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Black Sash leads Constitutional Court application over Sassa grants today

JOHANNESBURG, 15 (ANA) – The Constitutional Court would on Wednesday hear an application for direct access by non-governmental organisation Black Sash seeking the reinstatement of the court’s oversight role regarding the payment of social grants to millions of South African beneficiaries. Black Sash would be joined by Freedom Under Law for the same application. “The […]

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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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Presidency denies knowledge of legal advisor’s participation in Sassa meetings

The presidency on Sunday denied any knowledge of President Jacob Zuma’s legal advisor Michael Hulley’s participation in South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) meeting about grants payments. The presidency said in a statement it had noted a report in the Sunday Times newspaper stating that Hulley had participated in “what the paper calls secret meetings with […]