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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 […]

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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 […]

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Millions have already accessed their grants

PRETORIA, April 1 (ANA) – Over 2.6 million beneficiaries had already accessed their social grants by 10am, the social development department said on Saturday morning. Social grants payments were underway across the country for beneficiaries who received their grants through ATMs and merchants. At 10am, 2.6 million beneficiaries had already accessed their grants, the department […]

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Public Protector pushing ahead with investigation into grants

CAPE TOWN, March 20 (ANA) – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is pushing ahead with a two-pronged investigation into welfare grants, in which the Constitutional Court intervened last Friday. Oupa Segalwe from the Public Protector’s office said the Chapter Nine institution would continue a probe into maladministration of grants, departing from the apparent failure of the […]