DSD, SASSA & NDA Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report; Committee Report on Quarterly Performance
2 Dec 2020
Ms A Abrahams (DA) found the BRRR did not fully capture the challenges experienced, for example the impact of COVID19 on Early Childhood Development (ECD). Specifically, some departments had experienced challenges with payments of ECDs and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
DSD, SASSA & NDA 2019/20 Annual Reports
25 Nov 2020
Ms A Abrahams (DA) asked whether the Department would be able to courier copies of the annual reports and send the document or discussion paper that had the details of how the child support grant was linked to government services. This document had been requested on numerous occasions.
CDA Board Vacancies CDA: Committee Recommendation and Report
13 Nov 2020
Ms A Abrahams (DA) asked whether consideration was given to where all candidates were based in the country.
Department of Social Development Quarter 2 2019/20 performance
28 Oct 2020
Ms A Abrahams (DA) said that Ms B Masango (DA) had left the meeting due to a bereavement in her family, so she would ask Ms Masango’s questions on her behalf. She asked what the Department was doing to include people in townships and rural areas in its new digital ...
Employment of social work graduates; Foster Care court order progress & application for extension of deadline
21 Oct 2020
Ms A Abrahams (DA) stated that Departments such as the South African Police Service (SAPS), the Department of Health and Department of Basic Education need to report to the Portfolio Committee of Social Development as to why it has not complied with the Cabinet Resolution. Ms Abrahams requested that these ...
Update on response to Covid19 pandemic issues: DSD briefing
14 Oct 2020
Ms A Abrahams (DA) thanked the Department, SASSA and NDA for their presentations. She said that it is her belief that alcohol serves as a form of escape for many people and extra measures should be taken to curb the abuse of alcohol. She asked if the Department is engaging ...
Children’s Amendment Bill: DSD briefing
6 Oct 2020
Ms A Abrahams (DA) asked if clause ten gave way for review of the mediation by a court, as it was unclear. Clause 12 stated that a child, if mature, may express its views regarding parental responsibility should parents divorce -- who decides a child’s maturity?
DSD, NDA & SASSA on progress made with action plan responding to AG 2018/19 audit findings; Update on Covid19 pandemic issues
2 Sep 2020
Ms A Abrahams (DA) referred to SASSA’s recommendation of the expenditure for condonement. She asked if the NDA can resubmit a presentation to the Committee including the actual amounts for the nine legacy contracts referred to. She also asked what the reasons are for audit findings showing no progress.
DSD Quarterly Performance; Progress report to address backlog in Foster Care System & meet North Gauteng High Court deadline; Update on response to Covid19 pandemic issues
26 Aug 2020
Ms A Abrahams (DA) asked the NDA to provide clarity on the number of volunteers and NGOs involved, because previously she had also received a different answer. She asked for DSD's plan to catch up with the backlog of NPO registrations, as NPOs play a critical role in social welfare. ...
Plan to address GBV and Femicide: DSD briefing; Petition to curb alcohol abuse linked to GBV
19 Aug 2020
Ms A Abrahams (DA) said the Committee likes to see how the implemented programmes impact the people on the ground, and how these cases can be measured. She said she is happy with the 59 000 men who are accessing the Whatsapp, and are currently in the DSD programmes.