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Social Assistance Amendment Bill Tabled


Department of Social DevelopmentThe Social Assistance Amendment Bill has been tabled in parliament.The social development department called for comment on the bill at the end of 2016.The bill seeks to…

Applications Sought for Youth Diversion Programmes


Department of Social DevelopmentApplications for the accreditation of diversion programmes and diversion service providers have been invited.The social development department published the call for applications in Government Gazette 41561 in…

SASSA Updates Parliament on Social Grants


Department of Social DevelopmentThe South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has, in conjunction with the South African Post Office (SAPO), declared a "significant state of readiness" for the SAPO to…

Children’s Second Amendment 2016


Draft bill full text Published in GG 37014 of 15 November 2013 Year of publication 2013 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 37014 of 15 November 2013 Explanatory…

Children’s Amendment 2016


Draft bill full text Published in GG 37014 of 15 November 2013 Year of publication 2013 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 37014 of 15 November 2013 Explanatory…

Children’s Amendment Act in Effect


The PresidencyThe Children's Amendment Act and the Children's Second Amendment Act are in effect.President Zuma assented to both acts at the beginning of 2017.The department of social development has published…

Agreement on New Social Grants Payment System in Place


Government Communication and Information SystemAn agreement between the South African Post Office (SAPO) and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is in place to facilitate a new grants payment…

Draft Child Care and Protection Policy Under Construction


Department of Social DevelopmentA Draft Child Care and Protection Policy is in the pipeline.The social development department announced this during a briefing in parliament on a foster care progress report.According…

Draft Fund-Raising Amendment Bill in the Pipeline


Department of Social DevelopmentThe Draft Fund Raising Amendment Bill will be tabled in parliament in 2017/18.The social development department announced this during a briefing in parliament on progress on the…

Social Budget Bulletin Launched


Department of Social DevelopmentThe inaugural Social Budget Bulletin has been launched in Johannesburg.According to the social development minister, Bathabile Dlamini, the notion of developing the Bulletin first arose in discussions…