Has a New Contract Been Signed to Pay South Africa's Grants?
The five-year contract with Cash Payment Services, which began in February 2012, was declared invalid by the Constitutional Court in 2014. The court however suspended its ruling, to ensure that recipients would continue receiving payments until the social security agency was due to take over this year.
DA, 12 March 2017
The DA has received confirmation from the Department of Social Development to our application, in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), confirming that no new… Read more »
DA, 9 March 2017
The DA will write to the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, to demand that the new contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) be made public. Read more »
South Africa: Dept Welcomes Concourt Request for Grants Info
News24Wire, 8 March 2017
The department of social development on Wednesday welcomed the Constitutional Court's request for more information about the social grants crisis. Read more »
Daily Maverick, 7 March 2017
The Department of Social Development and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) have gone to great lengths to avoid asking the Constitutional Court for help to ensure that social… Read more »
The government wants to move the social grant payment system away from a private firm whose contract was declared invalid and that expires in March, back to the South African ... Read more »
The SA Social Security Agency has denied that it will approach the Constitutional Court to request an extension of an illegal contract with Cash Paymaster Services - which ... Read more »