Articles for Daniel Steyn

“Today is a waste of time” prosecutor in Thabo Bester case tells court

Pre-trial postponed to 5 June as many of the accused have replaced their lawyers

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News | 21 February 2024

Worst of hiring freeze over, Western Cape health department assures health workers

Budget has been brought back under control, says Dr Keith Cloete


News | 16 February 2024

Old Age Grant is not enough to cover care needs, researchers find

Pensioners often carry households at the expense of their own needs


News | 15 February 2024

Call to stop “catastrophic” health care budget cuts

Western Cape health workers warn of dire consequences if cuts are not reversed


News | 13 February 2024

Officials raise alarm over hiring freeze at Western Cape’s largest hospitals

The freeze was recommended by National Treasury among other austerity measures


News | 31 January 2024

Judge Makhubele finally gives evidence in her conduct Tribunal

Hearing commences four years after complaint was lodged against her


Law | 25 January 2024

Judge Makhubele threatens urgent court application to postpone conduct inquiry

She must be ready to give evidence on Thursday, tribunal rules


Brief | 24 January 2024

Tribunal rejects postponement of Judge Makhubele hearing

Hearings will resume whether or not Makhubele has legal representation, tribunal rules


Brief | 22 January 2024

Recipients blocked from getting R350 grant after fraudsters change their cell numbers

SASSA says the SRD grant has placed a massive burden on the agency and plans to implement new software to help prevent fraud


Brief | 16 January 2024

My children will go to school without shoes, says mother whose child grant has not been paid

SASSA says 150,000 grants have been suspended


News | 10 January 2024

Many child support grant recipients left without money for January

SASSA spokesperson denies there is a problem, but officials speaking anonymously say otherwise

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News | 9 January 2024

South Africa cracks down on Zimbabwean children entering the country to visit their parents

Border Management Authority claims of “human trafficking” of children across the Beitbridge border appear unfounded

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News | 13 December 2023

SASSA cash paypoints to be phased out by April 2024

Black Sash predicts “devastating” effect on grant recipients in rural areas


Brief | 12 December 2023

No sign of accountability for Thabo Bester’s escape

Eight months since the highly publicised Parliamentary hearing, little action has been taken by Parliament or Correctional Services

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Analysis | 11 December 2023

Male murder rate is a national health priority, say researchers

Medical Research Council study has looked at why 87% of people murdered in South Africa are men


News | 8 December 2023

South Africans are living longer, mostly thanks to HIV treatment

Antiretroviral medicines have been a success, but more work is needed to reach United Nations targets

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Science | 1 December 2023