[FROM THE ARCHIVES] Stealing from SASSA
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟭 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.
Is it a perceived culture of impunity or growing lawlessness that made one dodgy broker think she could get away with skimming SASSA money? The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) sustains over 3,7 million qualifying pensioners – a critical lifeline for those who need it. Carte Blanche investigates the implications when one woman sets up an illegal SASSA agency, pushing through government old-age grants for a fee. The beneficiaries? Financially stable elderly people who cheat the system to line their pockets with taxpayer resources.