Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, says the department will, for the remainder of the month of August, host a series of dialogues that are aimed at championing women’s issues.

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Friday, 19 January 2018 10:28

Social grant learners defy the odds

Thousands of child support grant beneficiaries will get a chance to break away from the cycle of poverty, when they enter institutions of higher learning, thanks to government’s social protection interventions and their good matric performance.

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 13:03

Breakthrough in payment of social grants

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Comprehensive Social Security has announced that government will fast-track the introduction of an integrated payment system for the payment of social grants.

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Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini "detailed" plans by the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) to take over the payment of grants from Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), according to a report in Business Day.

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At 10am today, 2.6 million beneficiaries had already accessed their social grants across the country through ATMs and Merchants, Government announced on Saturday.

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The Constitutional Court has extended the South African Social Security Agency’s contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) for a year, in order to fulfil the constitutional obligation of paying social grants to beneficiaries.

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Government has welcomed the Constitutional Court’s ruling that allows Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to continue paying social grants to eligible beneficiaries for another 12 months.

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Monday, 12 December 2016 18:58

Drink responsibly during the festive season

Government has called on all South Africans to drink responsibly during the festive season.

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Matriculants who are currently receiving a social grant and are accepted at an institution of higher learning will no longer go through a means test to qualify for financial aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

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The Social Protection, Community and Human Development Cluster has commended the advances made to improve the state of education in South Africa.

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