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Four appear in Durban court for Sassa fraud

DURBAN, September 21 – Four people have appeared in the Durban Special Commercial Crime Court facing charges of fraud and corruption related to South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) beneficiaries. Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said the four accused are Mduduzi Makhaye, 32, Bongani Magutshwa, 33, Nonhlanhla Mpisane, 36, and […]

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MPs accuse Sassa of bad faith

PARLIAMENT, August 15 – MPs on Tuesday accused the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) of dragging its feet in negotiations with the South African Post Office on taking over grant payments in a bid to force an extension of Cash Paymaster Services’s controversial contract with the state entity. Sassa told Parliament’s watchdog Standing Committee on Public […]

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Scopa gives Sassa two weeks to submit strategic plan

  PARLIAMENT – Parliament’s watchdog public accounts committee (Scopa) on Tuesday, gave the Social Security Agency’s of South Africa (Sassa) a fortnight to submit a detailed strategic plan on taking over welfare grant payments after it struggled to provide detail on preparations, seemingly for fear of contradicting Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. The demand followed […]