Welfare state looms, 'gangster culture' robs opportunities - Cape Town mayor

2019-08-22 22:00

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.

Panel asks Treasury to probe Sassa

2017-11-21 10:34

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.

Social grants: Govt vows to fight challenges

2017-04-12 19:40

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.

Bathabile Dlamini denies she is to blame for Sassa crisis

2017-03-07 14:17

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.

The real crisis in social development

2017-02-17 08:43

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 seeks ConCourt to overturn ruling on Net 1

2017-02-02 07:47

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.

Insurer backs down in bid to sell funeral cover to welfare kids

2016-05-26 14:42

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 to stop funeral cover for welfare kids

2016-05-16 12:07

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.

Has SA been swimming without its trunks?

2015-11-12 21:15

Social welfare economies are not sustainable because one must not remove the incentive to create wealth, cautions an emerging markets expert.

This new charity is walking in the right direction

2015-07-27 14:51

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.


Chicago could soon become the biggest US city to trial a universal basic income

2018-07-19 11:37

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.

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.

Dangor breaks his silence on Dlamini's role in Sassa crisis

2017-04-10 19:07

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini helped create a crisis to ensure Net1 would continue to distribute payments, says her former director general Zane Dangor.

New welfare system for SA by 2019

2017-03-05 14:28

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.

Treasury dismayed by Gordhan vs Dlamini Sassa war story

2017-02-15 19:14

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.

SA’s biggest banks are eyeing the gap as welfare distributor’s contract ends

2017-01-29 09:13

Three of South Africa’s biggest banks are considering bidding to distribute government welfare payments to more than 17 million people.

The Swiss want to give citizens R40k a month for nothing

2016-05-23 07:22

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.

Edendale Indian Welfare Society redefines philanthropy

2016-03-30 14:20

A large donation to the UKZN Alumni Bursary Endowment Fund has completed the Edendale Indian Welfare Society’s purpose.

Rapid growth in social grants and welfare services

2015-10-21 15:23

Social assistance and welfare services have grown rapidly in recent years, the mini budget shows.

Welfare state makeover

2014-01-28 09:07

The Nordic welfare state is being cut down to size by cash-strapped nations.

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