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Grants: Belamant holds a gun to SA's head as Dlamini dawdles - M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism;

Grants: Belamant holds a gun to SA's head as Dlamini dawdles - M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism

M&G Centre for Investigative JournalismGrants: Belamant holds a gun to SA's head as Dlamini dawdlesM&G Centre for Investigative JournalismCash Paymaster Services (CPS) may squeeze the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) for an extra R1.3-billion a year to extend its welfare distribution contract – and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is making sure it gets what it ...and more »

Dlamini assures Sassa beneficiaries that payouts will run smoothly - Eyewitness News;

Dlamini assures Sassa beneficiaries that payouts will run smoothly - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness NewsDlamini assures Sassa beneficiaries that payouts will run smoothlyEyewitness NewsSassa is in the process of asking the Constitutional Court for an extension of the current contract with Cash Paymaster Services. African National Congress Womens League (ANCWL) president Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: Facebook. SASSA · Social ...and more »

Dlamini slammed over grants 'crisis' - News24;

Dlamini slammed over grants 'crisis' - News24

News24Dlamini slammed over grants 'crisis'News24Johannesburg - Civil society organisations are demanding answers as uncertainty reigns over the future payment of 17 million grant beneficiaries when the grants agency SASSA's contract with Cash Pay Master Services ends in March. The South African ...and more »

Grants contract: Sassa fails to file court papers - Independent Online;

Grants contract: Sassa fails to file court papers - Independent Online

Independent OnlineGrants contract: Sassa fails to file court papersIndependent OnlineCape Town – The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has failed to file papers with the Constitutional Court as planned to seek approval for arrangements on paying welfare grants from April. "Nothing was filed," a clerk of the highest court ...and more »

Dlamini: I did not reject Gordhan's advice on grant payments - Eyewitness News;

Dlamini: I did not reject Gordhan's advice on grant payments - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness NewsDlamini: I did not reject Gordhan's advice on grant paymentsEyewitness NewsSocial Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says reports of tension between her and Finance Minister Gordhan are aimed at creating divisions in Cabinet. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: GCIS. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan ...and more »

Banks untrustworthy and can't be in charge of grants – ANCWL - Politicsweb

Banks untrustworthy and can't be in charge of grants – ANCWLPoliticswebThe African National Congress Women's Leargue (ANCWL) unashamedly rejects any proposal that the payment of Southern African Social Security Agency (SASSA) grants to be outsourced to one of the major commercial banks. The major commercial banks ...and more »

Minister silent on plans for ConCourt action on grant payments - Independent Online;

Minister silent on plans for ConCourt action on grant payments - Independent Online

Independent OnlineMinister silent on plans for ConCourt action on grant paymentsIndependent OnlineParliament – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has yet to decide whether to seek an order from the Constitutional Court that would allow Cash Paymaster Services to continue paying welfare grants after April 1. "That decision must come from ...and more »

Social grants conundrum continues - ITWeb;

Social grants conundrum continues - ITWeb

ITWebSocial grants conundrum continuesITWebWith less than two months before the social grants contract comes to an end, there is no indication of how the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) will ensure payment of 17 million beneficiaries. This week, SASSA was expected to file papers with the ...and more »

Up for grabs – SA's paradox-rich, R120 billion social grants tender - BizNews;

Up for grabs – SA's paradox-rich, R120 billion social grants tender - BizNews

BizNewsUp for grabs – SA's paradox-rich, R120 billion social grants tenderBizNewsIt's a tricky mathematical equation, choosing who wins South Africa's R120 billion social grants tender in a way that gives the most ease of access to beneficiaries at the lowest possible cost – with the least risk of fraud. With the Department of ...and more »

Social Development Promises To Pay Grants, But Does Not Say How - Huffington Post South Africa (blog);

Social Development Promises To Pay Grants, But Does Not Say How - Huffington Post South Africa (blog)

Huffington Post South Africa (blog)Social Development Promises To Pay Grants, But Does Not Say HowHuffington Post South Africa (blog)The Department of Social Development is still trying to find a company that will carry out the duty of paying grants. 17/02/2017 09:14 SAST | Updated 17/02/2017 11:00 SAST. Karabo Ngoepe Politics Editor, HuffPost South Africa. Gallo Images / Daily ...and more »

Banks cannot be trusted to pay social grants, says ANCWL - Business Day (registration);

Banks cannot be trusted to pay social grants, says ANCWL - Business Day (registration)

Business Day (registration)Banks cannot be trusted to pay social grants, says ANCWLBusiness Day (registration)VULNERABLE: Grant recipients wait for payouts at a South African Social Security Agency office. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES. The ANC Women's League (ANCWL) has come out strongly against outsourcing the payment of social grants to any of the country's ...and more »

Dlamini is blackmailing the ConCourt - News24;

Dlamini is blackmailing the ConCourt - News24

News24Dlamini is blackmailing the ConCourtNews24The country's top 11 judges will be asked by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to do the unthinkable: essentially tear apart their own judgement. On 29 November 2013, the Constitutional Court declared invalid a South African Social Security ...and more »

No beef with Gordhan but I'm not obliged to take Treasury's advice on grants, says Dlamini - Business Day (registration);

No beef with Gordhan but I'm not obliged to take Treasury's advice on grants, says Dlamini - Business Day (registration)

Business Day (registration)No beef with Gordhan but I'm not obliged to take Treasury's advice on grants, says DlaminiBusiness Day (registration)Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has insisted she is not obliged to accept Treasury's recommendation on the payment of social grants as this was just one of several options on the table. In a statement Friday Dlamini's spokeswoman, Lumka ...and more »

Bathabile Dlamini: There's no 'enmity' between myself and Pravin Gordhan - Citizen;

Bathabile Dlamini: There's no 'enmity' between myself and Pravin Gordhan - Citizen

CitizenBathabile Dlamini: There's no 'enmity' between myself and Pravin GordhanCitizenThe minister says such allegations are malicious and are intended to wedge a division between herself and the finance minister. Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini on Friday said there was no “enmity” between herself and Finance Minister ...and more »

Don't give 'untrustworthy' banks grants payment contract – Dlamini and ANCWL - Citizen;

Don't give 'untrustworthy' banks grants payment contract – Dlamini and ANCWL - Citizen

CitizenDon't give 'untrustworthy' banks grants payment contract – Dlamini and ANCWLCitizenThe minister and her league says major banks have proven their 'untrustworthiness and greediness through various unethical behaviour'. The ANC Women's League (ANCWL) on Friday said it “unashamedly rejects” any proposal that the payment of SA ...and more »

Banks can't be trusted to pay social grants – ANCWL - Times LIVE;

Banks can't be trusted to pay social grants – ANCWL - Times LIVE

Times LIVEBanks can't be trusted to pay social grants – ANCWLTimes LIVEThe African National Congress Women's League has come out strongly against outsourcing the payment of social grants to any of the country's major banks. Save & Share. Tweet · Email · Print. Banks and the Post Office have been suggested as a potential ...and more »

Legal Opinion Says It Would Take Years For Sassa To Take Over Distributing Social Grants - Huffington Post South Africa (blog);

Legal Opinion Says It Would Take Years For Sassa To Take Over Distributing Social Grants - Huffington Post South Africa (blog)

Huffington Post South Africa (blog)Legal Opinion Says It Would Take Years For Sassa To Take Over Distributing Social GrantsHuffington Post South Africa (blog)The state-run agency is far from ready to take over the work as the private contractor's term expires on March 31. 17/02/2017 07:38 SAST | Updated 20/02/2017 11:56 SAST. Staff Reporter. Gallo Images / The Times / Daniel Born. Minister of Social ...and more »

ANCWL rejects proposal for banks to pay out grants - eNCA;

ANCWL rejects proposal for banks to pay out grants - eNCA

eNCAANCWL rejects proposal for banks to pay out grantseNCAFile: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has stressed that exorbitant banking fees will deprive beneficiaries of their full social grant. Photo: Flickr/GovernmentZA. JOHANNESBURG – The ANC Women's League (ANCWL) has rejected any proposal ...and more »

Grant crisis has social development running in circles - Mail & Guardian;

Grant crisis has social development running in circles - Mail & Guardian

Mail & GuardianGrant crisis has social development running in circlesMail & GuardianAt the end of October, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) was told that, “without delay”, it had to turn to the Constitutional Court to avoid a legal disaster in the paying of social grants. Sassa ignored this advice — for 112 days ...and more »

Dlamini rejects Gordhan's social grants proposal - Mail & Guardian;

Dlamini rejects Gordhan's social grants proposal - Mail & Guardian

Mail & GuardianDlamini rejects Gordhan's social grants proposalMail & GuardianSocial Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has rejected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's proposal for banks and the Post Office to distribute social grants to 17-million beneficiaries. She said the treasury's proposal to distribute R10-billion in ...and more »