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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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Dlamini rubbishes Sunday Times report, says Hawks closed graft probe two years ago

JOHANNESBURG, April 10 – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has “noted the speculative reports” which she said were “disguised as an investigation by the Sunday Times”, saying this “this old and tired story” was probed by the Hawks and “closed” two years ago. The Sunday Times reported that it “has seen text messages that confirm […]

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Sassa seeks new deal with CPS to pay grants

PARLIAMENT – Negotiations to enter into a new contract with Cash Paymaster Services to distribute welfare grants to more than 17-million South Africans will begin on Wednesday, the SA Social Security Agency said on Tuesday. Sassa’s project manager Zodwa Mvulwani told Parliament’s watchdog public accounts committee the controversial approach to CPS would technically entail a […]

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SASSA wants Concourt to “suspend invalidity” of CPS contract to ensure social grants are paid

PARLIAMENT, February 1 (ANA) – The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) confirmed it would be approaching the Constitutional Court soon to ask that they suspend the invalidity of its contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), which distributes social grants to close to 18 million South Africans. Raphaahle Ramokgopa, the executive manager for strategy and […]