An amaBhungane investigation has shown that Net 1 uses its subsidiary Cash Paymaster Services’ (CPS) social grant contract as a secret backdoor to get grant beneficiaries’ information, something which was always forbidden.
It's alleged that Net 1 then uses the information to make billions selling loans, insurance and other financial products to beneficiaries.
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Net 1’s executive chairman Serge Belamant continues to deny this, investigative reporter Craig McKune explains.
McKune adds that President Jacob Zuma has displayed woeful ignorance on the matter.
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