Bathabile Dlamini

ConCourt orders Dlamini to pay up

The Constitutional Court hands down judgement in the matter concerning minister Bathabile Dlamini's role in the social grants payments debacle.

Aug 30, 2018

ConCourt slaps Sassa, ex-CEO with legal costs in grants case

The court rules that Bathabile Dlamini was not negligent when she made an application for the extension of the CPS contract.


SASSA insists on a future without CPS

Minister Susan Shabangu reportedly pushes for complete control of social grants by the post office, even though history favours the current paymaster.

Apr 18, 2018

Dlamini still in the dog box for SASSA-gate

The social grants crisis still hangs over Bathabile Dlamini's head, as the court must decide if she should bear the financial burden for failing to usher in a new payments provider.

Mar 20, 2018

SASSA's last-minute scramble to pay grants

The social security agency throws its weight behind its contingency plan, in an attempt to allay fears of a grants payments disaster.


A year later, SASSA still desperately scrambling

The agency again pins its hopes on the ConCourt to ensure millions receive their grants, despite having a year to get its affairs in order.


DOC welcomes fourth minister in four years

Frequent leadership changes at the DOC raise concerns about the ministry's mandate, while Naledi Pandor's shuffle marks a huge gain for education.


CPS looks to dump SASSA

The social grants paymaster sees no need to continue the relationship beyond 31 March, despite SASSA's appeal for its services for another six months.

Feb 9, 2018

SASSA again needs rescue from self-engineered crisis

The social security agency once again looks to the ConCourt, as it requests an extension of the suspension of invalidity of the Cash Paymaster Services contract.

Feb 2, 2018

Concerns grow as SASSA deadline looms

With two months before the social grants contract ends, a panel of experts reportedly fears SASSA will find itself in the same predicament as last year.

Jan 30, 2018

Don't take new SASSA system for granted

There are fears the lack of clarity concerning the new social grants model leaves room for the incumbent paymaster to continue payments.

Jan 12, 2018

SASSA, CPS in tiff over R1bn claims

Gloves are off as the agency rejects allegations it owes the social grants paymaster over R1 billion for breached contracts.

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