[Listen] Reflecting on Sassa's woes in 2017

The South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) has been making headlines in 2017, from the contract awarded to Net 1 and CPS, to appearing before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), to resolving its working with the South African Post Office.

EWN reporter Lindsay Dentlinger has been following and reporting on the Sassa story since it broke earlier this year.

She speaks to CapeTalk's John Maytham about some of the highlights from the stories she covered in 2017.

The year started with a bang when it came to Sassa with some officials telling Parliament with only a month to go that they were not going to make its deadline....

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

Bathabile Dlamini was not pitching before parliament and when she finally did she dropped a bombshell.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

To hear more of the highlights from Lindsay Dentliger for 2017, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [Listen] Reflecting on Sassa's woes in 2017


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Sapo-Sassa deal moves one step forward - Mark Barnes

[LISTEN] Sapo-Sassa deal moves one step forward - Mark Barnes

Sapo will now be handling the core functions of the new social grants system.

Black Sash raises red flags with latest Sassa-Sapo agreement

Black Sash raises red flags with latest Sassa-Sapo agreement

Black Sash's Lynette Maart says full details on how the system of paying grants through banks would work needs to be clarified

Sassa and Sapo deal indicates a commitment to court ruling  - Jeff Radebe

Sassa and Sapo deal indicates a commitment to court ruling - Jeff Radebe

Sapo and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) have signed a landmark deal.

Warning: SMS saying Sassa will be closed is a scam

Warning: SMS saying Sassa will be closed is a scam

Sassa communications head Paseka Letsatsi warns of a scam using their organisation's name giving false info about office hours.

"There's still opportunity for interference in SASSA SAPO agreement"  Black Sash

"There's still opportunity for interference in SASSA SAPO agreement" Black Sash

Lynette Maart, Black Sash National Director and IFP MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa react to IMC intervention on SAPO and SASSA.

Calls to investigate Sassa officials presiding over grant payments since 2016

Calls to investigate Sassa officials presiding over grant payments since 2016

Parliamentary Reporter at EWN says the calls comes from expert panel appointed by the Constitutional Court to look into Sassa.

Either Sassa did not read the CSIR report or they ignored it - Karima Brown

Either Sassa did not read the CSIR report or they ignored it - Karima Brown

The deadline for an agreement to be signed between Sassa and the Post Office has been moved to next Friday.

How to fix the utterly vital social grant system (according to Black Sash)

How to fix the utterly vital social grant system (according to Black Sash)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Black Sash National Director Lynette Maart.

ANC's Nyami Booi responds to the Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa grants saga

ANC's Nyami Booi responds to the Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa grants saga

Last week, Themba Godi said he would push for a debate in Parliament of Minister Bathabile Dlamini being unfit to hold office.

Sassa and Sapo ordered to reach agreement by 17 November

Sassa and Sapo ordered to reach agreement by 17 November

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe told Parliament that government will move with speed to resolve social grant issues.

Dangor says Dlamini should take the blame for Sassa saga

Dangor says Dlamini should take the blame for Sassa saga

Former DG Zane Dangor has filed papers in the Constitutional Court explaining his side of the story.

Popular articles
Could SA student's bug-killing coating innovation be applied for Covid-19?

Could SA student's bug-killing coating innovation be applied for Covid-19?

Michael Lucas on his self-sanitising technology and why it could also play a role in a post-pandemic world against superbugs.

'No amount of provocation by community should result in law enforcement abuse'

'No amount of provocation by community should result in law enforcement abuse'

Reverend Chris Nissen says more civil society monitoring is needed to keep the volatile lockdown situation in check.

Lockdown boredom draining your kids? Four simple ways to keep them entertained

Lockdown boredom draining your kids? Four simple ways to keep them entertained

From painting without brushes to whipping up yummy snacks, Nikki Bush has the lowdown on creative adventures for the youngsters.

Gen. Viljoen 'demobilised conservative resistance to transition' - Ramaphosa

Gen. Viljoen 'demobilised conservative resistance to transition' - Ramaphosa

FF Plus founder and former defence force chief General Constand Viljoen died on Friday at the age of 86.

Internet speeds should normalise: Repairs to 2nd undersea cable completed

Internet speeds should normalise: Repairs to 2nd undersea cable completed

Post-recovery checks have been done and Wacs is back in operation.

At least seven WC schools vandalised, burgled during lockdown so far

At least seven WC schools vandalised, burgled during lockdown so far

WCED spokesperson Bronagh Hammond urges communities to be on the lookout as much as they can within shutdown regulations.

[WATCH] Journalists soldier on updating the nation during lockdown

[WATCH] Journalists soldier on updating the nation during lockdown

Frontline heroes: Eyewitness News unpacks a working day in the lives of journalists during the lockdown.

COVID-19 claims two more lives and positive cases now sit at 1,505

COVID-19 claims two more lives and positive cases now sit at 1,505

Health Minsiter Zweli Mkhize briefed the nation from the Khayelitsha Hospital in the Western Cape on Friday afternoon.

Soul singer Bill Withers dies

Soul singer Bill Withers dies

According to a statement released by his family a short while ago, Withers died of heart complications.

 FF Plus founder Constand Viljoen dies at age 86

FF Plus founder Constand Viljoen dies at age 86

The former South African Defence Force commander died earlier on Friday due to what's been described as natural causes.