Social Development

Dangor smells a rat after house break-in

Former Social Development Department director-general Zane Dangor, suspects foul play after several suspects broke into his house and intimidated his children on Monday. Dangor says he received a call from his daughter that two cars had pulled up outside their home. He says his domestic worker approached the men and[…]

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CPS and Sassa ordered to continue paying grants

Sassa and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) must continue paying social grants until another entity which can do so is found, the Constitutional Court ruled on Friday. The declaration of the invalidity of the previous contract between the SA Social Security Agency and CPS would be suspended for 12 months, Justice Johan[…]

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6 dead in Bonteheuwel blaze

A blaze broke at a house in Netreg street in Bonteheuwel in the early hours of Wednesday morning, claiming the lives of six people and leaving six others homeless. Authorities were called to Netreg Street at around 2am after a fire broke out at three houses. “Just after 2am this[…]

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Social workers demand better pay

More than 20,000 social workers from different provinces united this past Monday to stage a march in the streets of Pretoria. The social workers, who marched for better working conditions and salaries, wore t-shirts with words inscribed in red that read ‘save our profession’ and ‘tired of being treated like[…]

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Social development assisting Woodstock family

MEC for Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, has confirmed that the department is providing relief to a Woodstock family, whose home was guttered by a fire on Monday night. Charmain Sollons and her family were left destitute by a blaze that ripped through their apartment, and which[…]

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