'CPS must stop its obstructionist & destructive behaviour'
There are fresh tensions between CPS and Sassa - this time, accusations that company employees are persuading grant recipients not to sign up for the new gold cards.
CPS CEO unaware of Sassa’s complaint to police, ConCourt
Herman Kotze says CPS will be abiding by the Constitutional Court's order to end its services to Sassa at the end of September.
Barnes: Post Office strike won't affect grant payments
Post Office CEO Mark Barnes says whatever happens regarding the strike, beneficiaries will still be able to get their money.
Shabangu: CPS will not pay social grants beyond end of September
Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has indicated govt is unlikely to ask the Constitutional Court for a further extension of the contract it ruled was unlawful and invalid.
'Legal action being taken against CPS employees sabotaging migration process'
Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says legal action has been taken against people who interfered with swapping of old cards for new ones & those interrupting Sassa staff in carrying out their duties.
Govt accuses CPS of sabotaging social grants migration process
The court has given South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) until the end of September to end its contract with CPS.
1,382 Presidential Protection Unit bodyguards protect 17 people, MPs told
DA MP Zak Mbhele says the ratio of 81 highly trained police members for each of the 17 people being looked after by the Presidential Protection Unit is shocking.
Nxesi blames lapse in system for ministerial rent arrears
Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says members of the executive are ‘fully committed’ to paying rent for their official residences.
Parly committee condemns treatment of ordinary VBS depositors
Committee chairperson Yunus Carrim says it’s unacceptable that elderly pensioners & other poor people are having to queue through the night in the bitter cold to withdraw a maximum of R1,000.
Ministerial residences under spotlight over missed rental payments
Minister Thulas Nxesi was asked for details of the outstanding amount owed on each residence as well as the names of ministers in arrears and the location of their homes.
NCOP approves Political Party Funding Bill ahead of national polls
The bill provides for the creation of a Multi-Party Democracy Fund to be administered by the Independent Electoral Commission, which will distribute donations equitably among parties.
Auditor-General given more bite with passing of Public Audit Amendment Bill
The Bill gives the Auditor-General significant new powers to take action against those who are found to have wasted or misused public funds.
Mogajane: Money not the problem for North West province
North West politicians in charge of departments put under administration by the national government have backed the move, acknowledging deep dysfunction in the province’s financial management and governance.
Mahumapelo failed to set good example of governance, accountability - AG
Under Supra Mahumapelo’s watch, overall audit outcomes in North West got worse and the urgings of state auditors seem to have been ignored.
New bill to give Auditor-General teeth against those wasting public funds
The Public Audit Amendment Bill will come before the NCOP in a plenary on Thursday morning.
Treasury DG Mogajane raises concerns with NW financial management
Dondo Mogajane says the government had to intervene in North West because of problems in financial management and supply chain processes.
Mines contravening Safety Act should be penalised – Parly committee
The committee has reacted to the death of a worker at Sibanye-Stillwater's Driefontein operation on the West Rand.
'Under NHI, the rich will subsidise the poor, the young will subsidise the old'
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is set to spell out details of the National Health Insurance bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill at a media briefing in Pretoria.