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Legislative Mandate

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (section 27(1) (c)), provides for the right of access to appropriate social assistance to those unable to support themselves and their dependants. Section 28(1) of the Constitution enshrines the rights of children with regard to appropriate care, basic nutrition, shelter, health care services and social services. In addition, the White Paper’s for Social Welfare (1997) and Population Policy (1998) provide the policy framework for the Department’s work.

  
  
  
  
Child CAre Act 74 of 1983.pdf
  
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National Development Agency Act 108 of 1998.pdf
  
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National Welfare Act_100_of_1978.pdf
  
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NPO_ACT.pdf
  
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Older Persons Act 13 of 2006.pdf
  
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population_policy_for_south_africa_1998.pdf
  
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Prevention and Treatmwent of Drug Dependency Act, 1992.pdf
  
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probation_services_amendment_act_35_of_2002_0.pdf
  
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Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978.pdf
  
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- Aged Persons Amendment Act, 1998 (Act No.100 of 1998)

- Social Assistance Act, 1992 (Act No. 59 of 1992) and Welfare Laws Amendment Act, 1997 (Act No. 106 of 1997)

- National Development Agency Act, 1998 (Act No. 108 of 1998)

- Advisory Board on Social Development Act, 2001 (Act No. 3 of 2001)

- Domestic Violence Act, 1998 (Act No. 166 of 1998)

- White Paper for Social Welfare, 1997

- White Paper on Population Policy for South Africa, 1998

- Social Assistance Act No. 13 of 2004

- Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEC: Mrs Siphokazi Lusithi

VISION:

A caring society for the protection and development of the poor and vulnerable towards a sustainable society.

MISSION

To transform our society by building conscious and capable citizens through the provision of integrated social development services with families at the core of social change.
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