By Phaladi Seakgwe
Constitutional Court - The Constitutional Court has today (15 June 2017) ordered that the Minister of Social Development is joined as a party to the proceedings of the court in her personal capacity. The court further ruled that Minister Bathabile Dlamini, SASSA CEO Mr. Thokozani Magwaza as well as erstwhile Social Development Director General Mr. Zane Dangor should within 14 days report to the Court whether they have agreed on a process in terms of Section 38 of the Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013 in order to determine the Minister’s role and responsibility in the establishment and functioning of the work streams referred to in the affidavits filed by all the parties.
11 June 2017 | Media Statement
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) continues to receive queries about the expiry date of its payment cards and implications thereof from beneficiaries of social grants. The expiry date reflected in the current SASSA card is December 2017. We wish to put it on record that no beneficiary of social grants will be affected by this expiry date. SASSA is in a planning phase regarding the future payment of social grants once the contract with the current service provider CPS (Cash Paymaster Services) comes to an end in March 2018. As soon as final plans are in place beneficiaries will be informed about the updating process later on in the year. SASSA remains committed to providing uninterrupted service to beneficiaries of social grants in moving South Africa forward.
05 June 2017 | Media Statement
SASSA applied for leave to appeal in the judgement handed down in the North Gauteng High Court by His Lordship Judge van der Westhuisen on the 09 May 2017. The Judge declared that Regulation 21 and 26 (A) of the Social Assistance Act 13 of 2004 do not restrict beneficiaries in the operation of their bank accounts. What this means is that in terms of the judgement, service providers can still continue to deduct money from social grant accounts.
Home Affairs Minister Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize led the proceedings during the launch of Child Protection Week
By Phaladi Seakgwe