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Minister: Bathabile Olive Dlamini
Deputy Minister: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
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CHILDREN WITH AUTISM TO BENEFIT FROM ICT LABORATORY Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 July 2015

Media Advisory

The Deputy Minister of Social Development, Mrs Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, will in partnership with the MTN Foundation handover an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) laboratory to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at Quest School – the only public school in the Eastern Cape Province catering exclusively for children with autism.

The ICT laboratory is a fully equipped computer lab consisting of six computers with E-learning software recommended by the Department of Basic Education for children with autism.  Children will also receive twenty assistive technology devices and interactive boards utilised to enlarge alphabets and numbers thus enabling children to read, write and access the internet with ease.

 

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Department of Social Development on the DA media briefing Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Media statement

Following the media briefing held by the Democratic Alliance this morning, July 28, the Department of Social Development responds:

At face value, it looks like the DA is doubting the independence of the office of the Auditor-General (AG), the processes of Parliament and their own members of Parliament who sit in the portfolio committee on Social Development.  Every question that they have sent to the Minister of Social Development was dealt with in these processes of government and the Department has directed them to those.  The AG has pronounced on the books of the Department and its agencies and these are in the public domain.

 

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AWARENESS CAMPAIGN PROMOTES NPO COMPLIANCE Print E-mail
Monday, 20 July 2015

Media Statement

Pretoria, July 20, 2015 – Following the deregistration of thousands of non-profit organisations (NPOs) for non-compliance with the NPO Act (Act No.71 of 1997) towards the end of 2012, the Department of Social Development has spent R2.5 million on an awareness and educational campaign aimed at helping NPOs improve their compliance.
 
NPOs registered with the Department of Social Development are required in terms of the NPO Act to submit their annual reports (narrative and financial reports) to the Department.  This applies to all NPOs registered under the NPO Act, whether funded or unfunded.
 

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