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POLITICS

Update On Court Application By Black Sash For Sassa To Continue The R500 Top-Up Grant

Last Friday, October 30th 2020, The Black Sash Trust which is represented by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies approached the High Court in Pretoria to prevent Sassa from cancelling the Covid-19 R500 Top-up Grant. The urgent application brought by the Black Sash Trust was against the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the Ministers of Social Development and Finance. The Covid-19 Caregiver grant was only meant for six months, just like the R350 Covid-19 special grant. However, the government

  1 year ago ago
Update On Court Application By Black Sash For Sassa To Continue The R500 Top-Up Grant

POLITICS

Confirmed: Child support grant payment to be made on this date, See how much it is

South African Social Security Agency(SASSA) announced that the child support grant will be paid from the 5th of November. This news came after the 500rands top-up grants were discontinued. It is a big blow for nearly seven million beneficiaries who rely on this grant as they have no income. Black Sash Trust tried to interdict SASSA and the government from ending the R500 top up but their appeal was dismissed by the court.The trust raised concerns that the beneficiaries of this grant will be impacted badly should

  1 year ago ago
Confirmed: Child support grant payment to be made on this date, See how much it is

JUSTICE

Bathabile Dlamini In Court For Criminal Charges

ANC Women's League president, Bathabile Dlamini has appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court for criminal charges of perjury at a time the party is campaigning ahead of local government elections. The former minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini attended court proceedings at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court for her prosecution into social grants perjury.

  2 months ago ago
Bathabile Dlamini In Court For Criminal Charges

POLITICS

SASSA: The reason why the special grant top-ups were stopped

Many South Africans/beneficiaries were asking themselves why the extended Sassa money was stopped. Well, we finally have an answer to that. About 7 million beneficiaries of the special Covid-19 grant will from next week receive R500 less than they have been during the lockdown. Gauteng High Court Judge Nana Makhubele struck the application by the Black Sash Trust to continue with the payments while Covid-19 is still with us off the roll as it did not meet with directives relating to urgency. The urgent application

  1 year ago ago
SASSA: The reason why the special grant top-ups were stopped

POLITICS

Unexpected turn | Here's what happened to Bathabile Dlamini aim corruption Allegations

In September 2018, the Constitutional Court held that Dlamini could be held for 20% of the costs of the proceedings brought against her by the Black Sash Trust for Freedom of the Law in her personal capacity. The allegations relate to former minister Bathabile Dlamini's testimony before a Constitutional Court inquiry into her role in the welfare crisis a few years ago.

  2 months ago ago
Unexpected turn | Here's what happened to Bathabile Dlamini aim corruption Allegations

POLITICS

SASSA In Court Over Cancellation Of Top-Ups

SASSA announced last week via their social media platforms that as of November, all grants would revert back to their original pre-covid amounts. This was a disappointment to grant recipients but it seems Human Rights organizations are also not pleased with this decision. One such organization, the Black Sash Trust made an urgent application via the Pretoria High Court requesting an interdict to keep the top-ups going just as the Social Relief Grant. Represented by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, the Black

  1 year ago ago
SASSA In Court Over Cancellation Of Top-Ups

SOCIETY

Terrible news for Bathabile Dlamini, read below

JOHANNESBURG - Former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is predicted to seem in the Johannesburg Regional Court on Monday on charges of perjury. Last month, the director of public prosecutions in Gauteng determined that Dlamini have to be prosecuted for giving false evidence throughout an inquiry into her position in the social offers’ disaster.

  2 months ago ago
Terrible news for Bathabile Dlamini, read below

JUSTICE

Breaking News: Bathabile Dlamini to be prosecuted and ordered to pay back R650,000 Sassa money

Source:https://www.citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/breaking-news/2596914/social-grants-crisis-bathabile-dlamini-prosecuted-perjury-24-august-2021/ The Black Sash Trust and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies ( CALS ) on Tuesday welcomed the decision by the director of public prosecutions in Gauteng to prosecute former Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini for alleged perjury or giving false evidence. The charges relate to Dlamini’s testimony during a section 39 inquiry in 2018 that was chaired by judge Bernard Ngoepe.‌

  3 months ago ago
Breaking News: Bathabile Dlamini to be prosecuted and ordered to pay back R650,000 Sassa money

POLITICS

Sassa is in hot water for cutting the 500 top up grant.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is in hot water after it announced that it would cut the COVID-19 R500 caregiver grant, as well as, other grants at the end of October. The Black Sash Trust, represented by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, has urgently approached the High Court in Pretoria to interdict SASSA’s decision and the showdown is meant to be heard on Friday. On 23 October, SASSA took to social media saying; “all the top-up amounts for the social grants (Old Age, Disability, War

  1 year ago ago
Sassa is in hot water for cutting the 500 top up grant.

POLITICS

No One Knows What Will Happen To Zuma's Ally After 2017 SASSA Crisis Were Brought To Life

Whoever thought that a default that happened four years ago will be resurrected and cause problems for an official who was in the office at the time. It seems the ANC is not making anyone get away with corruption at this time. Bathabile Dlamini was the minister for Sasa in 2017 and the director of Public persecutions in Gauteng has made up their mind to criminally prosecute the former minister of social development for perjury.

  3 months ago ago
No One Knows What Will Happen To Zuma's Ally After 2017 SASSA Crisis Were Brought To Life

JUSTICE

The Centre for Applied Legal Studies and the Black Sash Trust say public officials

JOHANNESBURG - The Center for Applied Legal Studies and the Black Sash Trust on Tuesday said public authorities, even those involving the most elevated office, should be considered responsible for their activities. The associations have invited the choice by the Gauteng overseer of public indictments to arraign previous priest Bathabile Dlamini for prevarication.

  3 months ago ago
The Centre for Applied Legal Studies and the Black Sash Trust say public officials

JUSTICE

Bathabile Dlamini due in court for perjury, read below

JOHANNESBURG - Former Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is anticipated to appear inside the Johannesburg Regional Court on Monday on costs of perjury. Last month, the director of public prosecutions in Gauteng decided that Dlamini should be prosecuted for giving fake evidence throughout an inquiry into her position within the social gives’ disaster.

  2 months ago ago
Bathabile Dlamini due in court for perjury, read below