"On 5 June, nearly 500 mostly old age grant beneficiaries from Ceres, Tulbagh, Op die Berg and surrounding areas, filled the Bella Vista community hall in Ceres. David Polkinghorne, managing director of Grindrod Bank, and representatives from Net1 and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), had set up workstations “to deal with beneficiary queries”. By the end of the meeting, over 200 EasyPay Everywhere (EPE or “green” card) accounts were closed by their holders. On 7 June, Net1 – parent company to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), which pays South Africa’s social grants – accused the Black Sash of “enticing” grant beneficiaries into attending the Ceres meeting."
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