Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Social Development has warned that it will not accept the extension of the contract between social security agency South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).

SASSA and the Department of Social Development are in trouble for asking the Constitutional Court for a six-month extension of its contract with CPS.

This comes after the court ruled in 2014 that the contract that SASSA signed with CPS in 2012 was invalid.

The committee’s chairperson Zoleka Capa says, “It will not be a cut and dry matter when that time for CPS comes … they have to report every other action but an extension we won’t agree.”