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Foster Care Progress Report on High Court Order; DSD 2019/20 Quarter 2 Performance
20 Nov 2019
The Department of Social Development (DSD) told the Committee that the human settlement policy was still a draft, as it had not been approved or implemented. Once it was passed, it would solve most issues pertaining to the sheltering of gender-based violence ...
Social Assistance Amendment Bill: briefing; DSD Audit & BRRR action plan; with Deputy Minister
13 Nov 2019
The Deputy Minister encouraged the Committee to process the Social Assistance Amendment Bill as quickly as possible so that it can enable DSD to provide better social security and reach more in the fight against poverty and create security for children that are raised by their own extended families.
The Committee received presentations from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), the National Development Agency (NDA) and the Department of Social Development (DSD).
SASSA said that their focus was on the audit plan and measures to deal with financial misconduct, because these were issues that continued to sully its ...
Plans to combat Gender Based Violence, femicide, violence and murder of children: DSD briefing
30 Oct 2019
Commission for Gender Equality on Systemic Investigation Report of shelters that accommodate victims of violence
Joint Sitting: Debate on Gender Based Violence
Address to the nation by President Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa's Oral Replies to Questions in the National Assembly, Parliament
The Committee was briefed by the Department ...
Social Development Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report
16 Oct 2019
Available here once adopted: BRRR 2019
The Committee met to discuss and adopt the Department of Social Development’s Budget Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR), as well as make some comments on the foster care progress report that had been presented by the Department in September.
The Committee Content Advisor ...
DSD, NDA & SASSA 2018/19 Annual Reports; with Minister
9 Oct 2019
The Minister, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, committed to direct accountability for the improvement of the Department and its entities. She said the Department had a culture of bosses and not leadership and this culture would need to change. The Department had fewer targets in the 2018/19 ...
Social Development audit outcomes 2018/19; DSD-SASSA-SAPO financial relationship: AGSA briefing
8 Oct 2019
Auditor-General South Africa presented the audit outcomes of the Department of Social Development and its two entities, South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and National Development Agency (NDA).There has been a decline in audit outcomes over the last five years from 2014-2019. This had seen SASSA, the NDA and ...
AGSA workshop; High Level Panel Report: DSD response; with Deputy Minister
11 Sep 2019
The Committee was briefed by Auditor-General South Africa (AGSA) on its new mandate, the audit process, the five audit opinions it expresses, root causes of poor audit outcomes, key recommendations and the role of oversight. Emphasis was put on AGSA’s extended mandate following amendments to the Public Audit Act ...
Foster Care System backlog: progress report; with Deputy Minister
4 Sep 2019
The Department of Social Development and six of the nine provinces briefed the Committee about progress in meeting the court order deadline of 28 November 2019 to ensure foster care orders for thousands of in children in foster care who received foster care grants, do not lapse. This matter had ...