SASSA accuses CPS of misleading South Africans
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SASSA accuses CPS of misleading South Africans

Cash Paymaster Services has had its social grants payment contract with the state declared unlawful by the Constitutional Court.

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The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has accused Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) of misleading the public, claiming the company has told some South Africans that its card is the new social grants card.

 

SASSA claims CPS gathered residents in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, on Friday to hand out cards with loans.

 

The agency, along with its new service provider the South African Post Office (SAPO), earmarked this weekend to furnish grant recipients with its new yellow cards.

 

The Post Office was brought on board after the Constitutional Court found the existing contract between SASSA and CPS unlawful.

 

SASSA's Kgomotso Sefularo claims CPS is telling people "their green card is the genuine SASSA card which replaces the old card".

 

"We want to state it on record that the SASSA card is a yellow card, it's not a green card," he said, adding the green cards had the word 'EasyPay' written on them.

 

SASSA is considering its legal options.

 

Sefularo says the CPS cards are loaded with loans that recipients would have to repay with an interest rate "that they do not even discuss with you".

 

Despite numerous attempts, Jacaranda FM News has not been able to reach Herman Kotze, the CEO of Net1, the umbrella company of CPS.

 

The Post Office says the old cards will be phased out by the end of September, when the unlawful contract with CPS expires.

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