Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has received an offer from the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) which will see the Post Office take over the payments of social grants from Cash Paymaster Systems (CPS).

The offer will come as a relief to the Minister of Social Developments Bathabile Dlamini who originally told Parliament that the deal would be signed by mid-September. She has since missing the deadline been making excuses to avoid appearing before Members of Parliament (MPs) to explain why her department had missed another deadline.

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The offer comes after talks between the Post Office and Sassa were concluded in what has been described as a closed procurement process.

Briefly.co.zalearned from News24.com that Sassa recently missed meeting with its court appointed minders in which the agency was supposed to provide feedback about its progress in terminating its current contract with CPS.

The Constitutional Court appointed a panel of experts and the Auditor General to oversee the process of the social grant payments being transferred from CPS to the Post Office. The panel recently raised concerned that Sassa had fallen behind schedule which could see another social grants payment crisis unfold.

Minister Dlamini said the offer made to the Post Office would not only benefit Sassa but would also help to revive the fortunes of the Post Office. She said the Post Office would act as merchants in areas that the organisation met Sassa’s requirements.

The deal would also help the Post Office to reopen or keep open some of its ailing branches especially in the more rural parts of the country. Dlamini said this promoted Government to Government relationships.

The Constitutional Court ordered Sassa to find and appoint an alternative service provider to take over the payment of more than 17 million social grants from CPS after it ruled that the contract was invalid.

The contract was extended by the Constitutional Court for one year until March 2018 to enable Sassa to find appoint and transfer payments to a new service provider.

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  • Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants

    Post Office receives offer from Sassa to pay social grants