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Nehawu to end strike on Monday after govt agrees to suspend social grants biometric system

JOHANNESBURG, October 11 – The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) said it would end a strike at the national social grants agency on Monday after the department of social development agreed to suspend the rolling out of a contentious biometric system pending further tests. Nehawu began the strike at South African Social […]

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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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ConCourt orders Minister Dlamini to pay part costs for grants payment debacle

JOHANNESBURG, September 27 – The Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini to pay 20 percent of costs related to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant payment debacle. Reading the unanimous judgment, Justice Johan Froneman said: “Minister Bathabile is, in her personal capacity, ordered to pay 20 percent of […]