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The real risks behind SA’s social grant payment crisis
Sassa's failure to act means that there is no credible arrangement in place to ensure that social grants will be paid when its court-set deadline expires on 31 March, writes Andries du Toit. Disrupting the payments will cause huge suffering to South Africa’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and the government is missing a valuable opportunity to address the issue of financial inclusion.

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Edelman: governments, CEOs, media distrusted globally
The 2017 Edelman Trust barometer showed that South Africans are the most distrustful of their government, out of 28 countries and 33 000 respondents polled. Trust in media and business also fell, while trust in the NGO sector remained stable.
Refurbished Marabastad refugee reception office February 2017

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CW: revamped Marabastad RRO will offer better services
“Good systems are better than bad systems, but they need to be complemented by strong co-operative partnerships,” said Corruption Watch's executive director David Lewis, commenting on the refurbished Marabastad Refugee Reception Office, launched today in Pretoria by the Department of Home Affairs. The revamp is intended to address queue management and security concerns, among other issues. "We are looking forward to collaborating with the DHA to make meaningful contributions,” Lewis added.

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The real risks behind SA’s social grant payment crisis

By Andries du Toit First published on The Conversation Africa The dispute hovering over South Africa’s social grant system and threatening millions of vulnerable beneficiaries with nonpayment creates risks that go far beyond interrupting poor people’s access to desperately needed grants. The failure of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), which is responsible for Read more >

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Protect the world’s forests by tackling corruption

By Jo Blackman and Elena Gaita First published on EU Observer Corruption is rife in many of the developing countries that supply the EU market with tropical timber. As a key consumer market for tropical timber, and with bilateral agreements in place with many of these developing countries, the EU is uniquely placed to promote Read more >

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