As the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) gave an update on the migration of social grant payments from Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to the SA Post Office, its senior management have told Parliament of plans to completely phase out cash payments due to the increasing risk of transporting money.
The Electoral Commission’s Chief Electoral Officer, Sy Mamabolo, says the majority of the new voters, who came out in their numbers this past weekend to register to vote, were women.
Eligible South Africans have been urged by government to register to vote and update their addresses on the voters’ roll this weekend.
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.
Former president Thabo Mbeki has urged MPs to put the country first when they vote on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
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.
The Gauteng Department of Education says it is currently in the process of placing learners who applied online and anticipates it will conclude the process by 7 September 2016.