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ANC MPs rally behind Dlamini: Missing Sassa deadline 'no natural disaster'
ANC MPs rally behind Dlamini: Missing Sassa deadline 'no natural disaster'
Ruling party MPs on Parliament’s social development committee on Wednesday rallied behind Minister Bathabile Dlamini as she was questioned about...
Grant crisis has social development running in circles
Grant crisis has social development running in circles
At the end of October, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) was told that, “without delay”, it had to turn to the Constitutional...
Patience and desperation in the social grant queue
Patience and desperation in the social grant queue
As uncertainty clouds the future payment of social grants, beneficiaries have described the process as a bureaucratic nightmare for not enough...
Social services on track for April Fool’s Day fiasco
Social services on track for April Fool’s Day fiasco
In coming weeks the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will put a gun to the head of the Constitutional Court. The court, Sassa will say,...
​Wanted: Software, hardware and 60 000 staff to pay social security grants
​Wanted: Software, hardware and 60 000 staff to pay social security grants
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) owns no part of the platform used to pay 17-million beneficiaries their government grants, it said...
Sassa totally unprepared for D-day
Sassa totally unprepared for D-day
As a deadline of April 1 looms, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) must approach the Constitutional Court if it wants to extend the...
Government gets a thumbs-up for social grants and pensions
Government gets a thumbs-up for social grants and pensions
The government is doing pensions and social grants right, according to more than 61% of people of all races who took part in a national survey.
The poor face double-digit inflation
The poor face double-digit inflation
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Spotlight on social grants: How grants are used to back loans
Spotlight on social grants: How grants are used to back loans
As early as 2013, the Black Sash warned of the “erosion of social grants” and pinpointed the “immoral and possibly illegal business...
Malnutrition rises despite social grants
Malnutrition rises despite social grants
More than one in five children in South Africa are stunted because of malnutrition, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2015 released on...
DA at one with unions over jobs
DA at one with unions over jobs
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene envisages spending R410-billion over the next three years on social grants, but the Democratic Alliance warns that the...
Loan sharks 'eat up' social grants
Loan sharks 'eat up' social grants
The pay point is at the community hall, which is encircled by a barbed-wire fence. Two security guards are on duty at the gate and check grant...

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