SASSA

Judge Makhubele is suspended … but still hearing cases

It is unclear why a judge facing impeachment was chosen to hear new matters concerning the executive

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10 November 2020

Post offices “overwhelmed” with Covid-19 recipients

Over 1.3 million people have been approved for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant in KwaZulu-Natal

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6 November 2020

Court rejects urgent bid to extend top-up grants

Millions of beneficiaries need the top-up to get by, argued Black Sash

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2 November 2020

People pay R50 bribe to post office staff to get their R350 Covid-19 grant

Women cry from hunger and sleep outside waiting to be served

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2 November 2020

Snaking queue for Covid grants in Soweto

“I heard the government extended the grant for three months, but I am still waiting for my first payment to be approved”

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22 October 2020

Water outage stops SASSA office processing grants

Social grant beneficiaries were turned away from the Zwide office in PE on Tuesday due to a burst pipe

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14 October 2020

Backlog of over 19,000 disability grant applications since lockdown

SASSA says it will prioritise cases through appointments

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2 October 2020

Foster parents paid after “technical glitch”

About 6,000 grants were paid late in the Eastern Cape

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17 September 2020

Foster parents distraught after not receiving grants this month

6,000 grants not paid due to “technical glitch”

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11 September 2020

Hundreds queue outside post office for Covid-19 grants

Dozens more people plan to spend Wednesday night outside the KwaNobuhle mall to be first in line tomorrow

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12 August 2020

Long queues for Covid-19 relief grants

Post Office urges people to wait for an SMS confirming funds are available

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14 July 2020

SASSA applicants camped outside Mdantsane office

“I noticed that most people getting served were those who had camped here the night before, so I decided to join them”

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27 May 2020

SASSA applicants brave cold and rain to queue for help

SASSA says it’s only accepting online applications for the Covid-19 Relief Grant

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26 May 2020

“I slept outside SASSA for two days with my child” says mom desperate for help

The line outside the offices in Long Street has been snaking for days

Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

21 May 2020

Covid-19: Premier Mabuyane witnesses huge queues for social grants

“Our biggest concern is when the virus reaches rural areas and townships”

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30 March 2020

Government scrambles as court deadline on foster care looms

Thousands of foster care grants at stake

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31 October 2019