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Minister: Susan Shabangu
Deputy Minister: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
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STUDENTS AND PARENTS EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AS THE NEW TERTIARY YEAR KICKS OFF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 February 2019

There was a sense of excitement, pride and hope at each of the three Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) campuses that the Department of Social Development visited during their respective orientation days in the Western Cape.

The purpose of the Department’s presence at the institutions was to fulfil the mandate of the Anti-Substance Abuse Education and Awareness in Institutions of Higher Learning Campaign. This campaign was devised as a response to the requirements of students after dialogues were conducted by the Department in a number of tertiary institutions in the Eastern Cape in 2016 and it seeks to educate students about the harmful effects of substance abuse and also to inform them about the resources that they have available from the Department of Social Development.

  

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THE DEPARMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ADDRESSES CHALLENGES FACED BY STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2019

In 2016, the Department of Social Development conducted dialogues in Eastern Cape-based tertiary institutions to address challenges faced by students particularly those affecting female students, students with disabilities, students exiting the social security grant system as well as students who form part of the LGBTI community.

Among some of the findings from the dialogues was the high rate of substance abuse in the institutions. Students at the Walter Sisulu University of Technology, for example, made reference to the easy access to alcohol and related substances from a local tavern.
The students, seeking assistance in this regard, asked the Department to rollout anti-substance abuse programmes in the universities, including identifying students with substance abuse problems and placing them on relevant rehabilitation programmes.

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THE YOUTH PLEDGE TO END GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN SEDIBENG, GAUTENG Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 January 2019

The mandate of the Department of Social Development is to ensure protection against vulnerability by creating an enabling environment for the provision of sustainable social development services.

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