CPS contract extended

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File: Justice Johan Froneman said the terms and conditions shall contain adequate safeguards to ensure personal data obtained during the payment process remains private.

File: Justice Johan Froneman said the terms and conditions shall contain adequate safeguards to ensure personal data obtained during the payment process remains private.

JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the social grants case on Friday morning.

The court ruled that the Sassa and CPS contract continue for a year.

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The court ordered CPS to provide detailed account of its finances.

Sassa was also ordered to appoint auditors to evaluate CPS finances.

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has applauded the court for what it calls practical guidance on drafting the contract with CPS:

 

 

Justice Johan Froneman said the terms and conditions shall contain adequate safeguards to ensure personal data obtained during the payment process remains private.

"It may not be used for any purpose other than payments of the grants," he ruled.

Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa must file reports every three months setting out how they will ensure the payment of social grants after the 12-month period.

Rights group Black Sash brought an urgent application asking the court to play an oversight role in the payment crisis.