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27 June 2017
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19 Jun 2017
Sassa: Tender for new service provider expected from July
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is expecting to conduct a competitive bidding process for a new service provider from July, a Parliamentary reply has revealed. In her reply to DA...
15 Jun 2017
FUL: Con Ct ruling iro The Black Sash Trust and Freedom Under Law v Minister of Social Development and Others
Today, the Constitutional Court ruled that Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini’s personal liability for the social grants fiasco is to be determined by further investigation. The Court...
ConCourt orders investigation into Dlamini
The Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered an investigation into whether Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is liable for the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) debacle....
07 Jun 2017
Post Office and Sassa could soon sign grant payment deal – Mark Barnes
The South African Post Office could as soon as next week finalise a contract with the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) that will see it take over welfare grant payment for the next few...
What's On
The Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, will today, Wednesday, June 07, table Social Development Budget Vote Speech to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) at the Old Assembly...
01 Jun 2017
ANC confirms MPs complaint to Public Protector "in personal capacity"
The African National Congress (ANC) has confirmed that five ANC MPs have sent a complaint to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, asking her to investigate the conduct, alleged collusion and...
31 May 2017
Parliament should summon CPS – Dlamini
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini suggested Parliament call in Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) if they have questions about the company's recent R1-billion profit posting. Dlamini told...
25 May 2017
DA: Bridget Masango : Address by DA Shadow Minister of Social Development, during the Budget Vote on Social Development, Parliament, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
The budget vote we are debating today is meant to facilitate the Social Development Department’s commitment to social transformation.
17 May 2017
ANC in Scopa: Sassa has no strategic plan on grants takeover
The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) is "very concerned" by the South African Social Security Agency's (Sassa's) apparent lack of a plan...
16 May 2017
We don't know how Dlamini got her R6bn figure - Sassa CEO
The South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Thokozani Magwaza has told MPs that he does not know where Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini got the suggested R6-billion figure for...
12 May 2017
Watchdog parliamentary committee writes to Mogoeng on Sassa
Parliament’s watchdog public accounts committee has written to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to ask that it be given insight into the monitoring of grant payment by Cash Paymaster Services (CPS)...
11 May 2017
While Sassa needs more money, Dlamini buys two new luxury cars
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini spent just over R2-million on two new luxury ministerial cars in the last financial year, a parliamentary reply has revealed. She and Deputy Minister...
Sassa to appeal High Court ruling on deductions
South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will appeal a High Court order granting service provider Net1 permission to continue making deductions from beneficiaries' accounts, it said on...
Dlamini must explain R6bn social grants price tag – DA
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will submit written questions to Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, after she claimed this week her department needs a hefty R6-billion to complete the...
DA: Bridget Masango says Dlamini must explain R6 billion SASSA distribution price tag
Yesterday, in a rare appearance in Parliament, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini revealed that the price tag for SASSA to take over the distribution of social grants will cost the...
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