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Mounting fears of new Sassa crisis

The Post Office and civil rights group Black Sash have raised concerns about delays and frustrations caused by the South African Social Security Agency in the agency’s process of phasing out the invalid

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Net1 ousted from welfare deal

The Post Office will take over the distribution of welfare grants from current service provider Net1 UEPS Technologies, minister in the presidency Jeff Radebe said on Sunday. The agreement between the South Africa

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Mark Barnes pulls trump card in Sassa contract fight

Post Office CEO Mark Barnes has pulled a trump card in the state-owned enterprise’s fight for a contract with the South African Social Security Agency to distribute social grants. Negotiations between Sassa and the Post Office have

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Post Office set to sign Sassa payments deal

If the embattled South Africa Social Security Agency makes good on its promise, the South African Post Office will be contracted to take over social grant payments from incumbent Cash Paymaster Services in the next seven

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Sassa scraps minister’s advisory teams

The South African Social Security Agency has scrapped the advisory groups that were set up to plan for the future of the country’s more than R140bn of annual welfare payments. Letters were sent to the so-called

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