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26 March 2017
                       
 
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24 Mar 2017
 
 
SA: Scopa to visit SABC on financial accountability and SAPO on SASSA debacle
STATEMENT
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) will undertake an oversight visit to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in Auckland Park and to the South African Post Office (Sapo)...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
South Africa's social grants: busting the myth about financial inclusion
THE CONVERSATION
“Financial inclusion” has hit the headlines in South Africa in the wake of a scandal over the distribution of social grants. Mounting evidence suggests the controversial company at the centre of...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Public Protector pursuing two-pronged investigation into grant debacle
SOCIAL GRANTS
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is pushing ahead with a two-pronged investigation on the welfare grant crisis, in which the Constitutional Court intervened decisively last Friday. Oupa Segalwe...
 
 
SA: President Jacob Zuma on effective and efficient social grants distribution
STATEMENT
On behalf of Government, I would like to welcome the pronouncement by the Constitutional Court on the distribution of social grants. The Court has given clear directives on the extension of the...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
SA: Social Development Committee welcomes Constitutional Court ruling
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Social Development welcomes the ruling made by the Constitutional Court today on the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS)...
 
 
Opposition parties welcome ConCourt ruling on Sassa debacle
SOCIAL GRANTS
Opposition parties were unanimous on Friday in welcoming the Constitutional Court ruling which temporarily resolved the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) debacle that threatened millions...
 
 
SA: Archbishop-Emeritus thanks Constitutional Court, slams social development minister
STATEMENT
“South Africa owes a debt of gratitude to the independence of the judiciary in general and in particular to its esteemed Constitutional Court. “I say this following the stern judgement handed down...
 
 
ConCourt to hand down Sassa judgment
SOCIAL GRANTS
The Constitutional Court will hand down the much anticipated judgment in the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) matter on Friday. The judgment is expected to be handed down at 10:00.
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
SACP: The social grants crisis has exposed hypocrisy, but certainly it needs an independent forensic and corruption investigation
STATEMENT
The issue whether social grants will be paid on 1 April has taken the centre stage in our national discourse. On a lighter note there are many possibilities on that day given that it will be April...
 
 
14 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Sassa wants Public Protector or Auditor General to oversee CPS agreement and not ConCourt
SOCIAL GRANTS
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has asked the Constitutional Court to allow the Public Protector and the Auditor General, or an institution chosen by the court, to jointly monitor...
 
 
12 Mar 2017
 
 
 
UDM: Bantu Holomisa on social grants chaos: Zuma and Dlamini must go
STATEMENT
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) finds the revelations by the Sunday Times on 12 March 2017, as damning on the part of the President, Mr. Jacob Zuma and the Minister of Social Development, Ms....
 
 
09 Mar 2017
 
Legal consultant backs Dlamini on ConCourt strategy for new CPS contract
SOCIAL GRANTS
The advocate contracted to advise the Department of Social Development on the social grants debacle has defended Minister Bathabile Dlamini's decision not to apply for approval to the...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
R2K KZN will protest outside SASSA Umlazi
What's On
With the nationwide crisis of grant payments, SASSA have flouted their responsibilities to the poorest and most vulnerable in the country. SASSA have gambled with the livelihoods of 17 million...
 
 
Legal consultant backs Dlamini on ConCourt strategy for new CPS contract
SOCIAL GRANTS
The advocate contracted to advise the Department of Social Development on the social grants debacle has defended Minister Bathabile Dlamini's decision not to apply for approval to the...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
DA: Social Grants Crisis: DA calls for immediate Parliamentary enquiry into ‘dodging Dlamini’
STATEMENT
Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, has yet again dodged accountability before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) today, as she failed to adequately account for the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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