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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
26 Oct 2022
PMG is experiencing delays finalising the report. We are working on publishing it as soon as possible
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 ...
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 ...
Fourth National Plan of Action for Children; DSD Quarter 1 2022/23 Performance; with Minister
21 Sep 2022
The Portfolio Committee was briefed by the Department of Social Development (DSD) in a virtual meeting on the National Plan of Action for Children 2019-2024, and on the Department’s performance report for the first quarter of the ...
Tembisa residents petition; National Development Agency turnaround strategy; Fundraising Amendment Bill; with Minister
14 Sep 2022
In a virtual meeting, the Committee heard the petition of Tembisa residents on the state of the South African Social Security Agency’s offices there, and was briefed by SASSA on its efforts in improving the Tembisa office challenges in managing its office space in general. It also received an update ...
Department of Social Development 2021/22 Quarter 4 performance; Fundraising Amendment Bill; with Minister
7 Sep 2022
The Portfolio Committee met virtually with the Department of Social Development to receive a report on the Department's performance for the fourth quarter of the 2021/22 financial year, and to consider the A-list of the Fund Raising Amendment Bill.
The presentation covered the performance for quarter ...
Fundraising Amendment Bill: motion of desirability& deliberations
2 Sep 2022
The Portfolio Committee on Social Development considered and adopted the motion of desirability on the Fundraising Amendment Bill. The Committee also considered inputs from the Department's legal advisors, Parliament, and Office of the State Law Advisor. The Committee deemed the Bill desirable.
The aim of the ...
Differences between the Child Support Grant Top-Up and Foster Care Grant, DSD briefing with Minister
24 Aug 2022
The Department of Social Development briefed the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on the differences between the Child Support Grant Top-Up and the Foster Care Grant.
The presentation highlighted the challenges that the Department had with the Foster Child Grant. The presentation provided an overview of ...