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Social Development Portfolio Audit Outcomes; DSD, SASSA & NDA 2020/21 Annual Report; with Minister
10 Nov 2021
In a virtual meeting, the Committee received a report from the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) on the audit outcomes for the Department of Social Development (DSD) and its entities for the 2020/201 financial year. This was followed by the presentation of the 2020/21 annual reports ...
The Portfolio Committee received briefings in a virtual meeting from the Department of Social Development and its entities.
The first presentation was an update on the implementation of the Covid-19 grant by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). Most of the questions raised by the Committee were related to ...
Election of Chairperson
31 Aug 2021
The Committee met virtually to nominate and elect a new Chairperson following the appointment of Mr M Gungubele (ANC) as Minister in the Presidency, on 05 August.
Ms N Mvana (ANC) was nominated unopposed as Chairperson of the Committee. She accepted the nomination and was declared Chairperson of the Portfolio ...
Update on migration of Early Childhood Development: DSD & DBE briefing; with Ministers
25 Aug 2021
The Joint Portfolio Committees on Basic Education and Social Development met to hear the progress in implementing the migration of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme function from the Department of Social Development (DSD) to the Department of Basic Education (DBE). This decision had been announced in 2019 by President ...
The Committee met virtually to consider a number of in house business items. The Committee considered its report on its oversight visit to KZN and Gauteng to access the impact of the civil unrest in these provinces on the work of the Department of Social Development (DSD), ...
Fund-Raising Amendment Bill: briefing; with Minister
2 Jun 2021
Minister Lindiwe Zulu noted that the lack of access to dormant relief funds. The distribution of state finances amongst five relief funds posed a costly administrative problem which prevented accessing money quickly and efficiently in the event of emergencies or disasters. This Bill would amend the Fund-Raising Act of 1978 ...
Children’s Amendment Bill: public hearings day 5
18 May 2021
In a virtual meeting, the Committee hosted its fifth and final day of public hearings on the Children’s Amendment Bill [B18-2020]. A total of 19 persons from various organisations presented their submissions and key themes addressed included:
Migrant, asylum seeker and refugee population in South Africa ...
Children’s Amendment Bill: public hearings day 2
12 May 2021
The National House of Traditional Leaders presented an oral representation to the Committee based on their written submission. Issues around male and female circumcision were outlined as well as guardianship, rights of unmarried fathers and ...
Children’s Amendment Bill: public hearings day 1
11 May 2021
The Committee began public hearings on the Children’s Amendment Bill. Eight organisations made oral submissions.
Stakeholders highlighted challenges relating to Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres registration, availability of sites, and challenges rural-based ECD centres encounter.
Department of Social Development 2021/2022 APP; with Minister & AGSA Input
4 May 2021
The purpose of this virtual meeting was for the Committee to receive a briefing by the Auditor-General of South Africa on the Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Social Development and its entities. The Committee also considered the Department’s Strategic ...