SASSA CEO Ms Virginia Petersen has commended the Northern Cape SASSA staff for their hard work, sacrifices and loyalty.
This follows the Region’s excellent performance at the 10th Annual Batho Pele Premier’s Service Excellence Awards in Kimberley recently. The Region scooped three awards at the Ceremony which was held at the Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre.
“This is an affirmation of all the hard work and sacrifices made by the staff in the Region. The other Regions have big shoes to fill to catch up to the Northern Cape. Thank you for putting SASSA on the service delivery map,” said Ms Petersen.
The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini announced the establishment of a special service delivery improvement initiative – Project Mikondzo.
In terms of this initiative, the Department of Social Development, SASSA and National Development Agency (NDA)’s administrative staff will be based in the communities doing fieldwork to ensure that access to services is enhanced and that government is adequately responsive to immediate socio-economic challenges facing our communities.
The name Mikondzo is a Xitsonga name referring to footprints. It refers to the Department’s aim to expand and leave a positive service delivery footprint by bringing all its services to the people. Mikondzo teams have already started working in Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Eastern Cape, North West and Gauteng.