The SA Social Security Agency has asked the Constitutional Court to extend its contract with Cash Paymaster Services to distribute social grants until September
The contract Sassa currently has with CPS was declared invalid by the Constitutional Court‚ but it extended it to the end of March after the agency failed to find a new contractor.
The application by Sassa comes after Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini appeared before an inquiry into her role in the social grants saga.
Dlamini has told the inquiry that she is not to blame for the crisis at the agency.
She instead put the blame on former Sassa chief executive Thokozani Magwaza.
Dlamini tried to frustrate grants payments – former Sassa CEO
Magwaza is adamant that Minister Bathabile Dlamini tried to frustrate the process of the agency taking over the payment of social grants.