Bathabile Dlamini (SASSA) will not say why ‘trusted’ subordinates too kept her in the dark

Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini on Wednesday declined to tell an inquiry why she thought two of her most trusted officials apparently hid a looming crisis from her for months. Dlamini has persistently blamed two different officials, then social development director-general Zane Dangor and then CEO of the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) Thokozani Magwaza, […]
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Molefe must pay back pension millions, court orders

A court ordered Brian Molefe on Thursday to pay back all the pension pay-outs made to him. A full bench of judges found against Molefe and set aside the pension agreement. The former Eskom chief executive was also ordered to pay costs. The ruling comes after trade union Solidarity approached the High Court to declare […]
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Eskom’s new chair is a man of ‘unimpeachable integrity’

Who is Jabu Mabuza? The new chair of the Eskom board, Jabu Mabuza has an illustrious history in the South African corporate sector. He has served as a director on a number of boards and has had experience as chair on many others including: Telkom South Africa; Anheuser-Busch InBev; South African Tourism, and the Casino […]
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Bathabile Dlamini’s former advisor accuses her of thwarting ConCourt ruling

One of Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini’s closest aides has accused her of trying to thwart the Constitutional Court’s rulings on Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) in a revealing affidavit filed with the high court in Pretoria. Sipho Shezi was Dlamini’s full-time adviser from 2013 until she fired him last year. He had worked with Zane […]
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Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to head commission of inquiry into state capture

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has made the decision to appoint deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, the Presidency announced in a statement on Tuesday evening. In the statement, President Jacob Zuma announced that he is officially appointing a commission of inquiry into state capture. Zuma said that the Pretoria high court’s order for him to appoint […]
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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) gets its way — yet the Constitutional Court ruled that the contract is to end on March  31. The extension is contained in the latest Sassa report to the Constitutional Court, filed less […]
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All is well at SABC: Spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago

The SABC and unions have entered conciliation talks at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) as strike action at the SABC continues a day ahead of the ANC elective conference. SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago has confirmed that staff members are still picketing outside the SABC but that, despite this, programmes have not been […]
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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 score just over R2.2-billion a year, says the agreement between SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Sapo. The service agreement, which is the principal agreement between them, was signed in Pretoria […]
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Treasury letter – Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office

A letter by National Treasury to acting South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Pearl Bhengu says the agency should not have disqualified the South African Post Office (SAPO) from three possible services in the social grants scheme. Treasury was given a week last Wednesday to review all the deal points of the then-collapsing deal […]
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Contract or Prepaid? We Investigate Which Is Cheaper

In recent months, the cost of cellphone data and airtime has come under the spotlight. So much so, in fact, that the hashtag #datamustfall has been trending on Twitter as social media users call for service providers to slash their data prices. With good reason, research recently undertaken by Tarriffic, comparing seven countries, rates South […]
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