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Dlamini rubbishes Sunday Times report, says Hawks closed graft probe two years ago

JOHANNESBURG, April 10 – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has “noted the speculative reports” which she said were “disguised as an investigation by the Sunday Times”, saying this “this old and tired story” was probed by the Hawks and “closed” two years ago. The Sunday Times reported that it “has seen text messages that confirm […]

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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 […]