Budget Vote 17 Speech by the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, MP to the National Assembly, Cape Town
25 May 2017
Chairperson and Members of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development,
MECs for Social Development here present,
Representatives of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer sector in the public gallery,
Ladies and Gentlemen
Honourable Chairperson, I rise to present Budget Vote 17 of the Department of Social Development to this august House. From the onset, I would like to tender the apology of the Deputy Minister of Social Development, Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu who is unable to be part of this Budget Vote debate due to ill health. I spoke with her this morning and we wish her a speedy recovery.
By Phaladi Seakgwe
Swartruggens - Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini visited the area of Swartruggens in North West over the weekend to interact with members of the community and respond to the plight of the people of the area.
11 May 2017 | Media Statement
The North Gauteng High Court issued a declaratory order on the issue of deductions coming off social grant beneficiaries’ accounts. In delivering judgement, Acting Judge C.J. van der Westhuisen declared that SASSA and the Minister of the Department of Social Development (DSD) can't impose rules and restrictions on electronic payment. SASSA has studied the judgement and intends taking the matter on appeal because of its unimaginable unintended consequences. "We are convinced that a higher court will have a different view on this matter"- said Thokozani Magwaza the SASSA CEO.
04 April 2017 | Media Statement
The Department of Social Department and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will continue with the payment of social grants today. The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini will visit SASSA pay point in Soshanguve.