Ann Crotty Writer-at-large

It’s possible the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) represents a microcosm of early 21st-century SA. This may seem a rather frightening thought at first but on reflection it is encouraging.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

We have several subscription options to help you enjoy the best of our content every day, including exclusive Financial Times articles, Morningstar financial data and full digital access to The Wall Street Journal.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.