SA scrambles as R100bn in welfare threatened

2017-01-18 18:34

The Post Office believes it’s best-placed to distribute grants worth over R100bn a year to more than 17 million people as the government is set to miss a deadline to appoint a new distributor .

Govt to help matrics on social grants

2017-01-10 07:13

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is expected to announce how her department will help the matriculants of 2016 on government grants to study further.

No to 'designer children' - Bathabile Dlamini

2016-11-30 20:32

A woman who has tried unsuccessfully to have a baby through IVF, has been prevented from using surrogacy following a Constitutional Court ruling, the social development department said.

Minister to make announcement on social grant payments switchover

2016-11-28 18:34

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is soon to make an announcement about the payment of social grants by Sassa, amid fears of a disaster when the agency takes over direct payments.

Bathabile Dlamini comforts parents of toddler swept away by floods

2016-11-24 22:08

President of the ANC Women's League Bathabile Dlamini has told the family of the 3-year-old Everlate Chauke who was swept away by the floods not to blame themselves.

No answers from minister on social grants scheme takeover

2016-11-23 18:09

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has told MPs she is not yet able to provide answers about her department's readiness to take over the social grants scheme.

Zuma expresses grief over death of Bongi Ntuli

2016-10-23 22:13

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa has lost a valuable seasoned servant of the people and a dedicated gender activist, following the passing of Deputy Social Development Minister Bongi Maria Ntuli.

Many, many more for the Mother of the Nation

2016-09-25 06:03

To mark the 80th birthday of Mama WinnieMadikizela-Mandela, City Press asked a fewheavyweights to share their wishes for the day

How 4 silent women became the voice of this election

2016-08-08 11:37

After all the blustering, spinning and analyses during this very male-dominated election campaign, it was the quiet actions of four women that spoke the loudest, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Herbst: Snout legacy runs deep. Munnik and Dlamini – Two sides of same coin?

2016-06-15 07:54

The convergence between the policies and statements of the ANC and the NP holds few favourable portents or auguries for a once-esteemed political party, says an analyst.


Government needs stricter social-media rules

2017-01-15 06:03

In April 2011, the state’s news agency, the Government Communication and Information System, published its social-media guidelines. The purpose of these guidelines was to create awareness about the opportunities presented in social media.

Des van Rooyen begs MPs to back budget changes

2016-12-06 20:42

Des van Rooyen, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, has delivered a desperate plea to MPs to approve adjustments to his department’s budget.

MPs 'alarmed' as Sassa mum on readiness to take over grant scheme

2016-11-30 19:55

The SA Social Security Agency has still not decided on a system to oversee the distribution of grants to 22 million people, despite facing a deadline of April 1, MPs have heard.

Why 16 days of activism is important

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Father of girl missing in JHB flash floods blames himself

The father of the three-year-old girl who went missing during flash floods two weeks ago said he blamed himself.

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Sassa funeral benefits one step closer - minister

2016-11-01 18:43

The addition of funeral benefits for the elderly in the proposed amendments to the Social Assistance Act will mean more money in the pockets of beneficiaries, the department has said.

Former Cabinet deputy minister Bongi Ntuli dies

2016-10-23 16:22

Former deputy Social Development Minister Bongi Maria Ntuli has died, the department has confirmed.

We encourage women to protest but not what we saw at IEC - Bathabile Dlamini

2016-08-09 15:53

Minister for Social Development Bathabile Dlamini says the government encourages women to protest against injustices, but not in the manner that it was done during at the release of the local government election results.

DA invites social development minister on shopping trip to see what R753 can buy

2016-06-19 22:17

With nearly a quarter of South Africa's children experiencing stunted growth, the Democratic Alliance has challenged Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to go shopping to see if an entire family could eat healthily for an entire month on R753.

Minister Dlamini won't comment on R11 000 hotel stay

2016-06-14 18:40

While Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini refuses to comment on claims that she stayed at the luxurious Oyster Box in Umhlanga, at a cost of R11 000, News24 has independently confirmed that she did.

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