Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is back in the hot seat at the inquiry investigating her role in last year’s social grants crisis which saw the extension of an unlawful contract with Cash Paymaster Services.

It’s alleged that the Minister oversaw work streams as a parallel process which hampered the social security agency Sassa’s ability to take over the payment of grants.

The Minister will be cross-examined by the Black Sash Trust, who approached the Constitutional Court after it became clear that Sassa could not meet an April 1 deadline.