SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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Beneficiaries of social grants are facing exposure to the novel coronavirus which could result in furthering the spread of the virus to vulnerable communities, says human rights organisation Black Sash.
Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams told reporter that government would reassess the model through which it distributed digital television set top boxes around the country, as the previous model proved itself to be a failure.
Losses at the SA Post Office increased by R95m, to R1.1bn for the 2018/19 financial year.
Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will announce a new board for the SA Post Office this month.
The Communication Workers' Union has called for a "harsher sentence" for the man accused of killing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, that will "set an example".
Noli Makha remained hopeful that her niece Uyinene Mrwetyana was alive, even as she stood in line to enter the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Monday morning where a man believed to be involved in the teenager's disappearance was expected in the dock.
Social grant beneficiaries are still having to travel long distances to collect their grants in cash, as the new payment system develops, says the Black Sash.
Social grant recipients who are still using their old South African Social Security Agency cards should swap them for new ones over the weekend, the South African Post Office says.
SA Post Office (Sapo) boss Mark Barnes has fired a veiled attack at Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini by accusing the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) of being “non-responsive and causing delays” in his entity’s ability to take over the payment of grants on April 1.
It is official, the South African Post Office will now be in charge of distributing SASSA grants, but OUTA wants the details of the new deal to be made public.
Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has reversed the appointment of Newyear Ntuli as the Administrator for the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa.
Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says responsibility and control of Postbank has been transferred to the Postbank Board and management in line with section 6 of the South African Postbank Limited Act.
The suspects, aged between 30 and 45, were arrested - five of them being Zimbabwean nationals.
Communication Workers Union secretary general Aubrey Tshabalala says a proposal to realign Postbank’s shareholding to National Treasury was at odds with best practice globally.
Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has said that differences in determining the fate of Postbank were behind the decision of Mark Barnes to resign as CEO of the South African Post Office, and that talks are still underway to determine a path forward.
Workers must fight to get shares in the SOEs alongside private sector players and the state in a shareholding system that balances the commercial imperative and general wellbeing of the economy, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
We feel their pain. Some of the issues raised will help them, says striker.
The website of the South African Post Office has been down for a number of days, allegedly due to unpaid domain fees.
South Africa is seeking to raise as much as R4bn from the sale of part of its 39% stake in Telkom to raise funds for SAA and the post office, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Experts overseeing the grant payment transition say the Post Office’s budget projections are shockingly high.
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