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DSD Updates Parliament on COVID-19 Interventions


Department of Social Development The demand for food security is increasing which calls for a rethink on how the challenges are to be addressed. The social development department highlighted this…

Victim Support Services


Publication for the draft and Memorandum on the Objectives of the draft Bill for public comments published in GG 43528 on 17 July 2020

Victim Support Services Bill Under the Spotlight


Department of Social Development The social development minister, Lindiwe Zulu, has called on South Africans to comment on the Draft Victim Support Services Bill. The Draft Bill was published in…

Zulu Outlines Socio-economic Interventions to Mitigate COVID-19


Department of Social Development The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the social development department with an opportunity to further develop municipal ward level programme planning and resource allocation. The social development…

Basic Income Grant Under the Spotlight


Department of Social Development The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing back the discussion about the Basic Income Grant. The social development minister, Lindiwe Zulu, highlighted this during the Social Development Department…

Early Childhood Development Centres Under the Spotlight


Department of Social Development By 12 July 2020, over 9 881 Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres had completed the online self-assessment. The social development minister, Lindiwe Zulu, announced this during…

Special COVID-19 Grant Under the Spotlight


Department of Social Development The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has to date paid the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant of R350 to over 3 million eligible…

DSD Shines Light on Early Childhood Development Centres


Department of Social Development The social development minister, Lindiwe Zulu, recently reminded all operators of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and partial care facilities across South Africa to complete the…

Food Distribution Programmes Under the Spotlight


Parliament The portfolio committee on social development has voiced concern on reports that over eight million South Africans are at risk of food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19…

National Drug Master Plan 2019-2024 Launched


Department of Social Development The National Drug Master Plan (NDMP) 2019-2024 was launched on 26 June 2020. According to the social development department, the NDMP is a blueprint for combating…