Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the Post Office have agreed to have the National Treasury act as a mediator in their dispute regarding the payment of social grants.
On Tuesday, Dlamini and her counterpart at Telecommunications Siyabonga Cwele agreed that the two entities should have further engagement and resolve their differences.
Dlamini says government has agreed that the Post Office should take over the disbursement of grants from Cash Paymaster Services at the end of March in 2018.
“After the meeting yesterday ( Tuesday) the officials went back to have a discussion and they have taken the process forward and the Treasury has agreed to review all the processes that we have gone through up until the Post Office was given the work. Let’s hope that that process comes out with positive outcomes.”