'3 million people affected by Shabangu's suspension of Sassa tender process'

The South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) grant's debacle is still making headlines - but for all the wrong reasons. There has been a resolution that the SA Post Office will take over the administration of the funds using the current cards and new post office cards.

The cash payment aspect still needs to be resolved, as Minister Susan Shabangu has suspended the tender and has informed the Constitutional Court that she is mindful of the 30 September deadline.

The Black Sash was instrumental in bringing this case to the fore.

READ: Sassa to answer to ConCourt

Speaking to Ray White on The Midday Report, Director of Black Sash, Lynette Maart said in March when the Constitutional Court ruled it had extended the Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) contract by six months to September 2018.

The reason for that extension is so that Sassa can get its house in order in terms of appointing a service provider for the cash payments. There are about just under 3 million people affected by this arrangement. Most of them are from deep rural areas where there is no footprint of a bank, an ATM or even a post office close by.

Lynette Maart, Director of Black Sash

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