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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 >

Corruption Watch wants bid payment to CPS set aside

First published in Business Day Lobby group Corruption Watch is seeking a court 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. Following previous court action, the Net1 subsidiary is already having to rebid for one 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 >

No consciences in social grant fraud

A nursing sister at a provincial hospital is alleged to be receiving a child support grant for a child that does not exist. Through a connection at the home affairs department, presumably, the nurse managed to get a birth certificate made for this “child” so she could be eligible to receive a child support grant. Read more >

SAPS must investigate SASSA tender

Corruption Watch is prepared to take further action based on the Constitutional Court’s findings that declared illegal and invalid the award of a R10-billion contract by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS). Welcoming the Constitutional Court’s judgment, Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis said he was pleased that the Read more >

SAPS must investigate SASSA tender

Corruption Watch has called for a police investigation into the R10-billion social grant tender awarded by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to a private company, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), for the distribution of social grants to around 15-million beneficiaries. The organisation's executive director David Lewis said: “The South African law enforcement authorities must now Read more >

CW in ConCourt again for R10-billion tender

Corruption Watch appears in the Constitutional Court again today, in the tender dispute between AllPay Consolidated Investments Holdings and others v the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and others. The case was brought before the Constitutional Court by losing bidder Allpay, which disputed the awarding of a R10-billion tender by Sassa to a private Read more >