Sassa to face Scopa over grants crisis

2017-02-28 05:48

The SA Social Security Agency will appear before Parliament's standing committee on public accounts to discuss the looming social grants crisis.

How Bathabile evaded accountability

2017-02-26 06:10

The crisis around the payment of social grants has come to a head, but for months, Parliament enabled Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to escape from scrutiny.

Let post office distribute social grants - SACP

2017-02-22 21:36

The SA Post Office must handle the distribution of social grants from April 1, the SACP has said.

We won't meet deadline on social grants - Dlamini

2017-02-22 12:04

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has insisted that everyone will be paid their grant, despite telling MPs that her department will not be able to make the deadline set to find a new service provider.

The inside battle for R120bn social grants distribution tender

2017-02-16 21:05

The race for the tender to distribute R120bn a year in social security grants is on.

Treasury dismayed by Gordhan vs Dlamini Sassa war story

2017-02-15 19:14

National Treasury says it is dismayed by a report that suggested there was a “war looming” between ministers Pravin Gordhan and Bathabile Dlamini over Sassa.

We’ll know you by your fans

2017-02-12 06:06

Last week, former African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma returned home after a four-year absence, during which she held a job she did not really want and clearly did not enjoy, writes Mondli Makhanya.

MPs squabble as Dlamini skips crucial Sassa grants meeting

2017-02-01 12:58

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has again failed to appear before MPs to discuss her department's pending takeover of the nationwide social grants scheme.

Dlamini-Zuma speaks out on Donald Trump's administration

2017-01-26 06:00

AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has warned that Donald Trump's administration threatens global progress on climate change and women’s rights.

Critics 'naïve' on Sassa meeting cancellation - committee chair

2017-01-25 17:10

Criticism of the cancellation of Sassa's meeting to update Parliament on its readiness to take over the social grants scheme is "naïve", says the portfolio committee chairperson.


Team-Dlamini Zuma powers on

2017-02-26 11:04

Former African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma continued with her campaign this weekend to become the first female president of the ANC.

Cash Paymaster winner in grants impasse

2017-02-26 06:10

A stalemate between National Treasury and the department of social development over what kind of contract to give to contractor Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) means more time is being lost in the race to ensure social grants are still being provided by April 1.

Missing Sassa deadline 'no natural disaster' - ANC MPs

2017-02-22 18:26

Ruling party MPs on Parliament’s social development committee have rallied behind Minister Bathabile Dlamini as she was questioned about the department’s readiness for April 1.

Dlamini is blackmailing the ConCourt

2017-02-17 10:25

By invoking the interest of grant recipients, Social Development Minsiter Bathabile Dlamini is using them as a human shield to justify continuous breaking of the law, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Dlamini rejects Gordhan's social grants proposal

2017-02-16 15:49

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has rejected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's proposal for banks and the post office to distribute social grants to 17 million beneficiaries.

Gordhan says extending Net 1 welfare deal is unlawful

2017-02-15 12:23

The finance minister has told his Cabinet colleague in charge of welfare that her plan to extend a contract with a unit of Net 1 would be “unlawful,” a letter shows.

EXCLUSIVE: Officials defied Dlamini on social grants

2017-02-03 11:43

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini faced a revolt from social grant officials this week over her alleged meddling in their efforts to present a social grants payment plan to Parliament.

Sassa finally in Parliament to address grants scheme concerns

2017-02-01 07:27

Sassa will finally appear in Parliament to update MPs on its readiness to take over the social grants scheme, after its meeting was abruptly cancelled last week.

Dlamini's social grant meeting no-show 'shameful' - DA

2017-01-25 21:12

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini's decision to skip a meeting to discuss the payment of social grants after April 1 is shameful, the DA has said.

Dlamini faces R248m claim and an interdict

2017-01-22 06:10

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is facing a legal suit of up to R248m if a 15-year-old dispute over South Africa’s social grant system is not resolved.

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