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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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Government denies paying welfare grants to 17,000 illegal immigrants

JOHANNESBURG, July 11 – The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has distanced itself from a “fake news article” which claims that the agency accidentally paid 17,000 illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe. The article has been on several websites since Tuesday. “Sassa wishes to distance itself from this xenophobic article which attempts to confuse the public […]

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Sassa assures beneficiaries of April grants payment

JOHANNESBURG, March 29 –  The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says beneficiaries can expect social grants payments from April 1 following another extension of Net1’s Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) contract by the Constitutional Court. ”All our systems are ready, beneficiaries are assured that they will receive their social grants come April, without any disruptions. Social grant payments will commence on 1 […]

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Sassa in hot water after failing to convince ConCourt on request for further extension of CPS contract

JOHANNESBURG, March 6 – A full bench of judges at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday reserved judgment on the request from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to have its controversial contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) — to pay welfare grants to millions of beneficiaries — extended by six months. “If you […]