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28 May 2017
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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...
10 May 2017
Sassa needs R6bn for full grants takeover – Dlamini
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) needs R6-billion and up to five years to take full control of the social grants system. Dlamini...
SA: Social Development Committee satisfied with progress on work done in compliance with Constitutional Court ruling
The Portfolio Committee on Social Development has dealt with the state of readiness of the Department of Social Development to comply with the Constitutional Court ruling to implement all those...
We thought it would be easier - Dlamini 'disappointed' by Net1 ruling
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says she is disappointed that the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled that Net1 can continue to make deductions from recipient's social grants....
Sassa still has 50 000 deduction complaints to deal with – Dlamini
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has told MPs that more than 50 000 grant beneficiary complaints were incomplete as they were still waiting for affidavits from complainants. Dlamini...
Sassa ruling devastating – Black Sash
A ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday allowing social grant payment provider Net1 to continue deducting money from the bank accounts of grant beneficiaries was...
09 May 2017
Net1 can keep making social grant deductions, court rules
Social grant payment provider Net1 can continue making deductions from people’s grants, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Tuesday. Acting Judge Corrie van der Westhuizen ordered that amendments...
04 May 2017
DA: Bridget Masango says Public Protector agrees to DA’s request to probe Dlamini for misleading Parliament
The DA welcomes the Public Protector, Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane, granting the DA’s request that her office investigates Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, for wilfully misleading...
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