Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has appeared before Parliament to give an update on the progress made on social grant payouts over the last two weeks.
On Monday, Dlamini announced that Sassa will put out to tender three of the four services required for grant payments because the Post Bank can't provide them.
EWN Reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger says the SA Post Office has told Parliament that if it is not allowed to provide all four services, it will not enter into a contract with Sassa.
On the other hand, Minister Bathabile Dlamini is adamant that she will not deviate from the evaluation committee's findings - that the Post office doesn't have the capacity to handle all four.
Bathabile Dlamini has repeated what she said on Friday in East London that she intends on putting out a tender for the remaining parts of the contract because the Post Office cannot handle.— Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter
Mark Barnes says that what Bathabile Dlamini is saying is not true...— Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter
Zohra Dawood, Professional Associate at Zamyn Foundation says it is time the President made a robust decision that the minister should go because there's been a series of mishaps and missteps on this issue.
In her personal view, Dawood says she would like to see a vote of no confidence against minister Dlamini.
This is a self-inflicted deadlock because the Minister has been insisting on maintaining such an enormous control over the process.— Zohra Dawood, Professional Associate at Zamyn Foundation
She is not fit for purpose. She is not fit to have oversight over the lives of 18 odd million South Africans, it's time the Minister was removed from office.— Zohra Dawood, Professional Associate at Zamyn Foundation
Only three credible explanations for #SASSA debacle. Someone was bribed, or SASSA and Minister are catastrophically incompetent - or both.— Pierre de Vos (@pierredevos) October 31, 2017
SAPO CEO Mark Barnes says the CSRI report has 218 performance indicators for #SASSA contract, SAPO only failed 8 saying its a "97% pass".— Bulelani Phillip (@BulelaniPhillip) October 31, 2017
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