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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 […]

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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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Social development department DG resigns – reports

JOHANNESBURG – Social development department director general Zane Dangor has resigned his post, according to media reports on Saturday. This is the latest development in the department amid growing calls for minister Bathabile Dlamini to be fired, eNCA reported. “The political fallout from… Dlamini and the [South Africa Social Security Agency] Sassa’s spectacular bungling in […]