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Sassa admits to having no feasible contingency plan for cash payments of grants
Sassa admits to having no feasible contingency plan for cash payments of grants
The South African Social Security Agency's (Sassa) contingency plan to manage the cash component of the social grants system, were the Constitutional Court to deny an extension of the invalid CPS contract, was only work in progress, its acting CEO has said....
Sassa and Sapo (mostly) ready on grants
Sassa and Sapo (mostly) ready on grants
Come April 1, beneficiaries will receive their social grants, but the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will still need the help of Cash...
Sapo finally gets the nod to prove grants scheme capacity
Sapo finally gets the nod to prove grants scheme capacity
The South African Post Office (Sapo) has finally been given first rights to provide core functions and services in a new hybrid social grant...
Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office - Treasury letter
Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office - Treasury letter
A letter by National Treasury to acting South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Pearl Bhengu says the agency should not have disqualified...
Sassa and Sapo agreement date pushed back yet again
Sassa and Sapo agreement date pushed back yet again
The striking of the elusive deal between the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (Sapo) has been pushed...
'The country is gripped with panic' as deadlock continues with Sassa and Sapo
'The country is gripped with panic' as deadlock continues with Sassa and Sapo
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (Sapo) have been entangled in a lengthy negotiation battle to...
Sassa and Sapo agree to 'sit through the night' to thrash out deal
Sassa and Sapo agree to 'sit through the night' to thrash out deal
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (Sapo) will "sit through the night" to thrash out a deal for the...
Dlamini: Sassa opts for tender process after Post Office deal downscaled
Dlamini: Sassa opts for tender process after Post Office deal downscaled
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says Sassa will use an open tender process to find providers for three services, after the South...
New Sassa crisis looms as it goes back to drawing board on grants
New Sassa crisis looms as it goes back to drawing board on grants
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has announced that it will now restart...
Post Office closes 221 outlets amid R1.1bn loss
Post Office closes 221 outlets amid R1.1bn loss
Financial woes continue to weigh on the South African Post Office (Sapo) as it has recorded a R1.1bn final loss for the year ended March 31...
Barnes storms the Post Office
Barnes storms the Post Office
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