ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL GRANTS

Worry grows over Net1's business practice

2017-04-20 21:15

Allan Gray is increasingly concerned over the running of Net1, saying its research shows the business doesn’t always answer its phones when called by clients.

CPS dismisses Dangor's 'unsubstantiated allegations'

2017-04-13 17:06

CPS has dismissed the "unsubstantiated allegations" made against it by former Social Development Department director general Zane Dangor in his affidavit before court.

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.

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.

Wheelbarrow in place of a mobile clinic

2017-03-30 15:42

Elderly residents in Tsaba Village outside East London are struggling to access health services after the mobile clinic that used to visit them twice a month broke down, GroundUp reports.

WATCH: How to stop Net1 preying on the poor - Sygnia CEO

2017-03-23 08:10

Shareholder governance, regulation and financial literacy are required in the bid to prevent social welfare recipients being exploited, says Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka.

Social solidarity is dead

2017-03-19 06:07

Our leaders pay lip service to Marxism, parading in designer rhetoric and enjoying the fruits of capital, while the most needy and vulnerable in our society are nowhere near the centre of power, writes Phillip Dexter.

Dlamini did the right thing to say sorry - Pensioner

2017-03-18 06:52

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has done the right thing by apologising for her handling of the grants crisis, a pensioner has said.

'We have to put all our ducks in a row,' Dlamini says after ConCourt ruling

2017-03-17 18:35

Sassa and the Department of Social Development must put all their ducks in a row now that the Constitutional Court has given them a second chance, says Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Mark Barnes: Post Bank could manage Sassa better and cheaper

2017-03-17 16:03

South African Post Office CEO Mark Barnes says the Post Bank could manage the distribution of Sassa grants at a higher competence level and likely at a reduced cost.

 

Special Easter surprise for family who survive off social grants

2017-04-14 09:29

For the first time in years, Berenice and Hilton Plaatjies’s children will have Easter eggs for Easter, thanks to News24 readers.

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.

Net1 board reduces Belamant’s power after Sassa saga

2017-04-07 07:57

The board of Net1 UEPS Technologies says it will split the chairperson and chief executive roles, with Serge Belamant resigning from his role as chairperson while remaining CEO.

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.

Sassa says it's ready to pay grants

2017-03-26 12:01

It's all systems go for grant recipients, the department of social development has assured South Africans.

Media should be celebrated on #HumanRightsDay

2017-03-21 07:02

As we mark Human Rights Day, it is a time, especially now, to honour fearless and independent journalists, says Terry Bell.

I come as one, I stand as 17 million

2017-03-19 06:07

Are we regressing as a country, or did we simply stop caring? What are we doing to lift others as we rise, asks Nonkosi Slatsha.

Sassa shamble: Noose tightens for Bathabile Dlamini

2017-03-17 22:02

The warning to Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is crystal clear: just one wrong move with grant payments and she will be held personally liable.

Black Sash 'elated' for grant beneficiaries

2017-03-17 16:58

Black Sash says it is elated that the Constitutional Court granted all its requests in its Constitutional Court case against Sassa.

Bathabile Dlamini sorry for causing anxiety, fear

2017-03-17 12:34

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has apologised unreservedly to millions of grant beneficiaries for the anxiety she had put them through.

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