CALS and Black Sash Welcome Concourt Order on Social Grant Inquiry

4 August 2017

CALS AND BLACK SASH WELCOME CON COURT ORDER ON SOCIAL GRANT INQUIRY
 
The Constitutional Court has made a new order in the matter brought by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) on behalf of the Black Sash Trust against SASSA, the Minister of Social Development and Cash Paymaster Services. In a previous judgment on 15 June, the Court ordered that Minister Bathabile Dlamini be joined to the matter in her personal capacity. The Court also declared that there should be a further inquiry into her personal liability for the social grant crisis earlier this year which sparked the need for this litigation.

On 2 August, the Court ordered that Justice Bernard Ngoepe be appointed as the referee for the inquiry to investigate the outstanding issues in the case. The order further states that the inquiry should be open to the public and that SASSA will bear the costs of the appointed referee. CALS and the Black Sash Trust welcome this order and the chance to further investigate and strengthen the social grant system.


 

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The Centre for Applied Legal Studies
Bonita Meyersfeld

Director, Centre for Applied Legal Studies

076 755 0257 / 011 717 86
 
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Nomonde Nyembe

Attorney, Centre for Applied Legal Studies

011 717 8606

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The Black Sash Trust
Evashnee Naidu

KZN Regional Manager, Black Sash

084 430 6133 / 031 301 9215
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