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Temporary Suspension of Electronic Payment System for Third-Party Funds

23 May 2024

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development would like to advise the public that the electronic payment system for third-party funds, including child maintenance, has been temporarily suspended following attempts to compromise the system.

An investigation is currently underway to assess potential breaches to the system.

In light of this development, child maintenance beneficiaries are urged to promptly visit their nearest court with their original identity documents to receive manual payments until the electronic service is fully restored.

The Department has assembled a dedicated forensic team to thoroughly investigate any suspicious activity. We are committed to continually fortifying our systems to prevent and mitigate the risk of future breaches.

We sincerely apologise to all beneficiaries for any inconvenience caused and deeply appreciate the patience and understanding during this period.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Ms. Kgalalelo Masibi
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
Phone: 065 747 0323
Email: KMasibi@justice.gov.za

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development