October is Social Development Month – Working Together to Build Caring and Sustainable Communities for All
By Phaladi Seakgwe
October is declared Social Development Month and the Department of Social Development and its entities such as South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the National Development Agency (NDA) use the month to highlight major milestones and to promote developmental welfare and social security services amongst the elderly, children and people with disabilities.
The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will in collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand, launch the Social Budget Bulletin on Wednesday, September 27. The Social budget bulletin is a research tool that will assist Government and policy makers with a comprehensive view of all social security spending, both public and private, contributory and non-contributory; which is necessary for developing evidence based social policy.
We are on course regarding appointment of a new service provider for the payment of social grants – Acting CEO assures SCOPA
By Erick Kwinda
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) conducted an oversight visit to get first-hand insight on the progress regarding appointment of a new service provider for the payment of social grants, at the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) head office – earlier today.
The Inter-Ministerial Committee on comprehensive social security assures beneficiaries that grants will continue to be paid beyond March 2018.
By Moabi Pitsi and Phaladi Seakgwe
The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on comprehensive social security held a media briefing this morning, Friday 15 September 2017 to brief the nation on progress made by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) towards the implementation of the Constitutional court orders as directed early this year.
The IMC on Social Security led by Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will hold a media briefing to update the country on the progress of the new payment system for social grants.
By Moabi Pitsi
The Chief Executive Officer of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Ms Pearl Bengu, has encouraged staff to embrace change of mindset regarding the current transition towards the administration and payment of social grants. Ms Bengu was speaking at a strategic planning session attended by SASSA Executive Management (national and regional) including senior management held on 28-29 August 2017.