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19 May 2017
 
 
 
 
23 expert names submitted to ConCourt to assist Sassa
SOCIAL GRANTS
A total of 23 names have been nominated as technical experts to come on board to assist the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to take over the national social grants scheme. The...
 
 
17 May 2017
 
ANC in Scopa: Sassa has no strategic plan on grants takeover
SOCIAL GRANTS
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
POLITICS
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...
 
 
11 May 2017
 
 
 
While Sassa needs more money, Dlamini buys two new luxury cars
POLITICS
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
POLITICS
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
SOCIAL GRANTS
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...
 
 
10 May 2017
 
 
 
Sassa needs R6bn for full grants takeover – Dlamini
SOCIAL GRANTS
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...
 
 
We thought it would be easier - Dlamini 'disappointed' by Net1 ruling
SOCIAL GRANTS
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 ruling devastating – Black Sash
RULING
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 GRANTS
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
STATEMENT
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...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
Dangor says he warned against 'immoral' CPS contract
SOCIAL GRANTS
Former social development director general Zane Dangor says he warned in October last year that it might be “immoral” to extend the grants payment contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS)...
 
 
05 Apr 2017
 
Dlamini lied – Sassa CEO
POLITICS
Thokozani Magwaza, CEO of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has applied to the Constitutional Court for permission to file an affidavit countering claims made by Minister of Social...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
SA: Scopa satisfied with Post Office's presentation on social grant disbursment
STATEMENT
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) is satisfied with the presentation made by the South African Post Office (Sapo) on its state of readiness for the disbursement of social grants....
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
 
 
CPS was trying to coerce us, says Sassa
SOCIAL GRANTS
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has lashed out at Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) for trying to “coerce” it into a new contract that had unfavourable terms to continue distributing...
 
 
 
                       
 
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