Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has reassured Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) that millions of grant beneficiaries will receive their payments next month.
Gordhan briefed the Scopa on Treasury’s role in the Sasaa debacle earlier on Tuesday.
He says if an interim agreement is reached between Cash Paymaster Services and the Social Development Department, it will have to be short term.
Eyewitness News Reporter Lindsay Dentlinger was there.
#SASSA Gordhan says first priority is to find a way to pay grants. Not his job to determine who's responsible for current situation. LD— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 14, 2017
#SASSA On CPS behaviour and comments by CEO, Gordhan says maybe shareholders should question these given R2bn value of contract. LD— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 14, 2017
#SASSA Gordhan: No one outside of Treasury including ministerial task team - can approve deviation to enter into a new contract. LD— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 14, 2017
#SASSA Gordhan: Must eliminate "crisis" talk. Between judiciary and executive a way will be found to pay grants in a transparent way. LD— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 14, 2017
Listen to the full report from Lindsey Dentlinger below...