Sassa wins case lodged by CPS, saves over R1.3 billion

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has saved over R1.3 billion after Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) failed to prove a case it had lodged against the agency. The case lodged by CPS claimed that Sassa had violated a contractual agreement which provided CPS with exclusive access and rights to provide[…]

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Nationwide bus strike drags on

Social Development Minister, Susan Shabangu, explained to Parliament why she suspended a process to get a new tender to take over grant payments. She refused to sign off on Sassa’s Annual Performance Plan, and wrote to the Constitutional Court to tell them about her decision. Shabangu said that acting Sassa[…]

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ConCourt set to hear Sassa case on CPS contract extension

The Constitutional Court is on Tuesday expected to hear an application by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to extend the Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) contract by six months. Roughly 2.5 million beneficiaries will not get their grant payments if the contract with CPS is not extended, the agency[…]

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Sassa grant-holders finally out of limbo

17 million social grant recipients on Friday morning were finally put out of limbo when the Constitutional Court  ruled that Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) will continue to pay South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) grants on 1 April. This until another entity is contracted to do so. In a much[…]

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Zuma can fire me: Bathabile

Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini said on Sunday that “fraud and corruption is well documented in cash transfer systems throughout the world and South Africa is no different”, adding that grants will be paid on April 1. Dlamini was briefing the media on the Sassa debacle that has left[…]

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Black Sash welcomes legal action against CPS

Advocacy group Black Sash has welcomed the National Minister for Social Development’s announcement that her department, along with the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), would pursue legal action against Cash Paymasters Services (CPS). The move relates to allegations that CPS was conducting unauthorized deductions from the accounts of social[…]

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