S. Africa Sued to Protect $9.7 Billion in Welfare Payments

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  • Black Sash seeks to intervene in cases involving Net 1
  • Net 1 has challenged government rules on grant deductions

South Africa’s government is facing a counter legal challenge in a dispute with Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc. with a rights group demanding that it protect welfare recipients from companies that are allegedly selling the nation’s poorest people goods and services they don’t need and deducting payments from grants paid to them by the state.

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