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ANC welcomes SASSA efforts on grants payments

The ANC in Bokone Bophirima welcomes the transition made by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) for grant payments to be moved from Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to the South African Post Office (SAPO). 
This historical move comes after a ruling made by the Constitutional Court, which allowed for these changes to come into effect.
Provincial spokesperson of the ANC in the province, Gerald Modise, welcomed SASSA’s intervention after some grant recipients experienced challenges while trying to receive their payments. This was due to a system overload on the side of the SAPO.
“This positive progress clearly shows that the ANC-led government is considerate and cares for the welfare of millions of our grant beneficiaries. As we all know, most of the grant recipients are from rural provinces like Bokone Bophirima. We believe that the contribution we are making as the ANC is well received and we must continue making sure that grant dependents do not face such challenges in future,” said Modise.
In a statement, Minister of Social Development, Susan Shabangu, expressed joy at the fact that the August payment cycle went through without any incidents being reported.
“I am pleased to report that the August payment cycle went without any major incidents in all of today’s pilots sites spread throughout all the nine provinces. SAPO made 100% cash payments at all its pilot sites. This modest achievement can...read more


ANC supports Constitutional amendment for land reform  

The Parliamentary process on whether the country’s Constitution should be amended to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation still continues, despite the governing African National Congress (ANC) expressing itself on its preference. 
 
ANC President, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced on Tuesday night that the party has resolved in its two-day National Executive Committee (NEC) Lekgotla, to support the amendment of the country’s Constitution. 
 
“The ANC reaffirms its position that the Constitution is a mandate for radical transformation both of society and the economy. A proper reading of the Constitution on the property clause enables the state to effect expropriation of land with just and equitable compensation and also expropriation without compensation in the public interest.
“It has become patently clear that our people want the Constitution to be more explicit about expropriation of land without compensation, as demonstrated in the public hearings,” Ramaphosa said in a televised address. 
 
But all these will happen within the legal processes of Parliament, said Ramaphosa. 
 
“Accordingly, the ANC will, through the Parliamentary process, finalise a proposed amendment to the Constitution that outlines more clearly the conditions under which expropriation of land without compensation can be effected. The intention of this ...read more