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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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Dlamini must explain how welfare payment cost can arrive at R6 billion: DA

PARLIAMENT, May 11  – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini must explain how she arrived at the conclusion that it would cost R6 billion for the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to take over welfare grant distribution, the Democratic Alliance said on Thursday. DA social development spokeswoman Bridget Masango described the figure as “alarming” and […]

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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 […]