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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 ...
Foster care court order progress; with Minister
16 Nov 2022
In a virtual meeting, the Department of Social Development (DSD) briefed the Committee on progress made to meet the North Gauteng High Court deadline of 27 November 2022 to resolve the challenges of the South African foster care system.
The Minister said that in her last report on the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...