Tag Archives: South Africa

South Africa – New Sassa card payment glitch raises concern among grantees

By | July 19, 2018

GRANT beneficiaries of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) are demanding answers after more than 700 000 people using the new South African Post Office issued Sassa cards countrywide were not paid their money this month. Other pensioners claimed to have received R80 and R20 when they withdrew money this month. Pensioners at the pension cottages in… Read More »

South Africa – Sassa calls on social grant beneficiaries to swop their cards

By | June 18, 2018

he South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) invites social grant beneficiaries to change their existing old cards into the new Sassa gold cards. The existing Sassa card will no longer be valid after  September 30 2018, said Sassa spokesman Senzeni Ngubeni in a statement, adding that this did not apply to those who received their social grants through their private… Read More »

South Africa – Department of Home Affairs invites Bethal youth to apply for Smartcards

By | June 16, 2018

BETHAL – The Department of Home Affairs will be celebrating Youth Day on Saturday, 16 June by rendering services to the youth. Their office will be open on this day as part of this department’s initiative to encourage the youth to apply for ID Smartcards. The department’s focus will be on learners from the age of 16 years… Read More »

South Africa – New ‘gold’ card for Sassa beneficiaries

By | June 14, 2018

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has called on beneficiaries to make new cards. Sassa said on Thursday that the existing cards would no longer be supported and used after September 30 this year. This change, however, does not affect beneficiaries who received their social grants through private bank accounts. Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi said… Read More »

South Africa – CPS to get the boot from SASSA offices by end of July, MPs told

By | June 7, 2018

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) says plans are afoot to ensure that Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) will no longer have a presence in their offices come the end of July. SASSA appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on Wednesday to update MPs on its progress in complying with the Constitutional Court order to find… Read More »

South Africa – SASSA intros modernised payment cards

By | June 5, 2018

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has already administered welfare payments to beneficiaries using its new card design. This was the word from social development minister Susan Shabangu, addressing a media briefing in Pretoria yesterday. Shabangu’s announcement follows earlier indication from the South African Post Office (SAPO) that it had signed off on the new card design for recipients.… Read More »

SA issues 10 million new smart ID cards – home affairs minister

By | May 16, 2018

Gigaba says it is likely that the department will not reach 38 million conversions from barcoded IDs to smart IDs by 2023. A total of 10 million smart ID cards have been issued to South African citizens in the past five years, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. “When the first card was issued, in 2013,… Read More »

South Africa – Statement By The Minister Of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, During Sassa Media Briefing In East London, Eastern Cape Province

By | October 30, 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017 Programme Director, Ms Lumka Oliphant Acting CEO of SASSA, Ms Pearl Bhengu Senior Managers of the Department of Social Development Executive members of SASSA Members of the media Ladies and gentlemen Thank you for being part of this media briefing convened with the intention of reporting to the nation on progress we have made… Read More »

S/African businessman wants cost of e-Passport reduced

By | September 13, 2017

Mr Godwin Odenigbo, a Nigerian businessman based in Rustenburg, South Africa, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to reduce the cost of the e-Passport. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Rustenburg, North West Province of South Africa, that the cost of getting the passport was $200.00 (R2, 500). “ The cost is high and… Read More »

South Africa – Biometrics not a threat

By | August 28, 2017

As government institutions explore and introduce biometric systems, concerns have been raised about how the state intends to use the collected private information to police and control South African citizens. Last week, Right2Know Gauteng (R2K Gauteng) took to the streets in protest of the national smart ID card system. R2K Gauteng wants the end of the use of biometrics and to keep the State… Read More »

South Africa – Pretoria residents protest over smart ID cards

By | August 23, 2017

They complain that they cannot afford to pay R140 for a new ID card as they have other responsibilities. It is unfair for the home affairs department to expect South Africans to pay R140 for new smart ID cards when many are living below the poverty line. These were sentiments expressed by the Right 2 Know (R2K) campaign… Read More »

Card fraud increases in South Africa by 13 percent

By | April 26, 2017

JOHANNESBURG, April 25 (Xinhua) — South African banking industry released statistics on Tuesday which show that overall card fraud increased by 13 percent in 2016 as compared to the previous year. The statistics were released by the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) on behalf on the banking industry in Johannesburg. According to the statistics, South African… Read More »