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Social Assistance Amendment Bill: public hearings
26 Feb 2020
Report of the meeting to follow.
Council of Social Services Professions funding; NACCW on Child & Youth Care Worker challenges
27 Nov 2019
The South African Council of Social Services Professions (SACSSP) was invited to speak about its funding, accreditation of training and the curriculum. SACSSP said that it had to compromise on some of its mandate as a Council due to limited funding because it relied only on subscription fees. However, with ...
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 ...
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 ...
Foster Care Progress Report on High Court Order
23 Oct 2019
The Committee heard from seven provinces on their Foster Care Progress Report to meet the 28 November North Gauteng High Court deadline. Overall, from a baseline of 84 225 outstanding cases at the start of September, 32 269 cases have been completed over September and the first two weeks of ...
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 ...