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Sassa withdraws ConCourt application at eleventh hour

1 March 2017 1:31 PM
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On Tuesday the agency filed for the court to approve the extension of its CPS contract but withdraw after new info came to light.

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has confirmed its withdrawn its Constitutional Court application over its contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).

On Tuesday Sassa filed the notice asking the court to approve the extension of its contract with CPS, as it had no program in place to pay 17 million people at the end of this month.

Spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi explains that they have had to withdraw the application after a stakeholder lodged an urgent application against the organisation.

They will now have to incorporate this newly received information and resubmit a new application.

If we were trying to delay the matter we would not have filed yesterday.

Sassa Spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi

One of the reasons we had filed was because we were confident that whatever we filing will stand the test in the court of law, but we must assure you that we must be sensitive that there is this particular stakeholder that launched this application.

Sassa Spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi

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1 March 2017 1:31 PM
Tags:
SASSA
Sassa beneficiaries