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The constitutional court has ordered the social development department and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to begin an investigation over whether minister Bathabile Dlamini should be held personally

Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini bypassed officials at the country’s welfare department and helped create a crisis that would ensure that Net1 UEPS Technologies would continue to distribute payments on behalf of the government

President Jacob Zuma ordered the country’s social development and finance ministers to ensure that welfare payments are made to beneficiaries on 1 April, the day after a distribution contract with Net1 UEPS Technologies is due to expire. Zuma held talks

The social development department’s ability to continue to make monthly welfare payments to about 17m people is in jeopardy because it ignored advice from the central bank, two people familiar with the situation said. The department

Government may extend its deal with Net1 UEPS Technologies, a company that it has been embroiled in legal battles with, because it’s not ready to make welfare payments worth about R129bn/year when the contract ends