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D-Day for Bathabile Dlamini to explain Sassa crisis to ConCourt

13 March 2017 7:00 AM

ConCourt ordered Social Development Minister to reveal details of new contract between Sassa and CPS to pay social grants.

Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini is due to explain the South African Social Agency's (SASSA) inability to pay social grants to the Constitutional Court by 4pm.

Last week the court ordered Dlamini to give details of the new contract between Sassa and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).

Minister and CPS have confirmed that they have negotiated a new contract which is not signed yet to ensure that social grants are paid on the 1st of April as its existing contract with CPS comes ends month-end.

However, Dlamini has not revealed terms of the new contract.

International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG) researcher and education officer, Nandi Vanqa-Mgijima, says there are several grant holders who reported illegal deductions from their monthly payments.

She explains that CPS was involved in illegal deductions for airtime, electricity, funeral plans and loan repayments.

Listen to Nandi Vanqa-Mgijima explaining corrupt allegations against CPS (Net 1)...

13 March 2017 7:00 AM