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Bathabile Dlamini on SASSA: I have complied with court’s directive

JOHANNESBURG, March 14 (ANA) – Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, on Tuesday told the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) that she had reasonably complied with its directive to explain why she failed to meet its deadline on Monday. This comes after the ConCourt ordered Dlamini to submit an affidavit explaining why she failed to file an affidavit […]

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Concourt orders Minister Dlamini to explain why she’s missed deadlines

JOHANNESBURG, March 14 (ANA) – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has been ordered by the Constitutional Court to submit an affidavit explaining why she failed to meet previous deadlines. A notice from the registrar of the constitutional court, Kgwadi Makgakga, said the chief justice has issued the following directions: “1. Ms Thamo Mzobe, the previous […]

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DA asks Public Protector to investigate relationship between Minister Dlamini and CPS

PARLIAMENT, March 13 (ANA) – The Democratic Alliance has asked Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate the relationship between Cash Paymaster Services and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, who is seeking to extend the company’s contract to distribute more than 17 million welfare grants. “The vital question as to why Dlamini is so hell bent […]

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Bathabile Dlamini immune to accountability, says DA leader Maimane

PRETORIA, March 10 (ANA) – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is playing deadly games with the lives of close to 18-million South Africans welfare grant beneficiaries, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said at a protest in Pretoria on Friday. Addressing DA supporters gathered at the social development department in the country’s capita, Maimane said […]

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Minister Dlamini concedes she has yet to get Treasury approval for CPS contract

PARLIAMENT – Three weeks before government’s contract to ensure welfare grant payment runs out, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini was forced to concede on Tuesday that she has yet to secure the approval of National Treasury to sign a new contract with Cash Paymaster Services. Dlamini was pushed on that point by members of Parliament’s […]

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Zuma meets with ministers in attempt to resolve social grant crisis

Steps are being taken to ensure that the 17 million social grant beneficiaries receive their grants on April 1, the presidency said on Saturday. President Jacob Zuma on Saturday afternoon met Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to “receive a progress report on the readiness to pay social grant beneficiaries” from […]