Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says more than 60% of the students who benefited from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) are also beneficiaries of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has refuted claims that the government will be giving a R3 500 COVID-19 grant for unemployed adults who do not receive any social grant or unemployment insurance.
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has again refuted allegations that she instructed the police in Bellville, Cape Town, to spray South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant recipients with a water cannon outside the Sassa offices.
Twelve people, including three South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), officials, have been arrested for the alleged fraud and corruption involving disability grants in and around Tzaneen in Limpopo.
Western Cape Community Safety Minister, Albert Fritz, will request the Independent Police Investigative Directorate to urgently investigate the actions of police who were deployed to SASSA offices in Bellville in Cape Town last month.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has sought to explain issues regarding the processing of temporary disability grants and a lack of service points.
Fewer people were in the queues today after the chaos last week when police used a water cannon on the crowds to ensure social distancing.
Services at the South African Social Security Agency offices in Bellville, Cape Town are said to have stabilised and returned to normal following unrest which took place last week.
Sassa beneficiaries who went to re-apply for their disability grants in King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape are accusing the institution of not creating a conducive environment to render services.
South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) Chief Executive, Totsie Memela Khambula, says they are doing all they can to facilitate a smooth process for those reapplying or renewing their temporary social grants.