‘We have no progress update’ – Sassa, social development dept ditch Parliament

Cape Town – The portfolio committee on social development waited patiently for a progress update on Sassa’s obligations to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday, but they were stood up by both the agency and the department. Sassa was due to appear for a crucial update on their migration of the social grants scheme, specifically the delayed deal with the South African Post Office (SAPO). Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini was the only individual from the department who had sent an apology, saying once again that she was in a Wednesday…

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