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Bathabile Dlamini pays personal cost order to NGOs in social grant case

Former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini has paid a personal cost order against her to the NGOs that brought a successful court action against her.

This was disclosed on Thursday by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies‚ which represented the Black Sash.

The order was made by the Constitutional Court for her role in the social grants crisis almost three years ago.

Sunday Times reported previously that Dlamini was ordered to pay R55‚000 to the Black Sash and about R600‚000 to Freedom Under Law.

The matter relates to a case involving a tender to pay out social grants granted to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) that had expired — but was renewed repeatedly. Dlamini was accused of failing to make sure Sassa was capacitated to pay out social grants after the contract with CPS expired.

This is a developing story

Source: ARENA Holdings.