‘CPS hasn’t reduced operational capacity to deliver grants’

Net1 has also reiterated its commitment to helping Sassa during the interim payment period.

FILE: A Sassa card. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - As the Constitutional Court prepares to deliver judgment on the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) crisis, the board of Net1 has released a statement giving the assurance that its unit - Cash Paymaster Service (CPS) - has not reduced its operational capacity to deliver grants.

Net1 has also reiterated its commitment to helping Sassa during the interim payment period.

On Wednesday, the court heard a full day of argument in the urgent application over how the agency can ensure that 17 million grant beneficiaries are paid, come 1 April.

The current, invalid contract with CPS expires at the end of March.

Justices were unimpressed by the explanations presented by Sassa and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini about why the payment crisis wasn’t resolved months or even years ago.

Judgment will be handed down on Friday at 10am.