How the mighty have fallen

2017-04-23 06:17

Once exulted for holding the moral, organisational and leadership high ground, the ANC has set up its own Animal Farm filled with errant revellers, writes Mavuso Msimang.

Military veterans up in arms over Sassa wages

2017-04-16 06:01

In the same week in which former social development director-general Zane Dangor disputed Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini’s explanations about why she should not be held liable for the grants payment crisis.

Social development has spent millions on legal fees

2017-04-12 16:44

The Department of Social Development has spent millions of rand on legal fees since April 2013, a parliamentary reply has revealed.

Sassa: Dangor says he warned against 'immoral' CPS contract

2017-04-11 12:01

Former social development director general Zane Dangor says he warned in October last year that it might be “immoral” to extend the grants payment contract with CPS because of concerns about deductions.

Dlamini 'welcomes' DA submission to Public Protector

2017-04-10 10:32

Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini has said she welcomed the 'progressive step' by the DA to submit allegations that she possibly had an improper relationship with businessman Lunga Ncwana and Cash Paymaster Services to the Public Protector.

DA wants protector probe into Dlamini’s alleged ties to businessman

2017-04-09 21:10

The DA has requested a public protector probe into allegations on an improper relationship between Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and businessman Lunga Ncwana.

‘Dlamini knew since 2015’

2017-04-09 06:00

The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has left Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini in a pickle after disputing her claim to the Constitutional Court that she only knew in October 2016 that the agency could not run the social grants payments

'Leave me alone, bully' - Dlamini to Gordhan

2017-04-06 13:27

The gloves are off in the ongoing spat between Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and axed finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

'There's a limit to the lies one must tolerate' - Gordhan's attack on Dlamini

A series of memorials to honour the late ANC stalwart and Rivonia trialist, Ahmed Kathrada, are being held around the country this week. Recently axed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is one of the guest speakers. Watch.

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Dlamini lied, says Sassa CEO

2017-04-05 11:24

Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza has applied to the Constitutional Court for permission to file an affidavit countering claims made by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini last week.


UDM claim about Dlamini's CPS flight 'malicious' – Dept

2017-04-19 04:58

The social development department has dismissed as "malicious" an allegation by UDM leader Bantu Holomisa that Minister Bathabile Dlamini took a CPS-sponsored flight to attend a funeral.

Social grants: Govt vows to fight challenges

2017-04-12 19:40

The Presidency has pledged to tackle any challenges facing the social assistance programme, which is seen as one of the crowning glories of government policy.

Magwaza, Dangor testimony shows need for Sassa inquiry - DA

2017-04-11 17:07

A parliamentary inquiry into the social grants crisis is warranted following claims by Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza and former social development DG Zane Dangor, the DA has said.

Dangor breaks his silence on Dlamini's role in Sassa crisis

2017-04-10 19:07

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini helped create a crisis to ensure Net1 would continue to distribute payments, says her former director general Zane Dangor.

Joint media briefing planned for 'national day of action'

2017-04-10 05:02

Opposition parties are expected to hold a joint press briefing in Tshwane to outline what they call the National Day of Action on Wednesday.

Don’t forget to look beyond the political circus

2017-04-09 06:13

While the political circus continues to dominate headlines and raise our collective blood pressure – regardless of which seat you have in the big top – the country is not moving forward, writes Gayle Edmunds.

Sassa debacle: Dlamini knew all along, says Magwaza

2017-04-08 22:19

Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza has trashed claims by Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini that she was unaware of problems with the handover.

Social development overspent millions on travel

2017-04-06 13:16

The Department of Social Development spent more than R100m on local travel during the 2015/16 financial year, MPs have been told.

Gordhan lays into Dlamini, Mokonyane, Zuma at Kathrada memorial

2017-04-06 09:47

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has criticised Minister Bathabile Dlamini for not having the humility to admit her wrongs, and accused Minister Nomvula Mokonyane of misleading the poor.

Dlamini should still be held accountable for 'self-made' Sassa crisis - Scopa

2017-04-03 14:10

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini should still be held accountable for the 'self-made' Sassa crisis, says Parliament's standing committee on public accounts.

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