He was once my journalism mentor, but today News24 exposes Willem Breytenbach as a sexual predator, writes Adriaan Basson.
By working together government and the business sector must prevent Cape Town and South Africa from becoming a welfare state, says the Mother City’s mayor Dan Plato.
Treasury should probe the conduct of officials at the welfare agency and the social development department for possible prosecution, according to a court appointed panel.
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.
The welfare minister has denied she is responsible for failing to ensure plans are in place to dispense grants when the disbursement contract with Net 1 UEPS Technologies ends.
Government pays social workers, care providers and counsellors who help abuse victims less than anyone in its employ. If it's serious about economic transformation it should start here, writes Lisa Vetten.
Sassa will ask the Constitutional Court to allow it to extend a welfare distribution contract with Net 1, which it had ruled invalid, to ensure that 17.2 million people continue being paid.
South Africa’s Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company has ended a court bid aimed at protecting its right to make deductions from child welfare payments for funeral cover.
Lion of Africa Life Assurance says it would stop selling funeral cover to child welfare recipients after the government said it would ban the practice to protect the poor.
Social welfare economies are not sustainable because one must not remove the incentive to create wealth, cautions an emerging markets expert.
Ever wanted to help, but could never find a convenient way? Here’s a charity campaign to let you put some pep in a less fortunate person’s step.
Proposed legislation would provide 1,000 families with a R6,600-plus monthly stipend, with no conditions, as part of a universal basic income pilot scheme.
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.
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini helped create a crisis to ensure Net1 would continue to distribute payments, says her former director general Zane Dangor.
SA plans to bring in a new welfare-payments system and hasn’t yet signed a new interim contract with Net 1 UEPS Technologies, says the government.
National Treasury says it is dismayed by a report that suggested there was a “war looming” between ministers Pravin Gordhan and Bathabile Dlamini over Sassa.
Three of South Africa’s biggest banks are considering bidding to distribute government welfare payments to more than 17 million people.
The Swiss are discussing paying people almost R40 000 a month for doing nothing, but it will barely get poor residents living in the super expensive country over the poverty line.
A large donation to the UKZN Alumni Bursary Endowment Fund has completed the Edendale Indian Welfare Society’s purpose.
Social assistance and welfare services have grown rapidly in recent years, the mini budget shows.
The Nordic welfare state is being cut down to size by cash-strapped nations.
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