15 June 2016
SASSA opened a case against the directors of Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) and Grindrod bank at the Sunnyside police station today. The reason for taking that step is that the two companies are not implementing provisions of the amended Regulation 26 (A) of the Social Assistance Act, 2004. SASSA holds a strong view that the law compels these companies to stop deducting money from social grant beneficiary accounts for financial services. The only money that the law allows to be deducted is for funeral policy and the condition is that it mustn’t be more than 10% of the value of the grant involved. The other conditions are that it must not be a child grant and permission must be sought by the beneficiary from SASSA if it is a funeral cover for any other grant except a child grant.
Friday, 10 June 2016
The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, congratulates and welcomes Mr Thokozani Magwaza, Acting Director-General of the Department Social Development, on his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).
Tuesday, 07 June 2016
The Deputy Minister of Social Development, Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, will on Tuesday, 07 June, visit Disaneng village, which is part of Ratlou Local Municipality in North West Province. The Deputy Minister’s visit to Disaneng rural community is part of project Mikondzo.
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (HAWKS), Crime Intelligence of the SAPS, the Fraud Management and Compliance Department of SASSA, together with a private auditing and accounting firm, today arrested 14 suspects who are part of a social grant fraud syndicate operating within the SASSA grants system.
On Thursday 26 May 2016 the Constitutional Court issued an order on a matter in which the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) had appealed a High Court judgment issued on 17 December 2015, in terms of which SASSA was ordered to suspend the implementation of a moratorium disallowing funeral deductions from children’s grants (i.e. Child Support Grant, Care Dependency Grant and Foster Care Grant).
On this day, 10 Years ago, the then Minister of Social Development, Dr Zola Skweyiya, launched the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) in Pretoria, Gauteng. The April 01, 2016 birth of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) brought hope to millions of beneficiaries across South Africa. Determined to deliver services in a humane manner with added convenience, SASSA came at an opportune moment.