Articles for Daniel Steyn

Black Sash film challenges SASSA’s closure of cash pay points in rural areas

But SASSA says it is inefficient and unsustainable to transport cash to a “handful of people”.


News | 30 November 2023

Here’s how South Africa’s social grant system has changed since 1994

SASSA pays 26-million grants every month


Information | 2 November 2023

Life-saving TB drug is now cheaper in South Africa, but not as cheap as it can be

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to drop the price of bedaquiline to the South African government by more than 40%


News | 27 October 2023

Thabo Bester escape: trial to start in February 2024

Charges against three of the 12 accused have been withdrawn

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Brief | 11 October 2023

Book extract: How Thabo Bester murdered Nomfundo Tyhulu

The Thabo Bester Story is on sale today

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News | 11 October 2023

Child Support Grant must be increased to reduce child poverty, review finds

Government could face court action for failing in its constitutional duty


News | 9 October 2023

Simba granted urgent interdict against striking workers

Allegations of transport deductions are false, says Simba


Brief | 6 October 2023

Old age funding is not keeping pace with our ageing population, report finds

Family Caregiving calls on government to prioritise community-based care services


News | 3 October 2023

Hundreds walk to celebrate recovery from addiction

Only about 1 in 20 South Africans with drug or alcohol problems access treatment

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Photo Essay | 2 October 2023

Postbank board axed over unlawful contracts

Over 600,000 beneficiaries were affected by last week’s system failure, Ministers confirm

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News | 14 September 2023

Here’s what caused the social grant payment “glitch”

Postbank’s legal dispute with “payment switch” software provider sheds light on ongoing technical troubles


News | 14 September 2023

Pensioners are still struggling to access grants, a week after “system glitch”

Black Sash says it’s been inundated with calls

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Brief | 12 September 2023

Cape Town’s long history of struggling for enough water

Science for the People seminar tells the story of the city’s water supply since 1650


News | 12 September 2023

Nandipha Magudumana denied bail

Bloemfontein magistrate says “nothing would stand in her way” to assist Bester escape again


News | 11 September 2023

Fire safety review in Cape Town buildings after tragic Johannesburg fire

Ndifuna Ukwazi and Reclaim the City plan to strengthen fire safety protocols in two buildings occupied by activists


Brief | 6 September 2023