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The Committee was briefed by the Central Drug Authority’s (CDA) on its Annual Report for the years 2016/17. Members expressed great dissatisfaction at the Report’s lack of relevance and usefulness and took a decision to write to the Minister of Social Development and other relevant parties expressing their dissatisfaction with ...
Department of Social Development Quarter 3 performance
30 May 2018
The Chairperson informed Members that the Committee would not be dealing with the referral on the Children’s Amendment Bill because the Bill had been withdrawn. There had been no opposing submissions, but Parliament would not be accepting new Bills.
The meeting commenced with a discussion on the South Africa Social ...
Meeting with Indonesian Parliament delegation
16 May 2018
The Committee met with a parliamentary delegation from Indonesia.
The Chairperson explained that the South African government was a unitary state divided into many spheres of government; how South Africa was divided into nine provinces; how the government structure consisted of the Cabinet as headed by the President, and the ...
Committee Report on Department of Social Development Annual Performance Plan
4 May 2018
Following previous briefings from the Department of Social Development (DSD) and its entities on the 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan (APP), the Committee met to consider and officially adopt its document on the DSD’s ensuing Budget Vote 17.
The Committee suggested a few additions and amendments. Regarding the challenge of managing ...
Department of Social Development & NDA & SASSA 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan, with Minister & Deputy
2 May 2018
The Committee received presentations on the Annual Performance Plans and budgets of the Department of Social Development and its two agencies that day following the preliminary discussions of the previous week.
The concerns of the previous week had been resolved. The responsibility for the Annual Performance Plan lay with the ...
Department of Social Development & NDA & SASSA 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan (postponed)
25 Apr 2018
The Portfolio Committee met for a briefing by the National Development Agency on its Annual Performance Plan and the budget for the 2018/19 financial year. However, the presentation did not take place as the meeting was postponed before the presentation was made as the Committee and the Minister of Social ...
SASSA progress report on implementation of Constitutional Court order; Vacant posts in SASSA
28 Mar 2018
South African Social Security Agency and Others v Minister of Social Development and Others (CCT48/17)  ZACC 9 (23 March 2018)
Black Sash Trust v Minister of Social Development and Others (Freedom Under Law NPC Intervening) (CCT48/17)  ZACC 20; 2017 (9) BCLR 1089 (CC) (15 June 2017)
Black Sash ...
SASSA progress report on Constitutional Court judgment and provincial state of readiness
14 Mar 2018
The SASSA progress report dealt with the 1 April 2018 state of readiness, the change programme for insourcing grant payment functions, the South African Post Office (SAPO) progress and SASSA’s engagement with banks. The 70% of beneficiaries who receive their grants electronically or through shop merchants would be paid on ...
SASSA finances: Internal Audit Committee report; Department Quarter 1 & 2 performance
7 Mar 2018
The internal audit committee reported on the roles, finances and activities it was engaged in within the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), and indicated its main role was to provide oversight and advice to management to ensure that they evaluated and put measures in place to close gaps in ...
SASSA progress report on implementation of Constitutional Court order, with Minister
28 Feb 2018
SASSA told the Committee that there had been some changes since the previous week’s meeting. It appeared that the March 2017 Constitutional Court judgement had ruled that SASSA could accept a tender from Cash Paymaster Services (CPS). CPS had filed an application at the Constitutional Court in February to request ...