Ms Karen Jooste

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Karen Jooste

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Committee Meetings Attended

  • Social Development LoveLife on its purpose and performance
    5 Nov 2014

    LoveLife briefed the Committee on its purpose and rationale. The presentation outlined the entity’s history, staff structure; various campaigns and programmes they were undertaking to prevent HIV and AIDs in young people. Problems leading to high risk, aims and objectives and statistics were given alongside a general overview of loveLife’s ...

  • Social Development Central Drug Authority on its 2012/13 Annual Report
    29 Oct 2014

    The Central Drug Authority (CDA) acknowledged the delay in presenting the 2013/14 Annual Report, as well as the 2013-2017 National Drug Master Plan (NDMP). Substance abuse trends in South Africa showed the highest prevalence among users of cannabis, amphetamines (because of “Tik”) and heroin (because of “Nyaope”). The targets for the ...

  • Social Development Social Development Budget Review and Recommendations Report
    22 Oct 2014

    The Committee considered its Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report.

    Ms Yolisa Nogenga, the Committee Content Adviser, took the Committee through the Report page by page. She touched on the mandate of the Committee and provided a description of the core functions of the Department of Social Development, the SA Social ...

  • Social Development Analysis of DSD Strategic Plan& Budget for Social Crime Prevention & Victim Empowerment Programme: briefing by Shukumisa Campaign; NDA on its 2013/14 Annual Report
    17 Oct 2014

    The Portfolio Committee received presentations from the Shukumisa Campaign on analysis of the Department of Social Development Strategic Plans and Budgets of the sub-programme Social Crime Prevention and Victim Empowerment Programme for the period 2009/10 to 2013/14 and the National Development Agency on its 2013/14 Annual Report.

    The Shukumisa Campaign ...

  • Social Development Minister on Department of Social Development & SASSA 2013/14 Annual Reports; AGSA on their audit outcomes
    15 Oct 2014

    Auditor-General South Africa spoke about the 2013/14 audit outcomes of the Department and its entities, SASSA and the National Development Agency (NDA). The audit was unqualified but there were matters of concern relating to SASSA and NDA.

    The Minister  was present and answered some of the questions raised during the ...

  • Social Development Department of Social Development on White Paper on Families; Adoption of outstanding minutes
    17 Sep 2014

    The Department made a presentation to the fifth Parliament Committee on the White Paper on Families as introduced to the fourth Parliament. Though they processes with the Paper were exhausted and it was adopted, there were inputs from the Committee to which the Deputy Minister of Social Development assured the ...

  • Social Development Department of Social Development & SASSA: 1st Quarter 2014 Performance
    10 Sep 2014

    The Department of Social Development presented the targets and achievements of its five programmes for the first quarter of 2014/15. Implementation of the evaluation of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) has begun. It met its target for distribution on six out of seven grants. A board for social security ...

  • Standing Committee on Appropriations Appropriation Bill: briefing by National Treasury
    4 Jul 2014

    The National Treasury gave a presentation on the 2014 Appropriation Bill. Fiscal policy was guided by counter-cyclicality, debt sustainability and intergenerational fairness. Payments for financial assets was the fastest declining area of expenditure. Payments for capital assets grew substantially. Compensation of employees growth declined strongly. Growth in transfers and subsidies ...

  • Social Development Budget process and sector analysis: Committee Section briefings; Department of Social Development, SASSA & NDA on their 2014 Strategic Plans, with Deputy Minister present
    2 Jul 2014

    The Committee Section briefed the Committee on the budget vote process, and gave an analysis of the social development sector, and the documents presented by the Department of Social Development (DSD or the Department) on its strategic plans and budget. Some significant points were highlighted from the documentation on which ...

  • Standing Committee on Appropriations Processing of budget votes, Committee Mandate: briefings by Researcher and Content Advisor
    1 Jul 2014

    The Committee Secretaries, Committee Content Advisor and Committee Researcher presented the Committee with an overview of the budgetary process and elaboration on the mandate of the Committee. The Budget was overarching and cut across all departments. The Committee could accept, reject or amend budgets. The main focus areas for the Committee ...

  • Standing Committee on Appropriations Election of the Chairperson; Committee Programme
    25 Jun 2014

    Mr S Mashitile (ANC) was elected as Committee Chairperson. The main purpose of the committee was to monitor government departments’ expenditure. In so doing, it would assist in directing the expenditure towards specific priorities, and avoid wasteful expenditure. The draft programme was adopted. The programme covers briefings by stakeholders on ...