FULL BRIEFING: Social Development minister gives SASSA update

2017-03-05 08:29

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and Sassa have accepted responsibility for failing to ensure that the agency is ready to take over payment of social grants and an agreement over a payment plan has been reached.

This was revealed in Sassa's follow up report to the Constitutional Court, which was filed on Thursday and received by the court on Friday.

Sassa, Social Development and Cash Paymaster Services came to an agreement over a payment plan on Friday. Read more here.

"The minister and Sassa accept responsibility for Sassa's inability to deliver the system deliverables set out in the progress report," the papers read.

The report serves to update the court on what both Sassa and the Department of Social Development have done since they filed their first progress report to the court on November 5, 2015, when they assured the court that they would take over the payment of social grants by March 2017.

In its latest report Sassa told the court that at the time, its officials believed that the plan disclosed to the court was ambitious but that they could implement it. Watch here as Dlamini gives an update:

Read more on:    sassa  |  cps  |  bathabile dlamini  |  social development
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