Cash Paymaster Services demands new contract to fulfill 'constitutional obligation'
'There is no point in telling my client that it has a void contract. My client has walked down this road before. It has seen that movie and it doesn’t want to see [it] again'
Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) concedes it has a “constitutional” obligation to distribute social grants after March 31 if there is no other entity able to provide the service‚ but it demands that a new contract be concluded between itself and the SA Social Security Service (Sassa). Alfred Cockrell SC for CPS told the Constitutional Court that CPS accepts it cannot just walk away without ensuring that social grants will be distributed to the 17 million beneficiaries who depend on them.