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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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Opposition zeroes in on Dlamini

JOHANNESBURG, March 16 (ANA) – The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Thursday it would detail further action steps it would take against Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, to hold her to account for the social grants crisis. This comes after the Constitutional Court said on Wednesday that a crisis threatened welfare grant payment and suggested […]

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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 […]