Media Statements

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Constitutional Court forced to extend CPS contract for another six months 26 March 2018
SASSA back in the Constitutional Court one year later 05 March 2018
A more progressive tax regime is a viable and better alternative to addressing revenue shortfalls, civil society organisations tell Parliament 01 March 2018
President Ramaphosa's SONA encouraging, but SASSA concerns remain 21 February 2018
SASSA’s Report On How Social Grants Will Be Paid, Creates More Confusion Than Clarity 29 January 2018
Minister Dlamini To Appear Before Inquiry To Account For Social Grant Debacle 19 January 2018
SASSA's proposed 'hybrid' model options still remains unclear 13 December 2017
Constitutional Court Directive on SASSA Crisis, 29 November 2017 30 November 2017
IMC report on fixing social grant crisis lacks significant details 22 November 2017
Auditor-General and Panel of Experts second report to Constitutional Court 20 November 2017
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