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Black Sash demands return of Sassa special grant amid third wave concerns

Black Sash has called for the immediate reinstatement of the temporarily suspended Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant, citing fears of the ravages of a possible third wave of the pandemic.

2021-05-11 07:32:00 PM

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Caught red handed: Police nab four suspects with several Sassa cards

KZN police allegedly caught the four red handed with a 2-litre container with various cards.

2021-05-10 10:07:00 PM

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ANC rubbishes Mabuza, Mashatile graft claims | The Citizen

ANC rubbishes Mabuza, Mashatile graft claims via TheCitizen_News

2021-05-09 01:10:00 PM

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Ipid clears police over use of water cannon on grant recipients in Bellville

In January, officers used a water cannon to enforce social distancing among queueing beneficiaries at Sassa's Bellville office.

2021-05-07 12:00:00 AM

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Ipid report clears cops of misconduct for use of water cannon on Sassa crowd - The Mail & Guardian

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate found no misconduct was committed by police who used a water cannon on a crowd outside the Sassa office in Bellville, Cape Town

2021-05-06 08:38:00 PM

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Freedom Under Law welcomes ruling directing CPS to produce financial statements

Freedom Under Law has welcomed the ConCourt order directing Cash Paymaster Services and auditing firms KPMG and Mazars to provide documents to verify the service provider’s profits.

2021-04-02 08:30:00 AM

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ConCourt orders CPS, KPMG, Mazars to provide financial statements for social grants contract

Cash Paymaster Services allegedly under-declared its profits by about R800m.

2021-04-02 08:22:00 AM

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Freedom Under Law welcomes ruling directing CPS to produce financial statements

Freedom Under Law has welcomed the ConCourt order directing Cash Paymaster Services and auditing firms KPMG and Mazars to provide documents to verify the service provider’s profits.

2021-04-02 06:33:00 AM

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ConCourt orders CPS, KPMG, Mazars to provide financial statements for social grants contract

Cash Paymaster Services allegedly under-declared its profits by about R800m.

2021-04-01 06:30:00 PM

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GROUNDUP : Concourt orders CPS to hand over documents showing social grant profits

Freedom Under Law has accused CPS of under-reporting its profits by R800-million.

2021-04-01 05:13:00 PM

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ConCourt orders CPS to file all records relating to its illicit profits - The Mail & Guardian

The court has given Cash Paymaster Services 15 days to provide all documents that will allow the treasury to calculate the sum it needs to refund the social security agency.


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2021-04-01 04:30:00 PM

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New Covid-19 grant, old Sassa problems - The Mail & Guardian

A sharp increase in the number of social grant recipients after the introduction of the special grant during the pandemic has exacerbated the strained grant payment system

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2021-03-23 01:31:00 PM

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R350 a month: Inside the lives of special grant recipients - The Mail & Guardian

The Covid-19 relief grant helped millions of South Africans, but it ended in January. The M&G spoke to unemployed youth who found the money helpful.

It sounds good but R350 won't go very far at all
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2021-02-08 11:58:00 PM

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Auditor general points to the state’s flaws enabling Covid-19 graft

AG Kimi Makwetu’s ‘real-time’ audit of contracts and relief schemes indicate ‘a higher risk of fraud and abuse of funds’

2020-09-02 06:00:00 PM

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LIVESTREAM: AG on COVID-19 relief funds

LIVESTREAM: AG on COVID-19 relief funds

2020-09-02 12:27:00 PM

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WATCH LIVE | AG Kimi Makwetu releases Covid-19 relief fund audit findings

Auditor general Kimi Makwetu will on Wednesday release Covid-19 relief fund audit findings.

2020-09-02 12:13:00 PM

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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | SA records just under 2,000 Covid-19 cases

Covid-19 live updates.

2020-09-02 10:40:00 AM

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COVID-19: SA recovery continues to improve

COVID-19: SA recovery continues to improve

2020-09-02 07:20:00 AM

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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | SA's Covid-19 deaths gradually approaching 15,000 mark

Covid-19 live updates

2020-09-01 11:15:00 AM

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UNION THREAT: Nehawu doubles down during Covid-19: Protect us and pay us or we’ll strike

UNION THREAT: Nehawu doubles down during Covid-19: Protect us and pay us or we’ll strike

2020-09-01 12:34:00 AM

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WESTERN CAPE BUDGET VOTES: Crisis cannot deflect political point-scoring in WC legislature

WESTERN CAPE BUDGET VOTES: Crisis cannot deflect political point-scoring in WC legislature

2020-07-31 06:09:00 PM

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CAPE OF STORMS: Western Cape battles to balance books as Covid-19 swallows funding

CAPE OF STORMS: Western Cape battles to balance books as Covid-19 swallows funding

2020-07-31 08:52:00 AM

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WC Legislature: Western Cape health budget passed in spite of ANC objections

WC Legislature: Western Cape health budget passed in spite of ANC objections

2020-07-30 04:42:00 PM

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‘No answer’ to why Covid-19 death, infection rates in Western Cape plateauing

No one can explain definitively why the Western Cape’s Covid_19 death and infection rates are plateauing despite the further reopening of the economy and more people being out and about. TheCapeArgus

2020-07-30 12:08:00 PM

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WESTERN CAPE COVID-19 BUDGET : Province to disclose PPE procurement details to avoid corruption

WESTERN CAPE COVID-19 BUDGET : Province to disclose PPE procurement details to avoid corruption

2020-07-30 08:41:00 AM

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Western Cape Covid-19 cases peak with room to spare

Western Cape Covid-19 cases peak with room to spare 🔒

2020-07-30 08:06:00 AM

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Data shows Western Cape Covid-19 cases are dropping

The Western Cape has not only passed its Covid-19 peak but the dreaded “long plateau” seems to have given way to a steady decline in cases.

2020-07-30 07:17:00 AM

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Trio nabbed for allegedly conspiring to steal money from Sassa

Trio nabbed for allegedly conspiring to steal money from Sassa

2020-07-26 07:38:00 PM

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Three ‘hackers’ arrested for allegedly conspiring to steal money from Sassa

Three ‘hackers’ arrested for allegedly conspiring to steal money from Sassa

2020-07-26 04:25:00 PM

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Mpumalanga cops arrested after allegedly taking dagga and money from drug dealers

SAPS officers have been arrested in Springs in Gauteng while transporting dagga and money they had just taken from drug dealers, police said.

2020-07-26 03:19:00 PM

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Sassa grant payments to start on 3 August with older persons

Sassa grant payments to start on 3 August with older persons

2020-07-25 03:55:00 PM

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F1 scraps American races due to virus, adds European trio

Formula One scrapped all four of this season's races in the Americas due to the Covid19 pandemic on Friday and added three European rounds, including old favourites Imola and the Nuerburgring, to the calendar

2020-07-25 11:46:00 AM

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Sassa disses disability grant applicants - The Mail & Guardian

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants.

2020-07-02 10:59:00 PM

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Eastern Cape builder damages schools’ toilets because he wasn’t paid for services - The Mail & Guardian

Four affected schools have remained closed because they don’t meet the Covid-19 regulations, due in part, to the defacement caused

2020-07-01 01:33:00 PM

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Beyoncé and the Heart of Darkness - The Mail & Guardian

Few black thinkers and creatives in the United States seem able to grapple with the implications of their Americocentrism in relation to Afr

2020-07-01 07:39:00 AM

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Sassa to review rejected Covid-19 grant applications

2020-07-01 07:06:00 AM

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Relocation rears its head: Bringing de-densification home in Alexandra - The Mail & Guardian

About 1 600 families in the Stjwetla shack settlement in Alexandra, Johannesburg are standing on the verge of seismic change. This is one of their stories

2020-07-01 04:08:00 AM

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WRAP | Sassa throws social relief lifeline, Mkhize warns harder lockdown may return | News24

Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.

2020-06-30 11:10:00 PM

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What happened to the Covid-19 special grant? - The Mail & Guardian

The newly established grant intended to bring informal economy workers into South Africa’s social security net during the lockdown has had a disastrous start

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2020-05-28 05:19:00 PM

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Lab explains false positive Covid-19 result at SABC

2020-05-28 04:50:00 PM

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Those yet to receive Covid-19 relief grants have to wait a while longer

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has asked recipients who have not received their R350 Covid-19 relief grant payment for May to wait a little longer.

2020-05-28 01:15:00 PM

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The ‘lockdown generation’ has been hit hardest by Covid-19 - The Mail & Guardian

The government has zeroed in on youth unemployment, but the coronavirus pandemic threatens to leave young people even more vulnerable than before

2020-05-28 06:19:00 AM

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Workers with noncompliant bosses can now access Covid-19 relief scheme - The Mail & Guardian

Last week the department of labour announced that more than R14-billion had been paid to workers, but some are still struggling to access the fund

2020-05-28 05:28:00 AM

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Experts raise red flags over Correctional Services granting parole to low-risk offenders

Criminology experts have questioned the efficacy of granting parole to low-risk offenders during the Covid-19 pandemic.

2020-05-27 12:52:00 PM

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The inevitable rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths: What the numbers mean - The Mail & Guardian

About 20 people in South Africa die each day from the coronavirus, and this number may peak at 300, while positive cases may reach 8 000 a day, according to some projections

2020-05-26 09:41:00 PM

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Sassa system ignores digital divide - The Mail & Guardian

Sassa is keen to try out online registration to process applications for the Covid-19 relief grant, but NGOs are wary because not all intended beneficiaries are able to access data

2020-04-30 08:20:00 AM

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Bad blood fuels a divided ANC caucus in Kimberley council - The Mail & Guardian

“There’s still a lot of bad blood between the former mayor and the new mayor.'

2020-04-30 05:48:00 AM

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Cape Town homeless site criticised - The Mail & Guardian

Independent reports slam Cape Town’s Covid-19 homeless facility, but the city says conditions have improved since independent monitors visited

2020-04-29 04:37:00 PM

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Zulu says death of young Sassa official proof ‘we are at war’ with Covid-19

Zulu says death of young Sassa official proof ‘we are at war’ with Covid-19

2020-04-29 04:17:00 PM

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Dramatic changes are coming to newsrooms across Africa - The Mail & Guardian

The pandemic could deliver a crippling blow to media houses across the continent

2020-04-29 01:39:00 PM

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Unique ATMs to save rural Sassa clients cash blues

Sapo is set to roll out 10,000 cashless ATMs to rural communities next month after the success of a pilot project in KwaZulu-Natal, where grant beneficiaries received payments at registered spaza shops.

2020-04-28 09:00:00 AM

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