Millions of South Africa’s most vulnerable citizens may miss their social security payments next month. The government’s contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) comes to an end on 31 March.
The long-standing contract with the private company has not been renewed because a court ruled four years ago that the original tender process was unlawful.
The benefit payments mainly go to pensioners and the disabled. About 1.6 million of 17 million recipients use commercial bank accounts but the vast majority rely on CPS to receive the payments. Read more