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A date is yet to be set for the start of the inquiry into whether Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini should be held personally liable for the legal costs incurred in the social grants debacle by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). In June, the Constitutional Court found it could not make an "adverse" order against the minister on the basis of allegations that had not been tested. Instead, the court ruled that an inquiry be set up to determine whether she should pay. In August‚ the court appointed retired Judge Bernard Ngoepe as the arbiter in the inquiry. On Thursday‚ Ngoepe’s spokesperson‚ Pearl Seopela‚ said: "At this stage, the judge is waiting to hear from the Constitutional Court regarding logistics. Other than that‚ he cannot comment on the matter." The Black Sash Trust‚ which is a party in the matter‚ said it was in the process of finalising a list of witnesses it will be calling when the inquiry resumes. Among issues Ngoepe will be investigating‚ is ...

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