The Constitutional Court has directed the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to report to it on a monthly basis about developments on the social grants matter.
This is a new directive in the matter between the Black Sash Trust and the Social Development ministry.
It comes after a panel of experts approached the Concourt to force Sassa to comply after repeated failure to provide information to the panel.
The directives given by the Chief Justice state that Sassa has to fully comply with any present or future request by the panel of experts for access to information held by Sassa.
The other directives require Sassa to request Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) to develop and implement a focussed communications plan to inform current and potential social grant beneficiaries about the implications of the transition of benefits of receiving their grants through commercial banks or financial institutions of their choice.
Sassa is then required to submit A monthly affidavit to the concourt about the progress achieved in implementing the GCIS communications plan.