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

SASSA Shines Light on COVID-19 SRD Grant


South African Social Security Agency The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is to open its system again for approved applicants to change their preferred method of payment for the…

Parliament Briefed on National Drug Master Plan 2019-2024


Department of Social Development Parliament has been briefed on the National Drug Master Plan (NDMP) 2019-2024. The NDMP was launched on 26 June 2020. According to the social development department,…

Special COVID-19 SRD Grant Under the Spotlight


Department of Social Development The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has received over 8,5 million applications for the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant. The social development department…

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 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…