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Older Persons Amendment Bill: public hearings & provincial public hearings report
21 Feb 2024
Report of the meeting to follow.
Older Persons Amendment Bill: analysis of submissions & public hearings report
14 Feb 2024
The Portfolio Committee on Social Development convened in a virtual meeting to discuss public feedback on the Older Persons Amendment Bill. Various stakeholders provided input, highlighting both support and concerns regarding the proposed amendments. Key themes emerged from the feedback, including the need for clarity in the terminology, concerns ...
Children’s Amendment Bill: motion of desirability; Canada Study Tour Report
29 Nov 2023
In a virtual meeting, the Committee discussed the Motion of Desirability on the Children’s Amendment Bill, and decided that the proposed legislation was not desirable at this stage, and should be deferred to the Seventh Parliament for consideration.
Its view was that extending partial care for six or fewer ...
Children’s Amendment Bill: DSD input on budget allocation & deliberations; with Minister
22 Nov 2023
This meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development centred on the Children’s Amendment Bill [B19 – 2023] – a Private Member’s Bill introduced by the DA’s Ms B Masango. The Department presented the budgetary aspects, emphasising challenges due to the absence of financial allocations and capacity constraints. The ...
Children’s Amendment Bill: Hon Masango (DA) briefing & Department response; with Minister
15 Nov 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Social Development was briefed in a virtual meeting on the Children's Amendment Bill [B19-2023]. The Bill, introduced by Ms B Masango (DA), aims to regulate micro-partial care facilities with six or fewer children. It addresses gaps in the Children's Act 2005, proposing amendments that empower ...
Employment of Social Workers and probation officers: DBE & DoJ&CS briefing; with DBE Deputy Minister
8 Nov 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Social Development convened a virtual meeting to receive briefings from the Department of Basic Education (DBE), the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD), and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) regarding its strategies for employing social workers and probation officers. The meeting also included ...
Unemployed Social Workers Petition – Deputy Minister present
1 Nov 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Social Development convened to address issues raised in a petition submitted by unemployed social workers. The petition highlighted the shortage of qualified social workers in the country, with over 9 000 vacant positions within the Department of Social Development. Unemployment among graduate social workers was discussed, ...
Statistics, Interventions & Programmes relating to violence and murder of children: SAPS briefing
25 Oct 2023
The Portfolio Committee on Social Development held a virtual meeting to address issues related to violence and murder of children. The Deputy National Commissioner of Crime Detection of the South African Police Service (SAPS), Lieutenant General S Sibiya, emphasised SAPS’ commitment to addressing crimes against women and children and presented ...
National Development Agency (NDA) Annual Report 2022/2023
13 Oct 2023
The meeting was set for the Portfolio Committee to be briefed by the National Development Agency (NDA) on their annual performance report for the 2022/2023 financial year. The presentation by the NDA covered the achieved and failed key performance indicators and detailed the reasoning for their ...
Social Development Portfolio Audit Outcome; DSD & SASSA 2022/23 Annual Reports
11 Oct 2023