Corruption Watch has been following, and participating in, the developments around the South African Social Security Services and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) since 2013. Cash Paymaster Services has written to us through their attorneys, in a letter dated 10 March 2017. They take exception at certain recent statements our executive director David Lewis has made in the media and have asked us to retract them. They are concerned about the statements’ possible implication of corruption on their part, connected to the social grants debacle. We, in turn, believe the statements have merit and are an important part of the discussion around the payment of social grants, and will not retract them. In the interests of transparency we publish this correspondence on our website. Download CPS’ letter to us. Download our response to CPS. • Image from Black Sash