Dlamini, Sassa face possible summons after no-show in Parliament

2017-10-18 13:40

The Portfolio Committee on Social Development will take legal advice on the possibility of summonsing Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, her department and Sassa, following another no-show in Parliament.

Foster grants - Bathabile Dlamini's next national embarrassment?

2017-10-13 07:22

The department of social development may find itself in a similar situation with foster care grants as it did when it missed the Constitutional Court's deadline to take over the payment of social grants. 

Post Office/Sassa decision by next week - Dlamini

2017-09-15 12:21

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the Post Office's bid to assist with the social grants scheme will be evaluated and decided on by the end of next week.

Bathabile Dlamini to deliver Sassa payments plan update

2017-09-15 05:20

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is expected to brief journalists about the progress to introduce a new payment scheme for social grants.

Bathabile Dlamini tells Scopa to back off

2017-09-08 18:29

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has accused Parliament's Scopa of overstepping the boundaries of its mandate in its oversight of her department and Sassa.

'Mbete and Sisulu on their own' - ANCWL's Bathabile Dlamini

2017-09-03 19:44

ANC Women’s League President Bathabile Dlamini says presidential hopefuls Baleka Mbete and Lindiwe Sisulu must not expect the support from the league in their presidential bid.

Open letter to Bathabile Dlamini from a social worker

2017-08-25 09:06

We wake up every day to care for the old, the young, the orphans, the families; the offenders, the women and the most vulnerable in our societies, yet we are disrespected, writes Nokuthula Dlamini.

It’s time to break free of the ANC

2017-08-20 06:17

It is up to South Africans to free themselves from the mental slavery of historical loyalty to a party that has betrayed its promises, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Journalists stage walk-out from Sassa briefing after waiting two hours for minister

2017-08-17 13:41

Disgruntled journalists have staged a walk-out after Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini was two hours late for a media briefing in Polokwane.

'Rogue' ANC MPs top discussions as party presidential hopefuls reach out to branches

2017-08-14 08:32

The campaign to become the ANC's next president has hit overdrive as presidential hopefuls occupied several stadiums and podiums across the country to engage with branches of the party.


'We have no progress update' - Sassa, social development dept ditch Parliament

2017-10-18 11:17

The portfolio committee on social development waited patiently for a progress update on Sassa's obligations to the Constitutional Court, but they have been stood up by both the agency and the department.

Sassa seeks Treasury funding to replace Net1

2017-09-18 07:00

Sassa says it’s in talks with the National Treasury to provide additional funding so that it can comply with a Constitutional Court order and replace Net1.

AS IT HAPPENED: Bathabile Dlamini dodges question on Scopa's role in new payment scheme

2017-09-15 09:54

During a media briefing concerning a new payment scheme for social grants, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini dodges a question about the role of the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa).

Sassa needs funding to fill 10 000 vacant posts

2017-09-13 14:30

The South African Social Security Agency currently has more than 19 000 job posts available at the entity, but only has funding for half of them, MPs have heard.

Dlamini wants less oversight for Sassa

2017-09-06 19:48

Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini asked the parliamentary speaker to rein in “onerous” requests by a committee overseeing its efforts to end a contract with Net1 UEPS Technologies.

ANCWL slams Angie Motshekga for 'ruling the league from the grave'

2017-08-26 23:00

The ANC Women's League has publicly rebuked its former president Angie Motshekga on Saturday for allegedly organising events under the banner of the league.

Deeper morality is more than just the rule of law

2017-08-20 06:17

Patriarchy is a complex structural and sociocultural system. Its survival depends on its ability to self-reproduce and create, every day and second, writes Nomboniso Gasa.

Which ministers bunked Parliament this week?

2017-08-18 21:47

Here’s News24’s gallery of rogue ministers who dodged accountability the past week...

'No free pass for women abusers' - Dlamini

2017-08-15 11:44

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says she never suggested that women abusers who have not killed their victim yet should be let off the hook.

ANCWL lashes out at report on Bathabile Dlamini

2017-08-13 22:38

The ANCWL has lashed out at a report that its president Bathabile Dlamini said there were worse culprits in government than Higher Education Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana.

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