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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 ...
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 ...
Children’s Amendment Bill: NCOP amendments adopted, Thembisa Petition
30 Nov 2022
The Committee considered the amendments made by the Select Committee on Health and Social Services with respect to the Children’s Amendment Bill. ...
Recommended candidates to serve on the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals
30 Nov 2022
The Portfolio Committee on Social Development and Select Committee on Health and Social Services held a joint meeting to consider and adopt the preferred names submitted by the Department of Social Development (DSD) for appointment to the Independent Tribunal for Social Assistance Appeals panel.
During its ...
In a virtual meeting, the Portfolio Committee was briefed by Solidarity on its research into concerns relating to child welfare and the functioning of the Department of Social Development (DSD). The research identified a number of challenges facing South Africa's social workers, and suggested measures that the DSD could ...
Central Drug Authority Annual Report 2021/22
9 Nov 2022
The Central Drug Authority board was appointed on 1 April 2021 and this was its first annual report. The presentation covered the following topics: progress report on the Portfolio Committee previous recommendations; summary of its Annual Report; country situational analysis and current crisis of substance abuse; ...
Older Persons Amendment Bill: DSD Briefing with Ministry
26 Oct 2022
In a virtual meeting, the Department of Social Development briefed the Portfolio Committee on the Older Persons Amendment Bill, 2022.
Members were told that there had been challenges in implementing the Older Persons Act which came into operation in 2010. Chief amongst these were the institutional, coordination and compliance ...
Social Development BRRR; Committee Report on DSD Quarterly Performance
19 Oct 2022
The Committee convened in a virtual meeting to review and adopt its 2021/22 Budget Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) for the Department of Social Development and entities.
Members pointed out some omissions from the report. These included issues involving the appointment of the board and chief ...
SASSA & NDA Annual Report 2021/22; with Minister
14 Oct 2022
A virtual follow-up meeting of the Portfolio Committee was held to finalise consideration of the annual reports of the Department of Social Development (DSD) and its entities, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the National Development Agency (NDA).
The NDA explained that it ...
Social Development Portfolio Audit Outcomes; DSD, SASSA & NDA Annual Report 2021/22; with Ministry
12 Oct 2022
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 2021/22 financial year. This was followed by the presentation of the ...