Sassa wants CPS contract to be extended

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File: Sassa and Sapo have agreed to a hybrid system to pay social grants to millions of beneficiaries.

File: Sassa and Sapo have agreed to a hybrid system to pay social grants to millions of beneficiaries.

JOHANNESBURG - Sassa wants another extension of its contract with Cash Paymaster Services.

It’s asking the Constitutional Court to extend the contract by six months.

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Sassa says this will give the Post Office enough time to take over social grant payments.

In 2017, the Constitutional Court granted Sassa a 12-month extension, allowing the agency time to find an alternative to CPS.

That deadline expires at the end of March.