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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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Sassa seeks new deal with CPS to pay grants

PARLIAMENT – Negotiations to enter into a new contract with Cash Paymaster Services to distribute welfare grants to more than 17-million South Africans will begin on Wednesday, the SA Social Security Agency said on Tuesday. Sassa’s project manager Zodwa Mvulwani told Parliament’s watchdog public accounts committee the controversial approach to CPS would technically entail a […]