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Covid-19 has worsened an already tough situation

Tsietsi Willem Moshebi Lockdown has been an experience that I will never forget, with the coronavirus being the reason for the deaths of many people around the world. People like myself and millions others nationwide were vulnerable even before Covid-19 came and disrupted lives. I have been without a job for more than a decade Read more >

Government announces new measures to help struggling SA

By Thato Mahlangu Billions will be made available to help South Africa get back on its feet, said President Cyril Ramaphosa in an address to the nation on 21 April 2020. Ramaphosa said that additional funding of R20-billion will be allocated to municipalities for the provision of emergency water supply and increased sanitisation of public transport Read more >

Fear and uncertainty in mining communities

Guest contributor I have asked people in my community and some of our mining stakeholders to illustrate briefly, in five lines, how Covid-19 has impacted their professional and personal lives, or even their mental health and well-being.  I have received a few WhatsApps, voice notes, phone calls and emails – some more detailed that others. Read more >

Covid-19 and a tale of two countries

Pearl Nicodemus It has been seven days [at the time of writing] into the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the country seems to be steadying into the stringent conditions set out by government. With almost a million recorded cases globally, many countries have gone into a tailspin, putting measures in place Read more >

Ordinary people are real heroes too

Guest contributor As I sit here pondering about recent events and my experiences, I can’t help but enjoy this silence. Before I learned the term ‘social distancing’, my neighbourhood was fairly busy and one could hear cars and motorbikes speeding down Beyers Naude drive until the early hours of the morning. These past few weeks Read more >

End of the road for CPS, says Corruption Watch

Corruption Watch celebrates the final decision of the Constitutional Court to dismiss the Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) application for leave to appeal the Supreme Court of Appeal judgment that ordered them to repay R316-million to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). This relates to the matter brought by Corruption Watch against CPS concerning the Read more >

CPS takes battle over Sassa millions to ConCourt

Former social grants distributor Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) has taken its battle against Corruption Watch and Sassa to the Constitutional Court in a continued effort to avoid paying back R316-million paid to the company in respect of a variation agreement with the social services agency in 2015. The agreement was ruled invalid by the North Read more >

CW goes to Supreme Court in CPS R316m appeal

Corruption Watch will be in attendance at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on 10 September 2019, in an appeal to the North Gauteng High Court judgment in March 2018 that ordered Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to repay R316-million to the South Africa Social Services Agency. CPS was refused leave to appeal by the High Read more >

Dlamini to personally pay 20% of applicants’ legal costs

Barely a month after the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) held that the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and its acting CEO should be liable for costs relating to a second contract extension with grants distributor Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), the same court has now handed down unanimous judgment on then social development minister Bathabile Dlamini’s Read more >