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#MTBPS2018: Govt calls on private sector’s help in R855bln mid-term infrastructure spend

PRETORIA, October 24 – Finance minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday that government was ready to call on the private sector to increase its role in assisting government with better implementation of its existing infrastructure plans. This as Mboweni announced that public infrastructure expenditure is estimated to be R855.2 billion over the next three years, […]

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Social grant payments not affected by the Sassa employees’ strike, says Post Office

JOHANNESBURG, October 10  – The South African Post Office (Sapo) on Wednesday assured social grant beneficiaries that the strike involving some South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) employees does not have an impact on the grant payments for October, which was currently underway. Sapo said their outlets nationally were making payments and operating normally. Social […]

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SA Post Office says ready for end-July social grant disbursements

JOHANNESBURG, July 31  – The South African Post Office (SAPO) said on Tuesday it had completed upgrades to its national social grants IT system in time for the end-of-July payments cycle. It said the upgrades would allow SAPO sufficient capacity to process grant payments transaction volumes involving social beneficiaries that have migrated to the new gold South […]

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Sassa and Post Office agree on new social grants payment system

PRETORIA, December 10 – The South African Post Office (Sapo) and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) have reached agreement on a new grants payment system, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Jeff Radebe announced on Sunday.   The new “hybrid” system would also allow for participation by other partners, […]