Civil rights group Black Sash says it was unable to oppose the extension of Sassa's controversial contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).
The Constitutional Court has granted Sassa a six month extension of its contract with CPS.
Black Sash explains that Sassa did not present any other service provider options to take over social grant payments.
The organisation's Hoodah Abrahams-Fayker says Black Sash will closely monitor how social grants beneficiaries are affected by the CPS cash payments, the transition to SA Post Office, and the tender process.
We didn't have a choice... unfortunately everyone was put in a corner.— Hoodah Abrahams-Fayker, Black Sash National Advocacy Manager
Black Sash didn't directly oppose the application because Sassa did not present any other options to the court as to how cash payments could be made.— Hoodah Abrahams-Fayker, Black Sash National Advocacy Manager
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'We couldn't oppose extended CPS deal because Sassa didn't present alternatives'