CPS assures it will pay out social grants on April 1

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The Court then failed to get an answer from the CPS about how much it would charge for distributing social grants if it concludes a new contract with the SASSA.

The IMC was established a year ago and it includes the Ministers of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini and Finance Pravin Gordhan as co-chairpersons.

The court ruled that Sacca and CPS are under a constitutional obligation to ensure that payments are processed at the beginning of April. "It is for this reason that we have worked so hard since 1994 to ensure that we bring millions of our poor and vulnerable citizens into the social security net", Zuma said.

In a long-awaited ruling, the Constitutional Court extended the contract between the state social security agency (Sassa) and the private company Cash Paymaster Services (SPC), which it is subcontracted for the payment of the aid, for one year.

Zuma said the Court has given clear directives on the extension of the grants distribution and the parameters within which the government must operate in this regard.

He added that he had directed the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Comprehensive Social Security to ensure that the order of the court was implemented efficiently and diligently and in its entirety.

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Segalwe says, "She was going to focus on the apparent undue delays on the part of Sassa and Social Development to implement the decision of the Constitutional Court".

The court ordered that the terms and conditions of the contract shall contain adequate safeguards to ensure that personal data of grant beneficiaries remains private and may not be used for any goal other than the payment of grants.

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, who is close to South African President Jacob Zuma, has been under fire for several weeks for not having anticipated the end of the contract and found an alternative solution.

This is why the DA has already requested Parliament to act and called for an ad hoc committee to be established to investigate the role of the Minister in the creation of this crisis, the continuation of grant payments and the way forward in order to avoid any further crises to this vital lifeline.

One in three South Africans depend on these payments.

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