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Athandiwe Saba

Athandiwe Saba

Athandiwe Saba is a multi award-winning journalist who is passionate about data, human interest issues, governance and everything that isn’t on social media. She is an author, an avid reader and trying to find the answer to the perfect balance between investigative journalism, online audiences and the decline in newspaper sales. It’s a rough world and a rewarding profession.
    CPS is now claiming over R1-billion from Sassa
    CPS is now claiming over R1-billion from Sassa
    Net1 subsidiary Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) is demanding that the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) pay it more than R1‑billion, in...
    Sassa wants CPS for 6 more months
    Sassa wants CPS for 6 more months
    The invalid Cash Payment Services (CPS) contract may be extended for a further six months if the South African Social Security Agency’s (Sassa)...
    Social transformation commission — 'Nothing new'
    Social transformation commission — 'Nothing new'
    The 54th African National Congress elective conference’s social transformation commission had very little to add to what the policy conference...
    ‘We were lied to’; ‘It was cooked’
    ‘We were lied to’; ‘It was cooked’
    The factions have finally become one but not everyone is happy with how the chips fell. Behind the scenes for months, lobbying and deal-making has...
    ​The success and failure of the lobbyists
    ​The success and failure of the lobbyists
    The factions have finally become one but not everyone is happy with how the chips finally fell. Behind the scenes for months, lobbying and deal...
    Frenzy of misinformation at the Nasrec expo centre
    Frenzy of misinformation at the Nasrec expo centre
    As thousands of delegates and journalists squirrel away at the high-stakes arena that is the 54th ANC national conference, fake news has reared its...
    ​How many votes will be needed for a win: Credentials finalised
    ​How many votes will be needed for a win: Credentials finalised
    After delaying the 54th ANC conference for a full day, the credentials process — which determines the final list of voting delegates —...
    Here’s how the Post Office social grants deal works
    Here’s how the Post Office social grants deal works
    Social grant recipients finally have a deal that ensures they are paid without their personal information being shared, according to the long-anticipated contract between the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (Sapo)....
    Battle for the presidency: Meet the kingmakers
    Battle for the presidency: Meet the kingmakers
    The 54th ANC elective conference will be one of the most hotly contested in the party’s 105 year history. But it’s not just about Cyril...
    The Sassa-Sapo grants deal: All the details revealed
    The Sassa-Sapo grants deal: All the details revealed
    Grant recipients finally have a deal that will ensure they are paid without their personal information being shared and the Post Office (Sapo) will...
    Firms shrug off corruption
    Firms shrug off corruption
    The pivotal players in one of the biggest private-sector scandals involving state capture have walked away with their pockets full of money and are...
    Amcu workers too scared to strike
    Amcu workers too scared to strike
    Staff at the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) have been in a prolonged battle with their employer over wages but are too...