D-day for Sassa as grants crisis persists


File image: Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini at the first Sassa Anti-corruption Conference on November 4, 2013 in Centurion.

JOHANNESBURG – The details of a plan between SASSA and the South African Post Office  (Sapo) needs to be presented to the Constitutional Court today.

Sassa and Scopa entered into an agreement last week but details around this deal are yet to be announced. The Constitutional Court ruled that the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) hand over the distribution of grants from CPS in 2018.

The South African Post Office was tipped to be the obvious choice but at a briefing a few weeks ago, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said they were not capable of doing so.

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Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini was found to have obstructed Sassa at every turn to find a new payment system service.

Parliament intervened and ordered that Treasury investigate whether Sapo was able to distribute the grants and its report was handed to the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC).

Only the IMC is now commenting on the matter. 

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