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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 […]

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Social Development Department ‘falling apart’ – Godi

The social development department is “clearly falling apart”, Parliament’s public accounts standing committee (Scopa) said on Saturday, adding it has noted with anger the resignation of recently appointed social development department director general Zane Dangor over the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) debacle. “In our brief interactions with Mr Dangor he had proven himself […]

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Cosatu urges President Zuma to fire Social Development Minister

The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) has urged President Jacob Zuma to interfere in the looming South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant payment crisis and fire Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and her management team. “They have failed to deal decisively with the irregular expenditure and irregular tender procedures that have resulted in […]

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Parliament committee summons Minister Dlamini to account for Sassa crisis

PARLIAMENT – Parliament’s watchdog public accounts committee, Scopa, has summoned Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini for questioning on the impending welfare grant crisis. Dlamini was due to brief the committee on Tuesday, along with the South African Social Security Agency, but failed to appear, sending the director-general of social development Zane Dangor instead. Scopa chairman […]