The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment after hearing an application brought by NGO Black Sash as concerns grow that social grants may not be paid on 1 April.
The Black Sash's Evashnee Naidu says the organisation is mostly satisfied with how proceedings unfolded on Wednesday.
We're a bit disappointed that the judgement has been reserved. The ConCourt need to look at the decision of whether they extend the CPS contract or allow a new contract to be negotiated.— Evashnee Naidu, KZN regional manager of Black Sash
The Black Sash has argued that the ConCourt should have oversight over the negotiation and implementation of a new or extended contract.
Naidu explains that granting the ConCourt jurisdiction will help avoid any other crisis involving social grants payments.
Sassa will agree to a new contract drafted by the court or an extension of the contract, as long as it is in place for at least 12 months to allow a bidding process to be completed.
The court is expected to hand down judgment, possibly this week, as the current CPS contract expires in less than a fortnight.
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