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SASSA Statement on future Grant Payment System

 SASSA has been inundated with concerns regarding what happens after the current social grant payment contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) expires at the end of March. This is understandable, given the fact that the ConCourt declared the current contract invalid but however, suspended the invalidity declaration. The Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini subsequently set up a task team to look at the modalities of a system in which SASSA takes over the payment of social grants in-house. Social grant beneficiaries will continue to be paid as usual and on time even beyond April 2017 and there will be no disruptions to the system, given the sterling work of the task team.