Social Security Agency Sassa plans to recover money lost due to irregular and fruitless expenditure within a year.

The Department of Social Development revealed that it has racked up two-billion-Rands in irregular expenditure from previous financial years, mainly due to Sassa’s habit of paying contractor invoices for services that were never delivered.

Sassa spokesperson, Kgomotso Diseko, says they have started to improve and implement internal controls measures and oversight over internal processes.