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ConCourt holds Sassa accountable for second CPS contract extension

The Constitutional Court today handed down a further judgment in the seemingly never-ending matter of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS). Today’s judgment did not relate to personal costs arising from the Section 38 inquiry, presided over by Judge Bernard Ngoepe, into former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini and Read more >

Net1 to challenge court ruling on R316-million

Net1 UEPS Technologies, the US-based parent company of Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), will challenge a South Gauteng High Court ruling handed down on Friday last week that says its subsidiary must pay back an amount of R316-million paid irregularly by the South African Social Grants Agency (Sassa) in 2014. The company will apply for leave Read more >

CW wins Sassa-CPS court battle over R316m payment

Corruption Watch emerged victorious on Friday when the South Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of the organisation, setting aside a payment of R316-million by the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) to social grant distributor Cash Paymaster Services (CPS). CPS was also ordered to pay back the full amount, with interest, to the state. Read more >

Judgment: CPS must repay Sassa’s R316m plus interest

David-Lewis-Corruption-Watch Corruption Watch (CW) celebrates the judgment handed down today by Judge Moroa Tsoka ordering Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to pay back, in full, the R316 447 361.41 received from the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa), with interest accrued since June 2014 until the date of payment. The organisation was previously in court on Read more >

CW in court to contest Sassa payment of R317-million to CPS

Corruption Watch (CW) is in court today to demand that the decision of the CEO of the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) to pay R317-million to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) be set aside, and that CPS be compelled to pay back this amount. The hearing in the North Gauteng High Court is yet another Read more >

The work that we do

There’s a lot more to Corruption Watch than investigations. In fact, we don’t see ourselves as an investigative agency. We’re an advocacy organisation. Much of our work is focused on policy and legislative work, public education, outreach programmes, campaigns, and raising the public’s awareness of corruption. We believe that only through a concerted effort, with Read more >

South African NGOs question IFC’s investment into Net1

Earlier this week Corruption Watch, Black Sash and Equal Education filed a complaint with the Compliance Advisor / Ombudsman (CAO) of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) regarding the circumstances under which the IFC made a combined equity investment of $107-million in Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc. and its subsidiary, Cash Paymaster Services (Pty) Ltd. The complainants Read more >

Dlamini not off the hook regarding Sassa

Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini has been joined in her personal capacity to the Sassa/Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) case, and the issue of whether she acted in bad faith, when called upon to explain her conduct to the court, will be investigated and resolved. The Constitutional Court ruled this morning that parties must submit feedback Read more >

Sassa turnabout on CW’s legal challenge

The decision by the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) to oppose legal action by Corruption Watch over irregular expenditure incurred in 2015 for the re-registration of beneficiaries by Cash Paymaster Service (CPS) was deemed irrational by the agency, leading to its recent withdrawal from the case. CEO Thokozani Magwaza conceded as much to the Read more >