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Minister: Bathabile Olive Dlamini
Deputy Minister: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
Deputy Minister
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Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, MP, on the occasion of the media briefing on the appointment of the Ministerial Committee on Foster Care, Pretoria. Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014

Media Statement

Director-General of Social Development, Mr Coceko Pakade;
Special Advisor, Mr Zane Dangor;
Members of the Ministerial Task Team;
Senior Managers of Social Development and SASSA;
Ladies and gentlemen of the media;

Good morning!

I am pleased to announce to you, during Social Development Month, the appointment of a ministerial committee to help us address the challenges facing our foster care system.

Some of you will recall the 2011 ruling by the North Gauteng High Court which reinstated a number of lapsed foster care orders – and by implication, the foster child grants paid for the benefit of the children.

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COMMITTEE TO PUT FOSTER CARE SYSTEM UNDER MICROSCOPE Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 October 2014

Media Advisory

The ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in 2011 which reinstated a number of lapsed foster care orders – and by implication, the foster care grants paid for the benefit of the children – exposed a number of challenges within the country’s foster care system, not least of which was the backlog in the processing of foster care applications and extensions.

The growing demand for foster care placements over the years and the limited resources to respond to the need have prompted the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, to appoint a ministerial committee to investigate how the backlog of foster care applications and lapsed foster care orders can be addressed within the confines of the law, also taking into consideration the best interest of the children as demanded by the Children’s Act.

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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT TO PRESENT ANNUAL REPORT Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Media Advisory

Members of the media are advised that the Department of Social Development and its agency, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), will brief Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Social Development on its annual performance as reflected in the annual reports on October 15.

The presentation of the Annual Report will take place as follows:

 

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