The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has been made aware that social grant beneficiaries are being advised to take a new bank card, as the SASSA card will expire in December. SASSA wants to reassure all social grant beneficiaries that the existing SASSA social grant card (the card with the South African flag colours and Coat of Arms on it) is the only SASSA payment card and will continue to work even beyond the expiry date printed on the card. No beneficiary should therefore be coerced into taking a new card. SASSA only issues one card and does not endorse or support any other bank cards.
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.