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Johannesburg - South African Post Office (SAPO) CEO Mark Barnes said the parastatal is “finding it difficult to understand” why it is not tasked with distributing social grants.

South Africa’s social grants are currently under the spotlight as concern grows over whether 17 million recipients will receive their payments next month amid a contract expiry.

In 2014, the Constitutional Court declared the R10bn grant payments tender run by Net1 UEPS’ Cash Paymaster Services as invalid amid irregularities in the awarding of the deal.

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