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[WATCH] ConCourt ruling on social grant payments

Black Sash asked the court to take oversight of a new deal which will ensure the payment of social grants to millions of South Africans.

Constitutional Court of South Africa. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court has delivered its verdict in the case brought by NGO Black Sash asking it to take oversight of a new deal which will ensure the payment of social grants to millions of South Africans.

In 2014 the highest court in the land declared the Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) contract invalid. The contract expires at the end of March.

The Constitutional Court requested Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini account for the controversy surrounding the payout of social grants.

During court proceedings, the department proposed that Sassa extended its current contract with CPS, or draw up a new one for at least 18 months.

Judges were unimpressed with the excuses that Sassa and the minister presented this week about why the payment crisis wasn’t resolved several months or even years ago.

WATCH: Proceedings in the Constitutional Court

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