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Parliament committee summons Minister Dlamini to account for Sassa crisis

PARLIAMENT – Parliament’s watchdog public accounts committee, Scopa, has summoned Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini for questioning on the impending welfare grant crisis. Dlamini was due to brief the committee on Tuesday, along with the South African Social Security Agency, but failed to appear, sending the director-general of social development Zane Dangor instead. Scopa chairman […]

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Sassa seeks new deal with CPS to pay grants

PARLIAMENT – Negotiations to enter into a new contract with Cash Paymaster Services to distribute welfare grants to more than 17-million South Africans will begin on Wednesday, the SA Social Security Agency said on Tuesday. Sassa’s project manager Zodwa Mvulwani told Parliament’s watchdog public accounts committee the controversial approach to CPS would technically entail a […]

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SASSA wants Concourt to “suspend invalidity” of CPS contract to ensure social grants are paid

PARLIAMENT, February 1 (ANA) – The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) confirmed it would be approaching the Constitutional Court soon to ask that they suspend the invalidity of its contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), which distributes social grants to close to 18 million South Africans. Raphaahle Ramokgopa, the executive manager for strategy and […]