No CPS ties beyond September, vows SASSA

SASSA eyes more electronic transactions as it looks to phase out the cash payments contract with the Net1 subsidiary.

SASSA intros modernised payment cards

The social security agency disperses new social grant cards as the post office prepares to take over complete distribution of SASSA payments.

Post office taps local player for beneficiaries' biometrics

SAPO appoints an authentication provider to boost verification systems for welfare beneficiaries, amid fears SASSA's coffers will run dry.

Net1 looks forward to seeing the back of SASSA

May 11, 2018

Net1 UEPS Technologies says its social grants contract "has become a burden on the management and financial resources of the group".

ConCourt extends social grants contract

Mar 23, 2018

The Constitutional Court steps in once again in social grants debacle, grants SASSA's request to extend the contract with CPS.

Govt eyes digital payments for all SASSA grants

Mar 22, 2018

The state encourages 2.8 million beneficiaries to opt to receive social grant payments via electronic platforms.

A year later, SASSA still desperately scrambling

Mar 2, 2018

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.

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.

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.

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.

Social grants payments model gets go-ahead

Dec 11, 2017

SASSA and SAPO reach a deal to usher in a new grants payment system ahead of the expiry date of the Cash Paymaster Services' contract.