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Pillar to post office

If President Cyril Ramaphosa’s crackdown on corruption is to succeed, new rules for lobbying and tenders need to be implemented

‘We are still not there but we see light’ — Sapo on clearing mail backlogs

​The South African Post Office says it is dealing with a local mail backlog of about 4.8 million items

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

Tough talk but SOEs score again

The finance minister has opened the door to decisions that may have serious ramifications for state businesses

Dlamini escapes being slapped with legal costs

The ConCourt has ruled that former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini was not negligent by extending the CPS contract last year

Sapo, MTN to fight over R900m tender

The contract, to upgrade Sapo network facilities, was initially advertised in 2016 with both Telkom and MTN contesting

Zuma ally up for key post on Zondo probe

The attorney was part of a high-profile group that trashed the public protector’s Nkandla report

Post office yields to critical union demands

In an effort to end strike action, the state-owned entity has answered the call for permanent jobs

Sassa urges patience, assures grants will be paid despite difficulties

​Social grant beneficiaries who draw their money at ATMs might have to wait a little longer to access it

ConCourt allows extension of Sassa’s contract with CPS for 6 months

The ConCourt has granted Sassa's application to extend its contract with Cash Paymaster Services CPS) by another six months.

Sassa: New cash payments service provider only ready by July

The agency admitted in court papers there was no feasible solution to assist around 2.8-million beneficiaries before the April 1 deadline

Sassa admits to having no feasible contingency plan for cash payments of grants

In court papers, Bhengu said there was still no 'feasible' contingency plan that will guarantee cash payments on April 1

WATCH LIVE: Sassa and Sapo briefing media on progress with social grants

With less than a month to transfer core components of the scheme to CPS, Sassa has to answer how it will deliver cash-based social grants

Sassa, Post Office to give briefing on progress in social grant payments migration

The agency has less than a month to fully migrate core components of the grants scheme from Cash Paymaster Services, as ordered by the ConCourt

Ruling on CPS contract with Sassa to be heard in 6 days

The agency has 31 days to migrate core components of the grants scheme from CPS to the South African Post Office, as agreed in December last year.

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