Media Statements

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IMC urged to fast-track SASSA, SAPO deal 08 November 2017
Constitutional Court orders SASSA to reveal social grants payment plan 07 November 2017
Only 99 days left to avoid another national catastrophe in the social grants system 02 November 2017
South African NGOs question IFC’s investment into Net1 07 September 2017
CALS and Black Sash Welcome Concourt Order on Social Grant Inquiry 04 August 2017
Constitutional Court's Order re Section 38 Inquiry 04 August 2017
Black Sash and CALS seek to appeal ruling on social grant deductions 25 July 2017
Worrying trend of senior government officials being intimidated 19 July 2017
Sygnia launches new money market unit trust that donate management fees to non-partisan civil society organisations fighting corruption - 23 June 2017 22 June 2017
Leave to appeal social grant deductions case refused 20 June 2017
Mary Burton named Patron of the Black Sash 19 June 2017
Latest judgment in social grants case 15 June 2017
The Black Sash condemns the scandalous profiteering by Cash Paymaster Services 01 June 2017
Black Sash Media Release: Resignation of Serge Belamant 25 May 2017
Black Sash Media Statement: "a hollow victory for Net 1 and its subsidiaries" 10 May 2017
Black Sash Media Alert - Judgement in court cases to be handed down at 10am, 9 May 2017 08 May 2017
Statement from Trustees of the Black Sash 07 May 2017
Black Sash Media Release: A crisis has been averted, but there is still a journey ahead... 17 March 2017
Three weeks left before the SASSA grants payment deadline 06 March 2017
Media Release: Black Sash takes SASSA to court over grants 28 February 2017
Media release: Who is ultimately responsible for holding the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) accountable? 02 February 2017
Black Sash Media Release: SASSA and DSD finally reveal grant payment in-sourcing progress 01 December 2016
Media Release: Who will be responsible for making social grant payments from 1 April 2017? Will social grant beneficiaries even be paid? 25 November 2016
Black Sash Statement on the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement 27 October 2016
Media Release: Mass Silent Protest for the Hands Off Our Grants Campaign 14 October 2016
Hands Off Our Grants Campaign: Call to Action 12 October 2016
Service to stop unauthorized, fraudulent and unlawful debit deductions permanently! 06 October 2016
Petition: To Minister of Social Development, SASSA, Net 1, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) and Grindrod Bank Hands Off Our Grants 06 October 2016
Channel Life Limited and Sanlam Developing Markets Limited challenge 09 May 2016
Statement by the Min of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, on unauthorised grant deductions. 06 May 2016
Prejudicial rules of representation at the CCMA challenged in court by the Casual Workers Advice Office, the Black Sash and others 28 April 2016
Re: Black Sash Response to the Nkandla Constitutional Court Ruling 08 April 2016
Black Sash Condemns Massive Foster Care Fraud in KZN 13 March 2016
Media release: Appointment of New SASSA Social Grant Service Provider 15 October 2015
Civil Society impatient with social security reforms 17 August 2015
Black Sash press statement on the Flemix case outcome 10 July 2015
60th Anniversary celebrations, 19 to 22 May 2015 – Lynette Maart's Speech 20 May 2015
Media release: Black Sash turns sixty 15 May 2015
Constitutional Court acts decisively to birth new SASSA tender 24 March 2015
Black Sash admitted as Amicus Curiae in Allpay 2 Constitutional Court Case 18 March 2015
Dullah Omar School for the Community Advice Office Sector 09 March 2015
Black Sash - pre SONA 2015 press release 12 February 2015
Media Statement by DOSD Min Dlamini on Unauthorised Deductions 16 September 2014
BLACK SASH PRESS RELEASE: THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT JUDGEMENT ALLPAY AND OTHERS VS SASSA, CASH PAYMASTER SERVICES 22 April 2014
Black Sash alerts beneficiaries to increase in social grants from 1 April 2014 01 April 2014
Black Sash engages Parliament on the crisis of household debt: Submission to PC Trade and Industry on the National Credit Amendment Bill [b47 -2013] 11 February 2014
Press Statement: Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition Calls for Decisive and Urgent Action by Government and Traditional Leadership to Stop Annual Avoidable Circumcision Deaths and Mutilations 31 January 2014
Holding Social Development and SASSA to account: Black Sash Stop SASSA-CPS Debits Campaign 29 January 2014
Closing Pandora’s Box – Black Sash warns against erosion of social grants system 21 October 2013
Press conference: Deadline looms for Eastern Cape Health MEC Sicelo Gqobana 10 October 2013