grant payments

MPs believe the social security agency's plans for a new payments distributor "leaves the window open" for Cash Paymaster Services to enter the fray again.

Jul 18, 2017

Outspoken CEO leaves SASSA

The Department of Social Development parts ways with Thokozani Magwaza amid reports the SASSA CEO was forced out.


Social grants took back seat to travel

The department responsible for the social grants panic racks up a travel bill of over R120 million on local and international travel trips.


CPS scores SASSA contract, again

The social security agency reportedly signs a new contract with the current payments provider, despite the agency saying there was no deal at hand.

Mar 1, 2017

SASSA fails to get affairs in order

A month before the agency is supposed to take over social grant payments, it withdraws its court application to extend the current contract.


ConCourt to decide on future social grant payments

The SA Social Security Agency looks to the Constitutional Court to solve the mess it finds itself in and prevent potential disaster come 1 April.

Feb 1, 2017

SASSA to deliver plan of action for social grants

The agency will present its strategy on the future of social grant payments to Parliament, as minister Bathabile Dlamini is a no-show for a second time.

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