‘I thought I had done a good thing by sending them with this woman’ – grandmother of trafficked orphans

2015-06-30 08:13

The grandmother of the two orphans who were abducted and trafficked to Malawi about a year ago says she never would have let them go had she known what they would endure.

200 foreign nationals refuse to be relocated

2015-05-04 19:42

About 200 foreign nationals who sought a safe haven at a refugee camp during the recent xenophobic violence that rocked Durban are refusing to be relocated.

R3.3bn plan to extend child support grant to 21

2015-03-16 21:07

The SA department of social development has plans to extend the child support grant to the age of 21, which will cost the state R3.3bn by the third year.

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.


Abducted SA siblings suffered a terrible ordeal in Malawi - Minister

2015-06-25 21:31

A 14-year-old and a 20-year-old from Mpumalanga, who were abducted from South Africa under false pretences and taken to Malawi in July 2014, have been brought back to the country safely.

EFF: Cabinet minister verbally abused refugees

2015-04-26 15:17

The EFF has accused Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini of verbally abusing displaced refugees for accepting aid dished out by the party during a visit to the Isipingo transit camp in KwaZulu-Natal.

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.

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