The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) intends to recover “every cent which is owed” by former grant payment company Cash Paymaster Services, a spokesperson says. Paseka Letsatsi told GroundUp on Tuesday that the liquidation of CPS, ordered by the North Gauteng High Court on October 16, would not absolve the[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Embattled Minister in the Presidency for women Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa acting CEO Pearl Bhengu have been given until Monday to explain why they should not foot the bill for the CPS contract extension. Last month, the Constitutional Court gave Dlamini and Bhengu until Monday to explain, via affidavits, why[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The Constitutional court has asked why Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini should not have to pay legal costs. Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng had strong words for Dlamini‚ suggesting “absolute incompetence” and saying she did not do her job by not finding out that SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) could not pay[…]
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[…]
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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