Author: Ray Mahlaka

The suspension of the tender process by social services agency Sassa to find a new service provider that will be responsible for cash payments to 2.5m elderly and disabled beneficiaries has raised fears of a sequel

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Exactly 17 days. This is the timeline in which social grant payments to more than 10m recipients will either continue unhindered or the ball will be dropped by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). Imagine how destructive it would be if 70-year-old Roselin Maseko, who is based in Gauteng’s informal settlement of Kliptown, doesn’t receive her old age grant of R1 620 and R1 900 in child support for her five grandchildren (R380 each) to supplement her household income. In an interview last year, Maseko told me the monthly social grants also support her two unemployed daughters and five grandchildren. This…

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Social security agency Sassa wants to give Net1 subsidiary Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) more powers in the distribution of social grants if its invalid contract is extended for an additional six months from

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Net1 UEPS Technologies, the parent company of social grants distributor Cash Paymaster Services, plans to roll out banking services to underserved consumers – some of whom are social grant recipients – after its

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