Talking Point 22.2.2017 12:55 pm

The real risks behind SA’s social grant payment crisis

Sassa has created a crisis that threatens to deliver social grant recipients on a silver platter into the hands of loan sharks.

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 real risks behind SA’s social grant payment crisis
The real risks behind SA’s social grant payment crisis

The real risks behind SA’s social grant payment crisis

Sassa has created a crisis that threatens to deliver social grant recipients on a silver platter into the hands of loan sharks.

Mathews Phosa has never been more disgusted with the ANC
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Mathews Phosa has never been more disgusted with the ANC

The former premier wrote on Sunday he won’t be buried in the same graveyard as the current ANC leadership, and is speaking out because ‘silence is connivance’.
Africa must discard borrowed robes and embrace its rich culture
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Africa must discard borrowed robes and embrace its rich culture

One of the ways it can overcome problems of underdevelopment is by using its abundant linguistic and cultural resources.
Molefe’s ascent ‘a reminder of apartheid’s last gasp’
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Molefe’s ascent ‘a reminder of apartheid’s last gasp’

Many are speculating that Molefe will first become deputy minister of finance before taking the top job. To Alec Hogg, it seems all too familiar.
How SA can turn the rising tide against vigilantism
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How SA can turn the rising tide against vigilantism

Having a state that’s more effective in the fight against crime would be a good start.
What ‘decolonised education’ should and shouldn’t mean
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What ‘decolonised education’ should and shouldn’t mean

What would it mean if students actually got their wish for decolonised tuition?
Zuma’s speech was full of ‘alternative facts’ rather than a reflection of reality
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Zuma’s speech was full of ‘alternative facts’ rather than a reflection of reality

Zuma and Gordhan represent the country’s two main warring political blocs: patronage versus prudence.
How strong family ties play a role in sex trafficking in Nigeria
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How strong family ties play a role in sex trafficking in Nigeria

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ANC never thought whites would claim land – Front National
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ANC never thought whites would claim land – Front National

Giving reasons for why land reform has failed for black people, the right-wing party says it ‘surprised’ the ANC by putting in its own claims.
‘Business class’ jet-setting Malema, Ndlozi pic sparks debate
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‘Business class’ jet-setting Malema, Ndlozi pic sparks debate

Travelling in style to Cuba costs a lot of money. When the EFF does it, though, it can set tongues wagging and divide opinion.
‘Julius Malema, they have land, but they have nothing’
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‘Julius Malema, they have land, but they have nothing’

The leader of SA’s biggest minority-rights union has used a personal story to challenge the EFF’s view that the transfer of land can solve poverty.