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Welfare Minister Bathabile Dlamini. (Netwerk24)
Welfare Minister Bathabile Dlamini. (Netwerk24)

Cape Town - Welfare Minister Bathabile Dlamini denied she was responsible for failing to ensure plans are in place to dispense welfare grants to more more than 17 million people when an existing disbursement contract with Net 1 UEPS Technologies ends on March 31.

She assured recipients that payments won’t be disrupted.

While Net 1’s contract was ruled invalid by the Constitutional Court in 2014, the welfare agency failed to appoint a replacement to comply with the court ruling and it is currently negotiating a new contract with the company’s Cash Paymaster Services unit, potentially circumventing the earlier court order.

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