Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has extended some grant payments until the end of the year after a government gazette was published on Wednesday. The new directives issued by Zulu mean that beneficiaries who either claim the temporary disability or temporary care dependency grants will be able to receive cash[…]
A number of new directives have been published to update South Africa’s lockdown rules. These include the re-opening of old age homes as well as pre-schools. The country is waiting in anticipation to hear whether President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce the move down to lockdown level 1 later this week,[…]
Government’s announcement that it is considering the introduction of a basic income grant has sparked debate, with some wondering how it would be implemented in order to address the country’s poverty levels. Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu announced last week that the grant would assist South Africans between the ages[…]
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has dismissed “the false allegations in the media” that the department intends to prohibit the distribution of food parcels and cooked food to households and communities most in need of humanitarian relief during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. “The Non-Profit Organisations [NPO] Act, which the department[…]
Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu says no South African must be left hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Zulu held a briefing on the department’s COVID-19 programmes. Following complaints that food parcels don’t reach some communities, the minister appealed for a stronger effort to cater to the poor. More than[…]
Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu will not respond to former finance minister Trevor Manuel’s letter to her. “I am not responding to this matter any more. I believe I have already clarified my views,” she said. In his letter, published in City Press, Manuel took issue with her claim[…]
The following letter was written by former finance minister, Trevor Manuel in response to claims made by minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu. Dear Minister Lindiwe Zulu, You may have observed that I refrained from commenting on the events of the past week. I have been contacted by at[…]
Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has explained her anger during a sitting of Parliament on Thursday, The Sunday Independent reported. “We’ve been insulted, we’ve been made to feel like there’s absolutely nothing we have done for this country, we’ve been made to feel like we’re just a bunch of[…]
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