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The Standing Committee on Public Accounts wants former Sassa CEO Pearl Bhengu to appear before it to explain how almost R16m was irregularly spent on three events in KwaZulu-Natal.
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.
The Constitutional Court has not taken kindly to the shenanigans of former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa acting CEO Pearl Bhengu in the drawn-out social grants saga.
Sassa has less than a month to fully migrate core components of the grants scheme from Cash Paymaster Services, as ordered by the Constitutional Court, to the Post Office.
The South African Social Security Agency has appointed Abraham Mahlangu as acting CEO, replacing Pearl Bhengu who had requested to be sent back to her provincial post in KwaZulu-Natal, Fin24 can confirm.
Embattled Minister in the Presidency for women Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa acting CEO Pearl Bhengu have been given a deadline to explain why they should not foot the bill for the CPS contract extension.
Sassa's contingency plan to manage the cash component of the social grants system was only work in progress, acting CEO Pearl Bhengu has explained in court papers.
Acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bhengu has revealed the Constitutional Court will rule on the agency's request to extend the Cash Paymaster Services contract by six months.
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