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CPS asks us to retract statements

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 Read more >

The real risks behind SA’s social grant payment crisis

By Andries du Toit First published on The Conversation Africa The dispute hovering over South Africa’s social grant system and threatening millions of vulnerable beneficiaries with nonpayment creates risks that go far beyond interrupting poor people’s access to desperately needed grants. The failure of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), which is responsible for Read more >

Parliament grills Sassa for answers

The executive leadership of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) endured the hot seat in Parliament recently to answer questions on the financial health of the agency and its spending history in the 2015/16 financial year. The agency logged a total of R1.1-billion in irregular expenditure, Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) was Read more >

Sassa still ducking and diving

Corruption Watch has learned of the resignation of a senior executive at the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) who was linked to the alleged irregular payment to (CPS) of almost R317-million. This amount was for the re-registration of grant recipients. Frank Earl tendered his registration several weeks ago in what a reliable source to Read more >

Net1 Responds to CW’s Notice of Motion

Last week we reported that Corruption Watch has approached the High Court for an order to set aside a R317-million payment by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), the company administering the payment of social grants. Now Net1, CPS's parent company, has responded. Read Net1's statement below:    Net Read more >

CW goes to court to review Sassa’s payment of R317-million to CPS

Corruption Watch has asked the High Court to set aside the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Virginia Petersen’s decision to make a payment of R317-million to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), a subsidiary of Net1 UEPS Technologies Incorporated, a company incorporated in the US and listed on Nasdaq and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. “The Read more >

Still no resolution for Sassa grants tender

The legal woes surrounding South Africa’s multi-billion rand social grant tender are far from over. The deadline for submissions for the South African Social Security Agency’s (Sassa) social grants tender has been suspended, which means the country is no closer to getting a new distributor of grants. This is despite a Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruling Read more >