South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)

 
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...
Extending Net 1 social welfare contract would be unlawful, says Pravin Gordhan
Extending Net 1 social welfare contract would be unlawful, says Pravin Gordhan
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini that her plan to extend a contract with a unit of Net 1...
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...
​Social grants: Minister missing, agency silent
​Social grants: Minister missing, agency silent
With 66 days left on the clock until it is due to take over the payment of all government grants, the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa)...
How Sassa paid R316-million to a contractor based on a 'lie'
How Sassa paid R316-million to a contractor based on a 'lie'
The former head of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) appears to have lied to support a dubious claim by contractor Cash Paymaster...
Insurance groups fight bid to halt social grant deductions
Insurance groups fight bid to halt social grant deductions
If two companies have their way, people who receive social grants could see deductions for funeral policies, airtime and electricity bills cut into...
Molewa: M&G blurred lines on Madonsela's report
Molewa: M&G blurred lines on Madonsela's report
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Spotlight on social grants: The good, the bad and the confusing
Spotlight on social grants: The good, the bad and the confusing
But the R9-billion monthly social grant payment is not managed by the state: it has been outsourced to Net1, which owns the companies that pay out...
Spotlight on social grants: Sassa's bid to stop illegal deductions
Spotlight on social grants: Sassa's bid to stop illegal deductions
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is working to get this money refunded. But according to the Black Sash, the system Sassa has set...
Net1 - the company that runs the social grant payment system
Net1 - the company that runs the social grant payment system
Net1's goals are ambitious and include providing a system through which “the billions of unbanked and under-banked people in the world” can...

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