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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…

Special COVID-19 Grant Under the Spotlight


Department of Social Development The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has to date paid the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant of R350 to over 3 million eligible…

DSD Shines Light on Early Childhood Development Centres


Department of Social Development The social development minister, Lindiwe Zulu, recently reminded all operators of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and partial care facilities across South Africa to complete the…

Food Distribution Programmes Under the Spotlight


Parliament The portfolio committee on social development has voiced concern on reports that over eight million South Africans are at risk of food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19…

National Drug Master Plan 2019-2024 Launched


Department of Social Development The National Drug Master Plan (NDMP) 2019-2024 was launched on 26 June 2020. According to the social development department, the NDMP is a blueprint for combating…

National Strategic Plan on GBVF Drawn Up


Department of Social Development The National Strategic Plan for Gender-based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) has been drawn up. The social development department confirmed this in a briefing on progress made…

NA Passes Social Assistance Amendment Bill


Parliament The national assembly (NA) has passed the Social Assistance Amendment Bill and sent it to the national council of provinces for concurrence. The bill was tabled in parliament in…

National Council on GBVF to be Fast-Tracked


Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities The setting up of a National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) is to be fast-tracked. In a statement, the department…