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ANC Women’s League comment on its male delegates ‘laughable’ – Cosatu

JOHANNESBURG, July 5 – The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) criticised the African National Congress’ Women’s League (ANCWL) for bringing six male delegates to the party policy conference, accusing the league of ”playing into the hands of patriarchy”. ”We find it laughable that the ANC Women’s League could not find even six women amongst […]

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Scopa gives Sassa two weeks to submit strategic plan

  PARLIAMENT – Parliament’s watchdog public accounts committee (Scopa) on Tuesday, gave the Social Security Agency’s of South Africa (Sassa) a fortnight to submit a detailed strategic plan on taking over welfare grant payments after it struggled to provide detail on preparations, seemingly for fear of contradicting Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. The demand followed […]

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Dlamini must explain how welfare payment cost can arrive at R6 billion: DA

PARLIAMENT, May 11  – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini must explain how she arrived at the conclusion that it would cost R6 billion for the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to take over welfare grant distribution, the Democratic Alliance said on Thursday. DA social development spokeswoman Bridget Masango described the figure as “alarming” and […]

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Dlamini rubbishes Sunday Times report, says Hawks closed graft probe two years ago

JOHANNESBURG, April 10 – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has “noted the speculative reports” which she said were “disguised as an investigation by the Sunday Times”, saying this “this old and tired story” was probed by the Hawks and “closed” two years ago. The Sunday Times reported that it “has seen text messages that confirm […]

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Public Protector pushing ahead with investigation into grants

CAPE TOWN, March 20 (ANA) – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is pushing ahead with a two-pronged investigation into welfare grants, in which the Constitutional Court intervened last Friday. Oupa Segalwe from the Public Protector’s office said the Chapter Nine institution would continue a probe into maladministration of grants, departing from the apparent failure of the […]

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Opposition zeroes in on Dlamini

JOHANNESBURG, March 16 (ANA) – The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Thursday it would detail further action steps it would take against Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, to hold her to account for the social grants crisis. This comes after the Constitutional Court said on Wednesday that a crisis threatened welfare grant payment and suggested […]