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bathabiledlaminiCape Times reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) wants Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini's powers over the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) to be curtailed.  

This comes days after Thokozani Magwaza's tenure as Sassa chief executive came to an end, following death threats and allegations he had been pressured to quit while negotiating a partnership with the SA Post Office on the distribution of social grants next year.  Nehawu spokesperson Khaya Xaba said on Thursday that Dlamini was “hell-bent on destabilising the social development sector through her interference with the day-to-day management of operations.  This situation has spread to the National Development Agency (NDA), which is on the brink of collapse.”  Xaba said the union was calling on Parliament to amend the Social Security Act to strengthen governance at Sassa.

  • Read this report by Mayibongwe Maqhina in full at Cape Times
  • See too, New acting Sassa CEO raises eyebrows, at Moneyweb

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