[WATCH] ConCourt heard arguments from parties involved in social grants crisis

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) explained why the interim contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) should be allowed.

Black Sash wants ConCourt to play an oversight role if Sassa signs deal to deliver social grants with CPS.

Court has adjourned.

Watch recorded proceedings at the ConCourt on Wednesday:


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Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza says he isn't aware of a tiff between himself and Minister Bathabile Dlamini after taking sick leave.

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CPS criticizes the South African Post Office's (Sapo) abilities to take over the Sassa payments.

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Cash Paymaster Services says it has reached an agreement with Sassa, and social grants will be paid beginning of April.

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John Maytham interviews AmaBhungane investigative journalist Craig McKune.

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