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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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Millions have already accessed their grants

PRETORIA, April 1 (ANA) – Over 2.6 million beneficiaries had already accessed their social grants by 10am, the social development department said on Saturday morning. Social grants payments were underway across the country for beneficiaries who received their grants through ATMs and merchants. At 10am, 2.6 million beneficiaries had already accessed their grants, the department […]

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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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Black Sash welcomes Constitutional Court ruling to extend CPS contract

JOHANNESBURG, March 17 -Non-governmental organisation Black Sash has welcomed the Constitutional Court ruling which guaranteed that welfare grants would be paid on April 1 and which gave a further order that the personal information of grant recipient be protected. The Constitutional Court on Friday ordered that Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) should continue paying welfare grants […]