South Africa Department of Social Development
South Africa Department of Social Development – WHY ARE WE CALLED THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT?
In July 2000, the Department of Welfare was renamed “The Department of Social Development”.
We are called the Department of Social Development:
- Because of our commitment to social transformation
We are committed to the agenda of social transformation that is embodied in the principle of social justice and the Bill of Rights contained in our Constitution. We endeavour to create a better life for the poor, vulnerable and excluded people in our society.
- Because our task is to reduce poverty and promote social integration
Our task is to develop and monitor the implementation of social policy that both creates an enabling environment for and leads to the reduction in poverty. We ensure the provision of social protection and social welfare services to all people who live in our land. We conduct research that develops the social indicators necessary for programme implementation and public accountability.
- Because our work is based on partnerships and the Batho Pele principles of service delivery
All our work requires extensive and on-going consultation with all sectors of our society. Our programmes are integrated with those of other government departments and all spheres of government. We work in partnership with NGOs, faith-based communities, the business sector, organized labour, and other role players. We are committed to the Batho Pele (People First) principles and use them to improve service delivery to our clients and the public.
- Because our actions are based upon solidarity and engender self-reliance
As social service professionals, we act on the basis of solidarity with all of humanity. We seek to empower communities and engender self-reliance by creating conditions for sustainable livelihoods. This involves expanding the range of choices available to communities.
- Because of the range of our human services
Our development, social protection and social welfare services span the entire life cycle of human life and encompass advocacy, promotion, prevention, care, mitigation and palliation.
South Africa Department of Social Development Programmes
Strategy and Gorvenance
Comprehensive Social Security
South Africa Department of Social Development Contacts
List of all Social Development MEC\’S
|Office of the MEC: Nandi Mayathula-Khoza||011 355 7860|
|Ms Magdeline Ramokone Maema(Office of the MEC: Nandi Mayathula-Khoza)||011 355 7870|
|Mpumalanga Province, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini||013 766 3429 / 30 / 28|
|Free State Province, Sisi Ntombela||051 400 0302 / 0304 / 0307|
|KwaZulu Natal Province, Mrs Weziwe Gcotyewa Thusi||033 341 9600|
|Eastern Cape Province, Dr Pemmy Majodina||043 605 5000|
|Western Cape Province, Mr Albert Fritz||021 483 5043|
|Northern Cape, Mr Mxolisa Sokatjha||053 807 5600|
|LIMPOPO PROVINCE, Ms DIPUO LETSATSI DUBA||015 293 6000|
|Jaconia Kobue (Media Enquiries and RSVP for Media)||0123127793 / 082 313 4673|
|Customer Care Services||+27 12 312 7727|
|General Enquiries||+27 12 312 7500|
|Media Enquiries – Ms Lumka Oliphant||012 312 7654 / 012 312 7653|
|NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT||(012) 312 7500|
|GAUTENG||(011) 355 7687/7977/7878|
|LIMPOPO||(015) 293 6004/ 6054/6011/6053|
|NORTH WEST||(018) 387 3434/0255/3497/0281|
|MPUMALANGA||(013) 766 3098/3253/3031|
|FREE STATE||(051) 400 0302 / 0304/0307|
|EASTERN CAPE||043 605 5000|
|KWAZULU-NATAL||(033) 264 5400|
|WESTERN CAPE||(021) 483 3858/3765/3158/5445|
|NORTHERN CAPE||(053) 807 5600|
|SASSA||(012) 400 2000|
|Edward Chabangu||012 312 7194|
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