Social Development Department

Majodina is ready to whip, dressed to kill

Pemmy Majodina returns to the parliamentary precinct after having served as a member of the National Council of Provinces between 1999 and 2004

Shabangu promises Sassa will comply with ConCourt order

Social development minister promises Sassa grants will continue to be paid and that their obligations to the Constitutional Court will be met

Dlamini misses ConCourt deadline, says she didn’t

The social development minister missed every deadline during a process in which she was found responsible for a crisis around the payment of grants.

Bathabile Dlamini misses another Constitutional Court deadline

The social development minister has missed a deadline to explain to the Court why she should not pay legal fees from her own pocket.

Ex social development deputy director general says break-in an ‘act of intimidation’

The National Police Commissioner promised to pursue the matter to establish the identities of the officers who dissuaded him from opening a case.

Social grants crisis tests the powers of Constitutional Court

The judiciary stands to gain more legitimacy if it manages to confront the impunity of Sassa and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Bathabile Dlamini, Sassa acting CEO file late affidavits to Concourt

Dlamini did not apologise for her late submission, but instead said she had 'made every reasonable effort to comply with this court’s directives'.

Sassa dragged its feet on grants transition matter, CPS affidavit shows

An affidavit filed by the social grants distributor details the correspondence between the company, Sassa and the social development minister.

Extending Net 1 social welfare contract would be unlawful, says Pravin Gordhan

The social development department’s ability to continue to make monthly welfare payments to about 17-million people is in jeopardy.

‘​We need national buy-in to provide sanitary pads to poor women and girl learners’

The Kwazulu-Natal education department has set aside R50-million to fund the distribution of pads to schools in the four lowest quintiles.

Social development department ignores Reserve Bank, imperils welfare for 17-million

The department may have to extend its deal with Net 1 UEPS to continue with the R129-billion in annual payments when the contract ends in April.

Gauteng social development leaves R90m unspent

Despite the welfare sector's shortage of money, the Gauteng social development department has underspent its welfare budget by R90-million.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders