Blog Posts tagged “social development”

The Week Ahead: Debates, Legislation, Question Session & More

28 Nov 2016 (4 years, 12 months ago)

It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year and the National Assembly chamber has scheduled a broad programme as it rushes to finalise all urgent business.

The rules make provision for an MP to request the Speaker to place a matter of public importance on the Order Paper for discussion. ...

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Is SASSA ready to pay grants by 1 April?

25 Nov 2016 (5 years ago)

Who will be responsible for making social grant payments from 1 April 2017? Will SASSA be ready to pay grants by 1 April?

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The Black Sash, along with many other civil society organisations, hoped that the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) hearing on the Department of Social Development (DSD) ...

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Infographic: SASSA beneficiaries

11 Nov 2016 (5 years ago)

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) presented its 2015/16 annual report to the Select Committee on Social Services on Tuesday, 8 November 2016. In its report, the Agency provided a status report on beneficiaries of social assistance, social assistance trends per province, as well as child grant beneficiaries.

The ...

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Ms Semakaleng Kopane (DA)

24 Oct 2016 (5 years, 1 month ago)

The time to vote based on emotional sentiments is gone and people should vote for a party that can bring about change.

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What is your political background?

I joined the Democratic Alliance (DA) in 2003 and I always had an interest in politics before even joining the DA. I became ...

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Infographic: 2015/16 Departmental audit outcomes

21 Oct 2016 (5 years, 1 month ago)

National departments are subject to annual auditing by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA), where an audit opinion is given based on a department's financial statements. In forming an audit opinion, AGSA determines the financial health of departments and if its performance met its predetermined objectives and if the financial ...

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Prayer Service to stop unauthorised, fraudulent and unlawful debit deductions permanently!

6 Oct 2016 (5 years, 1 month ago)

The Black Sash, its civil society partners and grant beneficiaries will be hosting a prayer service to take place St. George’s Cathedral, Capetown on Wednesday 12 October 2016 at 14h00 which will be followed by a Silent Stand on the steps until 15h30.

"We will pray for justice for thousands ...

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The Week Ahead: Quiet Week Ahead

25 Apr 2016 (5 years, 7 months ago)

There's a distinct lull in Parliament this week, as the legislature makes the most of the mid-week public holiday. Most committees have postponed their activities and only one day has been set aside for parliamentary business.

It’s the second of week of budget debates and 3 Ministers - Public Enterprises, ...

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The Week Ahead: Drama as New Term Kicks off

4 Apr 2016 (5 years, 7 months ago)

Parliament resumes this week after a two-week constituency period. The second term will run for 8 weeks and its culmination will trigger several weeks of campaigning ahead of the municipal elections.

The programme is packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work; oral questions to ...

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Budget 2016: How will it be spent?

26 Feb 2016 (5 years, 9 months ago)

The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan delivered the 2016 Budget Speech on Thursday 24 February. The speech focused on decreasing government expenditure, raising tax revenues and preventing a ratings downgrade. The Minister announced a cut in the expenditure ceiling by R10 billion but there is an increase in spending in ...

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Infographic: SASSA Beneficiaries

16 Oct 2015 (6 years, 1 month ago)

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) presented its 2014/15 annual report to the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on Thursday, 15 October 2015. In its report, the Agency provided a status report on beneficiaries of social assistance, social assistance trends per province, as well as child grant beneficiaries.

The ...

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