South African 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...
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...
[From our archives] TB man's shirt too nice for a grant
[From our archives] TB man's shirt too nice for a grant
Bongani Ngcobo looks up at the shacks perched unsteadily on the towering green hills around him. He steps off the tar road on to the sandy path –...
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...
Western Cape food for votes case in court
Western Cape food for votes case in court
Deputy minister and ANC Western Cape chairperson Marius Fransman is among those who have been taken to court by the Democratic Alliance (DA), which...
Hulley had 'no role' in R10bn Sassa social grant tender
Hulley had 'no role' in R10bn Sassa social grant tender
Presidential legal adviser Michael Hulley played "no role" in the adjudication of a R10-billion social grant tender despite initially...

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