Social development minister lashes out at CPS


Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu tells journalists in Cape Town on 24 May 2017 why she called abuse Karabo Mokoena weak.


JOHANNESBURG – Social development minister Susan Shabangu has lashed out at Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), the company currently in charge of distributing social grants.

The minister said certain companies are trying to “claw back” a stake in the social grants sector.

Shabangu wants to protect beneficiaries from misinformation about pay points and social grant cards and has recruited traditional leaders to run a public information campaign.

“There is someone who is refusing to go away. And there is someone who is really in breach of the court agreement because the ConCourt agreement is about CPS must be out of the space come end of September,” Shabangu said.

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Shabangu is also mopping up misinformation about cash pay points.

“Our beneficiaries must have access to their pay point within a five-kilometre radius,” she said.

She said the ongoing swap from the Sassa Grindrod to Sassa Post Office cards has opened up space for dirty tricks.

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For the full report on the scams and the new Sassa cards watch the video above.

For clarity, beneficiaries can call SASSA on 0800 60 10 11, or visit their nearest SASSA office or go to