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Daily Podcast – March 14, 2018


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Daily Podcast – March 14, 2018

14th March 2018

By: Paige Müller
Creamer Media Reporter


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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Paige Muller.
Making headlines: Ramaphosa meets chief executives at State-owned companies, Sassa admits there is no feasible contingency plan for cash payments of social grants And, Trollip says Malema is trying to gain favour with the ANC

Ramaphosa meets chief executives at State-owned companies


President Cyril Ramaphosa held brief discussions yesterday with CEOs of a number of State-owned companies.

In his State of the Nation Address, the president said the government would intervene decisively to stabilise and revitalise the SOE’s. 


The Presidency said corporate governance challenges, fragmentation of the work of the SOEs and lack of alignment between the SOEs and delivery priorities of government were some of the issues raised by the President.


Sassa admits there is no feasible contingency plan for cash payments of social grants

The South African Social Security Agency's contingency plan to manage the cash component of the social grants system was only work in progress, its acting CEO has said.

The Constitutional Court last week demanded that both Sassa and the South African Post Office clarify the contingency measures put in place to deal with the payment of social grants.

This, after acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bhengu told journalists last Thursday of a potential plan to assist with cash payments, should the court rule against extending the contract of current invalid service provider CPS.


Trollip says Malema is trying to gain favour with the ANC

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip has accused EFF leader Julius Malema of trying to pay penance to gain favour with the ANC.           

Trollip wrote a three-page open letter to Malema, lashing out at the EFF leader on his mission to remove the mayor in a proposed motion of no confidence, scheduled for April.

Trollip held no punches in his letter, saying that Malema's 'threats' to the DA were a mistake.

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