Sassa off to ConCourt to extend CPS contract

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has failed to arrive to answer questions from Members of Parliament (MPs) about what will happen when the department's contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) ends in March.

South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) told Parliament that they will continue using CPS to ensure that social grants payments are not disrupted.

The agency says it will approach the Constitutional Court to extend its contract with CPS.

The ConCourt had ruled that tender awarded to CPS was unlawful in 2014.

Sassa and Social Development had previously promised that everything will be in order when its contract with CPS ends.

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