It is unacceptable that in this community 9 and 10 year old children use drugs, says Deputy Minister Bogopane – Zulu
By Phaladi Seakgwe
Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu said she is disturbed that in Promosa there are 9 and 10 year old children who use drugs and other substances. Speaking at an event to commemorate the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, she said what is happening in the community is unacceptable and she will call for a separate session with children only to deal with this problem.
15 June 2017 | Media Statement
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will submit the first progress report to the Constitutional Court on Monday, 19 June 2017. This submission is in compliance with the order given by the Constitutional Court in Allpay 1 that SASSA submit quarterly reports highlighting the steps SASSA is taking to make sure that a new payment contractor is appointed.
SASSA will adhere to the order issued by the Constitutional Court and ensure full cooperation by submitting regular reports.
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Issued on behalf of SASSA
By Phaladi Seakgwe
Constitutional Court - The Constitutional Court has today (15 June 2017) ordered that the Minister of Social Development is joined as a party to the proceedings of the court in her personal capacity. The court further ruled that Minister Bathabile Dlamini, SASSA CEO Mr. Thokozani Magwaza as well as erstwhile Social Development Director General Mr. Zane Dangor should within 14 days report to the Court whether they have agreed on a process in terms of Section 38 of the Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013 in order to determine the Minister’s role and responsibility in the establishment and functioning of the work streams referred to in the affidavits filed by all the parties.
11 June 2017 | Media Statement
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) continues to receive queries about the expiry date of its payment cards and implications thereof from beneficiaries of social grants. The expiry date reflected in the current SASSA card is December 2017. We wish to put it on record that no beneficiary of social grants will be affected by this expiry date. SASSA is in a planning phase regarding the future payment of social grants once the contract with the current service provider CPS (Cash Paymaster Services) comes to an end in March 2018. As soon as final plans are in place beneficiaries will be informed about the updating process later on in the year. SASSA remains committed to providing uninterrupted service to beneficiaries of social grants in moving South Africa forward.