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“I really want to understand how we got to this level that can be characterised as absolute incompetence,” Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said as he sought answers to the social grants payment crisis. Mogoeng and other justices were clear that the country was in a crisis and demanded to know why the department of social development was unable to deliver on its core business – paying grants. Cash Paymaster Services boss Serge Belamant clearly believes that South Africa is still living in the dark ages. With the social grants payment crisis ongoing, he dared government: “Is there anybody who can step into our shoes? The answer is no, except for the Post Office or the pigeons to, you know, fly money around.” Yet, government wants to extend his contract.