The Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini will be Kwa-Mhlushwa, Mpumalanga Province from 21 - 22 October 2016.
04 October 2016, Saint George Hotel, Pretoria – Following establishment of the Ministerial Committee on Review of 1997 White Paper on Welfare Services in 2013; the committee has today handed over the report to the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini.
04 October 2016, Pretoria: The Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, has welcomed the Cabinet decision to amend the Social Assistance Act. Last week, Cabinet reviewed a proposal from the Department of Social Development for Amendments to the Social Assistance Act and approved its release for public comment.
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) wishes to inform all beneficiaries of social grants about mid-year grant increases which will be effective from 1 October 2016. This follows an announcement made by Minister of Social Development Ms Bathabile Dlamini.
Following amendments of the regulations of the Social Assistance Act of 2004 this year, some social grant beneficiaries will have to make alternative arrangements regarding the payment of funeral insurance premiums. Amending these regulations was a necessary and responsible step taken by SASSA and the Social Development Department in order to protect vulnerable beneficiaries against unscrupulous financial service providers,