The South African Post Office says it’s been paying out more than 8 million social grants every month since it took over from Cash Paymaster Services.
In a statement released on Wednesday it further says that the Postbank has not been immune to card fraud. But it says neither the South African Social Security Agency nor any beneficiary have been compromised due to these criminal acts.
This is contrary to research recently conducted by human rights group Black Sash. Their report details how the closure of 80 percent of collection points has had devastating consequences for recipients. The report also questions the infrastructure of the Post Office, its system and the prevalence of fraud.
To respond to the findings, we’re joined by Lindiwe Kwele, Acting Group CEO of the South African Post Office as well as Kgomoco Diseko, National Spokesperson for the South African Social Security Agency.
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