At a time when so much attention and outrage is being directed at corruption, particularly in relation to state procurement, it’s worth keeping an eye out for the next chapter in the long-running court drama involving the distribution of social grants, the department of social development, the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).

As with any number of scandals that have dogged SA over many years, it’s hard to keep track of the complex twists and turns and multiple actors involved, but let’s try for a summary of the facts...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now