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South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Pearl Bengu says the agency believes that Net1 subsidiary Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) will accept it has a moral duty to continue distributing cash to 2.5-million social-grant beneficiaries until September 30 2018. On Tuesday, Sassa applied to the Constitutional Court for an extension of the suspension of invalidity of Sassa’s contract with CPS for six months from March 31. The application envisaged a considerable reduction in CPS’s involvement. "CPS is to continue to provide cash payment services to the social-grant beneficiaries of Sassa who receive their social grants by way of cash payments without personal identification numbers on an interim basis and on the same terms and conditions as to payment as those currently in place between CPS and Sassa for the period 1 April 2018 up until 30 September 2018," Sassa said in its application. By the end of September Sassa hoped to transfer this work to whoever was awarded its recently i...

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