SASSA

Bureaucracy, power and grants: When a pen may be as mighty as the scalpel

Go inside this unspoken ethical dilemma South African doctors face every day.

Dodgy official ‘parachuted’ into Sassa

Staff say Benedicta Monama knows little about the agency and highlight her controversial past

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

Post Office strike halts payment to grant beneficiaries

The workers say they have not received a wage hike in three years. They are demanding a 12% wage increase

Editorial: Sassa’s misstep is beyond apology

'How far can you fall in the three days that you stood in line, having been forced to borrow money to pay taxi fares to get to a collection point?'

PSA claims victory over Sassa

The PSA and the agency have not been able to reach an agreement on wage increases for workers since the union tabled its demands in February

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

Striking PSA workers taken to labour court

The PSA received court papers on Monday to say that the department of social development would apply for an interdict to stop the strike

Sassa strike will ‘cripple’ operations – PSA

The PSA has been engaged in prolonged and conflict-ridden wage negotiations

Sassa strike won’t disrupt grants payouts, says public servants union

The strike is planned from June  11 and will take place on days when there are no pay outs

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WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world