Sassa: Cancelling of workstreams' contract not reflection of work done

Sassa chief executive Thokozani Magwaza has terminated their contract following a determination by Treasury that their appointment two years ago was irregular.

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CAPE TOWN - The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) says cancelling the contract of its advisory workstreams is in no way a reflection of the work they produced.

Sassa chief executive Thokozani Magwaza has terminated their contract following a determination by Treasury that their appointment two years ago was irregular.

Sassa spokesperson Paseka Letsatsi says Magwaza had no choice but to act.

The workstreams which reported directly to Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini have cost the agency millions but failed to assist Sassa in meeting a Constitutional Court deadline in March to take over the payment of grants.

Letsatsi says: “It does not mean that the job that they have done is useless, that job has been presented to the organisation and the organisation has to take it from there.”

The minister’s spokesperson Lumka Oliphant did not want to comment on the termination of the workstreams, saying that the minister was still awaiting a full report on the matter from the Sassa chief executive.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)