'Pay back the money.' Is this the end of the road for Cash Paymaster Services?

Cash Paymaster Services' (CPS) has lost its last bid to avoid paying back government R316 million.

The Constitution Court has rejected CPS's application for leave to appeal the Supreme Court of Appeals judgment that it repays the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa).

CPS was contracted by the Department of Social Development to distribute Sassa grants and it overcharged on its contract by invoicing Sassa extra for registering children, which it later appealed.

Nickolaus Bauer speaks to Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis.

Cash Paymaster has to pay back R316 million plus interest - which by now will mean the payment will be about R500 million.

David Lewis, Executive Director - Corruption Watch

We don't have the power and the resources to mount a complex criminal investigation.

David Lewis, Executive Director - Corruption Watch

Somebody at the Ministry of Social Development or Sassa at the time was induced to make these administrative irregularities in favour of CPS.

David Lewis, Executive Director - Corruption Watch

Listen to the full interview below...


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