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Policy on Mandatory Cover for Retirement in the Pipeline


Department of Social DevelopmentWork to develop a policy on mandatory cover for retirement, disability and survivor benefits is underway.The social development department confirmed this during a briefing on its third…

DSD Briefs Parliament on 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan


Department of Social DevelopmentDraft regulations on the Social Assistance Amendment Act are in the pipeline.The social development department revealed this during a briefing in parliament on its 2018/19 Annual Performance…

Social Assistance Amendment 2018


Draft bill full text Published in GG 40391 of 1 November 2016 Year of publication 2016 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 40391 of 1 November 2016 Explanatory…

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…