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Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant on Track


Department of Social Development At the end of May 2020, 116 867 clients had received the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant. The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)…

Draft Children’s Amendment Bill Under the Spotlight


Department of Social Development A cabinet memo for the Draft Children’s Amendment Bill was prepared for consideration by cabinet on 29 March 2020. In a briefing on a foster care…

Food Distribution Programmes to be Intensified


Department of Social Development The social development department and the South African Social Security Agency food and nutrition distribution programmes will be intensified. The department announced this in a statement…

COVID-19 Directions on Movement of Children Clarified


Department of Social Development The social development department has issued a statement clarifying the recent amendments to directions on preventing and combating the spread of COVID-19. The amendments, published in…

Comment Sought on Social Service Practitioner’s Bill


Department of Social Development A draft bill designed to set up the South African Council for Social Service Practitioners has been published for comment. The social development department published the…

White Paper on Social Development on Track


Department of Social Development The White Paper on Social Development has not yet been submitted to cabinet for approval as the Socio Economic Impact Assessment System report was not finalized.…

Discussion Paper on SASSA on the Cards


Department of Social Development 15 October 2019 A discussion paper designed to identify gaps and make recommendations on improving the governance of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will…

Comment on Draft GBVF Framework Extended


Government Communications 12 September 2019 The deadline for comment on the Draft Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) National Strategic Framework has been extended. The extension was made by the Interim…

Parliament Briefed on Foster Care Court Orders


Portfolio Committee on Social Development 6 September 2019 The portfolio committee on social development has requested the social development department to come up with a detailed turnaround plan setting out…