Foster grants system is about to collapse – Bathabile Dlamini’s next national embarrassment?

The department of social development may find itself in a similar situation with foster care grants as it did earlier in 2017 when it missed the Constitutional Court’s deadline to take over the payment of social grants. According to GroundUp, thousands of foster care placement orders will expire on December 31, which means that the […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

NEW SASSA CEO’S INDEPENDENCE ALREADY QUESTIONED – FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

Insiders at Sassa have reportedly labelled Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini’s relationship with Bhengu as problematic, questioning her independence. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) are back in the spotlight with reports on Friday morning that Sassa’s new acting CEO Pearl Bhengu is in business with Dlamini’s daughter. […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Sassa’s R2bn funeral insurance rip-off

Yet again we’ve been reminded of just how awkward a liability social development minister Bathabile Dlamini is for her department as it battles to resolve the overwhelming difficulties with social grant distribution. Horror at the prospect of the department and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) managing “26A deductions” — third-party deductions from social grants […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

Why is Bathabile Dlamini licking a cup in parliament?

Whatever the social development minister is drinking must have been so good she could not let a single drop go to waste. A video of Social Development Minister and ANC Women’s League leader Bathabile Dlamini in parliament has emerged that once again triggers questions about her sobriety. In the video, the minister can be seen […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!