Constitutional Court says Net1 is sabotaging the post office’s efforts to take over welfare payments
Net1’s Cash Paymaster Services, however, says SA Post Office employees tried to enter their premises without prior security arrangements
Net1 UEPS Technology denied the findings by the Constitutional Court’s panel of experts that it is sabotaging the South Africa Post Office’s (Sapo) efforts to take over welfare payments by the end of July.Net1 CEO Herman Kotze responded to five allegations made by the panel against his company’s subsidiary, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), as well as Grindrod Bank.The Constitutional Court’s panel released a report on Tuesday saying it was unlikely Sapo would meet its September 1 deadline to takeover CPS’s South African Social Security Agency’s (Sassa) contract."Sassa reported to the panel that employees or agents of CPS have, in several instances, prevented Sapo from entering the pay points to carry out the card swaps. All Sassa’s regions have reported such incidents of intimidation and attempts to prevent Sapo and Sassa employees from performing their duties at cash paypoints," the report said.According to Kotze, there were "isolated incidents" where CPS employees had refused entry t...
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