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Former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini must still be held accountable for the South African Social Security Agency grant payment fiasco, the DA has said, reacting to the Public Protector's findings.
Cash Paymaster Services is adamant the South African Social Services Agency unduly benefited from a service for which they did not pay, OFM reports.
Minister for Women in the Presidency Bathabile Dlamini declared only a stock portfolio of R21 081, and part of a property in the latest register of members interests – which is not nearly enough to cover her hundreds of thousands in legal costs
The judgment by the Constitutional Court does not exonerate former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini from blame for the social grants fiasco. Here's what the judges said and what happens next.
Cash Paymaster Services has again asked the Constitutional Court to give direction on outstanding money it claims the South African Social Security Agency owes it since April.
Grindrod is seeking to retain as many as possible of the 5.4 million bank accounts it’s set to lose following South Africa’s decision to appoint a new distributor of welfare grants, tempting recipients with affordable banking services.
Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has filed her latest monthly report to the Constitutional Court, indicating her department's progress in finding an alternative to Cash Paymaster Services' cash portion of the scheme before the September 30 deadline.
Net 1 UEPS Technologies has asked the chief justice to order the welfare agency to release money to Cash Paymaster Services, after CPS said it would struggle to keep operating amid a dispute over fees.
In a letter, CPS says it has not been able to successfully invoice Sassa since April 1 for various reasons and has therefore received no new payments from Sassa.
New social development minister Susan Shabangu has suspended Sassa's current tender processes to find a new service provider to replace Cash Paymaster Services, court papers have shown.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has ordered Cash Paymaster Services to pay back an amount of R316m back to the South African Social Services Agency.
Social grant beneficiaries are still having to travel long distances to collect their grants in cash, as the new payment system develops, says the Black Sash.
The Constitutional Court has ruled that former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini is personally liable for 20% of costs of last year's SA Social Security Agency debacle.
The South African Social Security Agency is stepping up its plan to migrate the remaining 1.1 million beneficiaries still dependent on cash grants to the new system.
More than 1.8 million social grants beneficiaries have been migrated to the new gold SA Social Security Agency card, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Comprehensive Social Security has announced.
The South African Social Security Agency says plans are afoot to ensure that Cash Paymaster Services no longer have a presence in their offices come the end of July.
The independent panel report on the social grants matter headed by the office of the Auditor General, says the South African Social Security Agency's plan to migrate cash beneficiaries away from CPS is not yet clear.
"Essentially, CPS is attempting to create yet another crisis, risking the well-being of 2.8 million social grant recipients, to force government's hand to pay them more money," DA MP Bridget Masango has said.
Minister for Social Development Susan Shabangu has promised that South African Social Security Agency grants will continue to be paid and that their obligations to the Constitutional Court will be met.
Former minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini and acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bhengu say they should not be ordered to pay costs in the social grants saga as they have always acted in good faith.
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