Browsing: Virginia Petersen

The South African Social Security Agency received a roasting by parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Wednesday over R1,1bn in irregular expenditure in 2015/2016. Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza was in attendance

Electronic payments company Net1 UEPS Technologies faces the prospect of hanging onto South Africa’s R10bn social grants tender until 2017. This is after the state-owned South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) dismissed three new bids for the contract. In April 2014, the

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and its agent, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), are railroading state welfare recipients into using Vodacom Sim cards through an exclusive partnership between the two companies. The partnership has the potential to drive millions of beneficiaries into Vodacom’s arms on the back

If you listened only to social development ­minister ­Bathabile Dlamini and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), you might believe that last week’s ­constitutional court judgment vindicated the agency. Rather, Sassa should be seriously embarrassed, and the judgment should give rise to grave concern about how the agency is

A harsh spotlight is shining on Michael Hulley, Jacob Zuma’s personal lawyer and presidential legal adviser, who was responsible for the legal integrity of a social grants megatender that has turned out to be a mess. The SA Social Security Agency appointed Hulley in July last year as a “strategic adviser … to ensure