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Department of Social Development 2022/23 Quarter 4 performance; with Minister
31 May 2023
The Department of Social Development (DSD) noted that while the 80% performance for Quarter 4 was a 4% decline, most of work reported as unachieved in Quarter 4 had already been achieved in the previous quarters.
After the DSD 2022/23 Quarter 4 performance report, concerns were raised by Committee ...
Proposed Children’s Amendment Bill: follow-up discussion
24 May 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Social Development met virtually to finalise discussions on the drafting of a Committee Bill on the Children’s Amendment Bill. When the Committee dealt with the Bill, it faced a court deadline and decided to reject some clauses to be later dealt with in a Committee ...
Proposed Children’s Amendment Bill: Legal Services on drafting of the Committee Bill
17 May 2023
In a virtual meeting, the Committee was briefed by a senior parliamentary legal advisor on the legislative process to draft a Committee Bill on the Children’s Amendment Bill.
The presentation highlighted the risk that the Committee might not have the time to introduce a Committee Bill before the 6th ...
DSD Budget: Committee Report; Committee 2023/24 Annual Performance Plan
10 May 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Social Development met virtually to consider and adopt its Committee report on the annual performance plan and budget of the Department and its entities; the report of the Committee Workshop, the Committee 2023/24 annual performance plan and Committee minutes.
Members raised several ...
SASSA & NDA 2023/24 Annual Performance Plans; with Minister
5 May 2023
The Committee met to be briefed by two social development entities on their 2023/24 Annual Performance Plans. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) reported that manual processes still dominate its operations and depends on face-to-face encounter with the clients/applicants. Their annual plan was developed ...
Department of Social Development 2023/24 Annual Performance Plan, with AGSA input & Ministry present
3 May 2023
In a virtual meeting, the Committee received a presentation from the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) on the review of the Department of Social Development’s (DSD’s) Annual Performance Plan for the 2023/24 financial year and material irregularities. The Department of Social Development also presented its Annual Performance ...
Policy on Linking Social Grant Beneficiaries to Government Services: DSD Briefing; with Minister
22 Mar 2023
The Department of Social Development briefed the Committee about the Draft Policy of Integrating Children’s Grants into Government Services.
The Minister said that the draft policy of integrating Children’s Grants into Government Services was introducing practical solutions to the challenges people faced. She said the Department intended to initiate ...
Department of Social Development Q3 2022/23
15 Mar 2023
After the DSD 2022/23 Quarter 3 performance report, Committee members asked DSD what it was doing about the other part of the Children's Bill as this was part of the Committee's legacy. They asked about the round table discussion with business on the placement of social workers in schools; ...
Departmental services and programmes for people with disabilities, including children
8 Mar 2023
The Portfolio Committee met on a virtual platform with the Department of Social Development (DSD), the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD), the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), to receive responses to its questions regarding departmental services and ...
Services and programmes for people living with disabilities, including children: DSD, DBE & DWYPD briefing; with Minister of Social Development
1 Mar 2023
The Committee was briefed in a virtual meeting by the Departments of Social Development, Basic Education and Women, Youths and Persons with Disabilities, on their roles in developing and implementing programmes to enhance the lives of people living with disabilities.
The Minister of Social Development said that at the ...