Zuma hosts Christmas party for seniors

2014-12-27 17:21

President Jacob Zuma has hosted a Christmas party for senior citizens at Nkandla, the presidency says.

16 million get social grant - minister

2014-10-20 22:04

Just under 16 million South Africans are receiving some form of social security grant from government last year, according to Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Committee to address foster care system

2014-10-20 12:59

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has announced the establishment of a ministerial committee to address problems facing the foster care system.

Beware of 'sharks in suits' - minister

2014-09-11 13:03

Sharks in suits are preying on social grant beneficiaries and looting their bank accounts, warns Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Marikana NGOs to get a boost

2014-06-30 07:32

NGOs in Marikana will receive support from the social development department in order to help them revitalise distressed mining communities, the department says.

Minister cheers social grant ruling

2014-04-18 09:58

The social development minister says a ruling that social grant payments must continue shows the courts understand the role of grants in the lives of vulnerable people.

Sassa to crack down on grant fraudsters

2014-04-03 18:59

Names of bogus grant beneficiaries will be handed over to the fraud unit of Sassa, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Abused women should be supported - minister

2014-03-25 18:40

Gender-based violence victims should receive support no matter who they are and where they live, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says.

NPOs urged to submit annual reports

2014-02-25 08:16

The deadline for non-profit organisations to submit annual reports to the department of social development has been extended, the department says.

Elderley ask for help with kids

2013-10-21 16:35

Youth unemployment and the effect of Aids are compelling many older people to become parents for a second time, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has heard.

De Doorns malnutrition high

2013-10-12 20:37

De Doorns in the Western Cape has one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the country, the social development department says.

Madonsela to probe minister over Tlokwe

2013-09-23 21:21

The public protector will look into the distribution of food parcels in Tlokwe by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

No link to title deeds handouts, elections - ANC

2013-09-17 19:38

About 1 000 people in Tlokwe have received the title deeds to their homes, on the eve of crucial municipal by-elections, but any link has been flatly denied.

Booze ad ban will hurt, warns Sacci

2013-08-26 18:35

Restricting marketing on liquor will not only harm the industry, but will also have a ripple effect on the economy, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Tlokwe showdown

2013-08-06 22:18

The Tlokwe by-election is already seeing political parties throwing punches even before residents have had the chance to cast their votes.

16 SA kids repatriated from foreign jails

2013-07-28 14:17

The social services department has repatriated 16 children born to women held in foreign jails, it says.

Zuma assesses Limpopo village

2013-06-25 14:39

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Muyexe village in Limpopo to assess the progress of a rural development programme.

Tougher liquor laws on the way - minister

2013-05-08 13:06

Moves to tighten liquor-related laws such as the sale of alcohol and drinking and driving could be stepped up from this year, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says.

No alcohol at all for drivers proposed

2013-05-03 09:09

The government plans to implement a total ban on alcohol consumption by drivers.

More time for grant re-registration

2013-03-26 16:56

Social grant beneficiaries, who have not yet re-registered themselves, have until the end of April to do so to keep their benefits, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says.

Minister queried over child register

2013-03-13 22:34

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has battled to explain why there were fewer than 500 offenders' names on the Child Protection Register.

Loyalists not rewarded - Mantashe

2013-01-18 22:40

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says no ANC member has been elected to a position of leadership because of loyalty to President Jacob Zuma.

DA slams Dlamini on hotel spending

2012-12-09 17:34

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini spent R764 742 between June 2009 and August last year, the DA says.

Grants tender will stand, says minister

2012-08-29 13:15

There is nothing corrupt about the SA Social Security Agency's R10bn grants tender to Cash Paymaster Services, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says.

Chabane to lead Marikana committee

2012-08-19 17:00

Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane will lead the inter-ministerial committee to co-ordinate support for families and relatives of the Marikana mine shooting.


Resources invested in youth: Dlamini

2014-11-19 05:15

Resources have been invested in youth development as they make up a large percentage of the country's population, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Social grants cost SA R109bn, says Dlamini

2014-10-20 19:41

Just under 16 million people have been receiving some form of social security grant, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Sassa contract back in the spotlight

2014-09-11 16:48

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has given social grant distributor Cash Paymaster Services 14 days to sign a revised deal or face court action.

Dlamini to crack down on loan sharks

2014-07-16 15:23

Amendments to regulations on social assistance is on the cards to crack down on loan sharks, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Drug mule's baby repatriated to SA

2014-05-15 17:54

A 9-month-old baby born to a drug trafficker in a Brazilian prison has been brought to South Africa.

Over half million kids in foster care - minister

2014-04-07 19:10

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says there are more than half a million children in foster care in South Africa.

SA seeking new grant payment model

2014-03-26 20:01

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has urged experts to help find a social grant payment model to bring beneficiaries into the mainstream economy.

ECD centres facing problems - report

2014-03-13 14:07

Early childhood development centres face many problems, the social development department says.

Mixed body language during Zuma speech

2014-02-13 21:02

There was a mixed reaction in the body language of MPs as they listened to President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.

Grants scam uncovered: Dlamini

2013-10-17 22:29

Cash Paymaster Services is facing the possible termination of its R10bn contract over claims it illegally deducted money from grant beneficiaries.

Social development dept gets clean audit

2013-10-09 18:15

The social development department has received a clean audit report for 2012/2013, spokeswoman Lumka Oliphant said on Wednesday.

Booze ads ban bill gains steam

2013-09-20 19:17

A draft bill banning alcohol advertising has been approved by Cabinet, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Tlokwe food parcels part of 'service delivery'

2013-09-13 18:42

Government has denied reports that Tlokwe in the North West is receiving food parcels because of upcoming by-elections.

Bill banning alcohol ads to cabinet

2013-08-23 22:54

A committee says a draft bill banning alcohol advertising will be submitted to cabinet soon after input from various sectors.

New spanking law in the works

2013-07-28 14:17

A new law is being drafted to make it illegal for parents to spank their children at home, a report says.

Mandela has played his role - minister

2013-07-04 17:20

Former president Nelson Mandela has played his role, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says.

Drive to help child-headed homes

2013-05-09 16:43

Child-headed households are to be listed and assisted in a new drive, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says.

Western Cape: No to total booze ban

2013-05-06 11:23

Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle is against a proposed national measure to impose a zero limit on drinking and driving, it was reported on Monday.

Woman, 87, told to sing for her pension

2013-04-10 09:07

Angry family members say a frail 87-year-old woman was humiliated after officials forced her to sing a song over a public address system before she could collect her pension.

Central drug authority board inaugurated

2013-03-18 22:24

The third board of an authority aimed at curbing substance abuse has been inaugurated in Johannesburg.

Rape not treated seriously - minister

2013-02-21 15:49

Police officers and social workers should treat abuse and rape cases with more seriousness, a ministerial committee says.

ANCYL spokesperson nominated for NEC

2012-12-18 20:37

Former Gauteng Housing MEC Humprey Mmemezi and former ANCYL spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy were on the list of nominations for the ANC's NEC at the party's Mangaung conference.

DA: Clarify kinship benefit

2012-09-03 22:22

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini needs to outline measures for the financial support of those who care for their grandchildren, the DA says.

Top government committee heads to Marikana

2012-08-19 22:15

As a top-level government committee heads to Marikana, where 34 miners were gunned down by police, Lonmin has warned striking workers to be back at work or face being fired.

NGOs frustrated by bureaucracy - minister

2012-08-15 14:11

Many social development non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are frustrated by bureaucratic red-tape, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says.

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