Latest articles on CPS

Net1 subsidiary goes to court to compel Sassa to pay grants into its accounts

Moneyline claims that the South African Social Security Agency has moved beneficiaries to the South African Post Office against their will

Sassa: Get new cards or risk not getting grant payouts

The social security agency says it will not extend the December deadline to switch to the new Sassa cards

Bathabile Dlamini slapped with court costs, possible perjury probe

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Bathabile Dlamini is personally liable for 20% of costs of last year's Sassa debacle

Sassa: The more things change …

The social development minister is following in the footsteps of her predecessor

Grants back in court

In May last year the high court ruled that CPS could continue to deduct money for airtime, loans and electricity from social grant beneficiaries

More than 1.8m grant beneficiaries migrated to new Sassa card

Social development minister Susan Shabangu said they had also taken legal action against CPS employees who interfered with migration progress.

Post office wage talks deadlocked

Sapo chief executive Mark Barnes says the entity could not afford the 12% wage hike

No social grant pay points have been closed ― Shabangu

Social development minister says the transition from CPS to Sapo will closely involve all beneficiaries

CPS drops its rate for social grant payments

For now, Cash Paymaster Services is prepared to charge Sassa R45 to pay social grants in cash, rather than its initial pitch of R66.70 per beneficiary

Sassa cancels tender process to find CPS replacement

Sassa's invalid contract with Cash Paymaster Services was extended for six months by the ConCourt in March

Shabangu promises Sassa will comply with ConCourt order

Social development minister promises Sassa grants will continue to be paid and that their obligations to the Constitutional Court will be met

Shabangu suspends new grant payment tender

The minister needs more time to appoint an evaluating team that is better equipped to judge tender proposals

Sassa crisis: Dlamini and Bhengu set to explain why they shouldn’t be held liable

The ConCourt has ordered Dlamini and Bhengu to explain why they should not be held liable for extension of the CPS contract

Over 5 million social grant beneficiaries to pay R10 “bank charge”

Sassa has assured MPs that all grants will be paid from April 1

CPS ordered to pay back R316-million

Sassa paid CPS after the company claimed it had enrolled more grant recipients and beneficiaries than it had been contracted to provides services for.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

Press Releases