Ms Bathabile Dlamini

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Bathabile Dlamini


  • Anc. 16 Jul 2014

    Chairperson, firstly, let me thank my parents for attending this Budget Vote debate. Secondly, I wish to thank all members for their participation, and more particularly those who supported the Budget Vote.

    Regarding our work on the Mikonzo programme, we are going to be mobilising as communities in order to ...

  • Ministers: 11 Sep 2013

    Somlomo, ngicabanga ukuthi ngiphendulile. Uma ngingaphinda ngikhulume ngizophinda khona ukuthi amaphasela okudla ... [Speaker, I think I responded. If I had to respond again I would say food parcels ...]

    ... we distribute them when there is a need. Secondly,

    ... angazi ukuthi kungani ningibangela umsindo ngokhetho lukamasipala ngoba nani ...

  • Ministers: 11 Sep 2013

    Speaker, I would like to inform the hon member that the Department of Social Development works closely with the Department of Health and other stakeholders to identify poor households and communities that experience food insecurity. Wards which are known poverty pockets or which are beset by social challenges, such as ...

  • Ministers: 11 Sep 2013

    Phela kubuye kufanele ukuthi sibonise ukuthi siyalwenza ucwaningo. [Sometimes we have to show everyone that we do conduct our research.]

    The 2010 General Household Survey identified an estimated 21,9% of South African households that had inadequate or severely inadequate access to food.

    Isifundazwe esihamba phambili yi-North West, lapho sino 33,3%. ...

  • No2722E 11 Sep 2013

    Yes, hon member, definitely. [Laughter.]]

    Sizoqhubeka seseke abantu bethu. Ngeke size la sizokhala uma kunezinkinga. Njengoba ngikhuluma nje, abantu base-Athlone bebengazitholi izibonelelo zemali kahulumeni ngoba isibonelelo semali kahulumeni sitholakala uma ngabe usonhlalakahle esesihlolile isimo somndeni. (Translation of isiZulu paragraph follows.)

    [We will continue to support our people. We will not ...

  • No2722E 11 Sep 2013

    Mr Speaker, as I indicated in my earlier reply to hon Kganare, the Department of Social Development and its agencies work closely with various partners to identify poverty-stricken communities throughout the country, with a view to address the immediate needs, whilst putting in place interventions that will assist such communities ...

  • Ministers: 11 Sep 2013

    La eNtshonalanga Kapa kuhlala kunezingozi ezinkulu ... [The Western Cape is an area that is frequented by natural disasters ...]

    ... and you find us there all the time.

    Ngakho-ke ukuba besikhetha sinika abantu abangeseki uKhongolose noma sinika kuphela abantu abeseka uKhongolose ngabe asizi lana uma kunezikhukhula noma kunezingozi ezinkulu. ...

  • No2722E 11 Sep 2013

    Mr Speaker, I do not want to enter into the debate about the issue of the abuse of officials, because there are many officials from social development that are sitting and not doing anything in this province. [Interjections.] If you want to prove that, you must go to the province ...

  • No2722E 11 Sep 2013

    Secondly, our programme focuses on the poor, and that is why we have been also in eMampondweni, eQaukeni and eNyandeni and we are working very hard with communities there. It is not that we go to areas because there are by-elections. That is propaganda, and it will take you nowhere. ...

  • Ministers: 11 Sep 2013

    The legislation also permits the department to provide social relief of distress to children already receiving social assistance, where those children are considered to be particularly vulnerable. I thank you. [Applause.]