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Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant Ends


Social Security Agency The Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant ended on 30 April 2021. The Social Security Agency (SASSA) confirmed this in a statement reminding clients that the…

Parliament Briefed on Foster Care Progress Report


Department of Social Development Child care and protection structures are in place that seek to facilitate engagement with stakeholders on the North Gauteng High Court Order on foster care. The…

Chapter 4 of Social Assistance Act Under the Spotlight


Department of Social Development Chapter 4 of the Social Assistance Act comes into effect on 1 April 2021. The commencement of Chapter 4 (Sections 24-28) was announced in Proclamation 2…

Council for Social Service Professions Seeks Member


Department of Social Development The social development department has called on national forums and networks in the welfare, social services and development field to nominate candidates to serve on the…

DSD Briefs Parliament on Children’s Amendment Bill


Parliament The portfolio committee on social development has been briefed on implications of the Children’s Amendment Bill in relation to adoption services. The bill was tabled in parliament at the…

COVID-19 SRD Grant Under the Spotlight


Social Security Agency The Social Security Agency (SASSA) has confirmed that all current recipients of the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant do not have to reapply. The grant…

Parliament Briefed on Temporary Disability Grant Project


Parliament The portfolio committee on social development has noted the efforts of the social development department to put an action plan to reinstate lapsed temporary disability grants in place. The…