Category Archives: Legal and Judicial Affairs

Minister Michael Masutha addresses South African Women Lawyers Association Gala Dinner, 3 Aug

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv Michael Masutha, will on Friday, 3 August 2018, deliver an address at a Gala dinner celebrating 12th year anniversary of the South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA).

SAWLA is a non-governmental organisation that was established in May 2006 to facilitate dialogue and professional networking to South African women in the legal fraternity. The membership of the organisation includes judges, attorneys, candidate attorneys, advocates, State Law Advisors, corporate lawyers, prosecutors, academics, law students and paralegals.

Source: Government of South Africa

South African Social Security Agency on payment of social grants

August SASSA payment cycle goes without incidents

The1st of August marks a historic milestone for the partnership between the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and South African Post Office (SAPO) regarding the payment of social grants. This was the first day that SAPO piloted the takeover of cash payment of social grants at pay points, a function previously performed by Cash Payment Services (CPS). This comes at the back of technical glitches that were experienced during the July payment cycle.

I am pleased to report that the August payment cycle went without any major incidents in all of yesterday’s pilots sites spread throughout all the nine provinces. SAPO made 100% cash payments at all its pilot sites. This modest achievement can be attributed to the expertise that was pooled from among major role players in the banking, retail and ICT industries, as well as the long hours of hard work put in by SASSA and SAPO staff, said Susan Shabangu, Minister of Social Development.

The system has been optimised to the extent that it can handle the number of transactions in conformity with the standards of the banking industry. This is the single most significant reason why there were no glitches in spite the system being under immense pressure.

Minister Shabangu also pointed out that The smooth manner in which payments were done yesterday points out the readiness of SASSA and SAPO in completely taking over the payment of social grants once the CPS contract expires at the end of September as directed by the Constitutional Court,

A few incidents were experienced where beneficiaries with new SASSA cards attempted to collect their grant monies at pay points but were redirected to ATMs and participating merchants. Beneficiaries are made aware that the new SASSA card functions the same way as any bank card with a PIN and does not make use of biometrics as a method of verification.

Beneficiaries who previously used PIN to access their grants using the old SASSA card are requested to collect their grants from ATMs and retailers. As from today this category of beneficiaries will no longer be served at pay points because the pay point use finger prints as a method of verification.

The new card also allows for 3 free cash withdrawals at points of sale, one free withdrawal at the post office per month, free swipes at points of sale and it is accepted by all ATM’s displaying the VISA sign.

Beneficiaries with queries can contact SASSA toll free on 0800 60 10 11 or inbox SASSA on social media

Source: Government of South Africa

South African Social Security Agency on payment of social grants

August SASSA payment cycle goes without incidents

The1st of August marks a historic milestone for the partnership between the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and South African Post Office (SAPO) regarding the payment of social grants. This was the first day that SAPO piloted the takeover of cash payment of social grants at pay points, a function previously performed by Cash Payment Services (CPS). This comes at the back of technical glitches that were experienced during the July payment cycle.

I am pleased to report that the August payment cycle went without any major incidents in all of yesterday’s pilots sites spread throughout all the nine provinces. SAPO made 100% cash payments at all its pilot sites. This modest achievement can be attributed to the expertise that was pooled from among major role players in the banking, retail and ICT industries, as well as the long hours of hard work put in by SASSA and SAPO staff, said Susan Shabangu, Minister of Social Development.

The system has been optimised to the extent that it can handle the number of transactions in conformity with the standards of the banking industry. This is the single most significant reason why there were no glitches in spite the system being under immense pressure.

Minister Shabangu also pointed out that The smooth manner in which payments were done yesterday points out the readiness of SASSA and SAPO in completely taking over the payment of social grants once the CPS contract expires at the end of September as directed by the Constitutional Court,

A few incidents were experienced where beneficiaries with new SASSA cards attempted to collect their grant monies at pay points but were redirected to ATMs and participating merchants. Beneficiaries are made aware that the new SASSA card functions the same way as any bank card with a PIN and does not make use of biometrics as a method of verification.

Beneficiaries who previously used PIN to access their grants using the old SASSA card are requested to collect their grants from ATMs and retailers. As from today this category of beneficiaries will no longer be served at pay points because the pay point use finger prints as a method of verification.

The new card also allows for 3 free cash withdrawals at points of sale, one free withdrawal at the post office per month, free swipes at points of sale and it is accepted by all ATM’s displaying the VISA sign.

Beneficiaries with queries can contact SASSA toll free on 0800 60 10 11 or inbox SASSA on social media

Source: Government of South Africa

Minister Susan Shabangu promotes SASSA cards in Sedibeng, 2 Aug

Increase on Beneficiary Education on the benefits of the new SASSA card by Honourable Minister Susan Shabangu

The Minister of Social Development, Susan Shabangu will today, 02 August 2018, visit cash pay points in the Sedibeng area.

The aim is to increase awareness and beneficiary education on the benefits and urgency of obtaining the new SASSA card.

The Minister will be at MphoSphiwe community hall in Sebokeng zone 14, Sedibeng at 9:00am. This is an area where the government has been inundated with calls for increased delivery of essential services to the deserving communities.

As part of the National plan, various Ministers from the Inter Ministerial Committee will be spread across the country to further communicate the benefits of the new SASSA card. Amongst these benefits is that grant recipients are entitled to three (3) free cash withdrawals and no unauthorized deductions will be allowed on this new SASSA card.

Source: Government of South Africa

Minister Susan Shabangu promotes SASSA cards in Sedibeng, 2 Aug

Increase on Beneficiary Education on the benefits of the new SASSA card by Honourable Minister Susan Shabangu

The Minister of Social Development, Susan Shabangu will today, 02 August 2018, visit cash pay points in the Sedibeng area.

The aim is to increase awareness and beneficiary education on the benefits and urgency of obtaining the new SASSA card.

The Minister will be at MphoSphiwe community hall in Sebokeng zone 14, Sedibeng at 9:00am. This is an area where the government has been inundated with calls for increased delivery of essential services to the deserving communities.

As part of the National plan, various Ministers from the Inter Ministerial Committee will be spread across the country to further communicate the benefits of the new SASSA card. Amongst these benefits is that grant recipients are entitled to three (3) free cash withdrawals and no unauthorized deductions will be allowed on this new SASSA card.

Source: Government of South Africa