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Minister: Bathabile Olive Dlamini
Deputy Minister: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
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MINISTER OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT NOTES COURT DECISION ON CHILD TAKEN FROM CARE OF MOTHER Print E-mail
Friday, 03 July 2015

Media Statement

Pretoria, July 2, 2015 – The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, has noted the order of the Free State High Court relating to a minor child who was illegally removed, or where the intention to illegally remove the child was established, from the care of the mother into another country.
 
The respondent, the child’s biological father, has been interdicted and prohibited by the High Court from removing the minor child from the country; and the Court has ordered the respondent immediately to return the child to the care of the mother, who has full legal custody of the child.
 

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INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST DRUGS TO ADDRESS TIK PROBLEM IN EERSTERUST Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 July 2015

 

The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will lead the commemoration of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by holding an awareness raising campaign against the use of tik in Eersterust, near Pretoria.
 
Recently conducted community dialogues between Social Development social workers and the residents of Eersterust have revealed that tik is amongst illicit substances used extensively by community members in the area.

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CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANT ROLE OF CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS Print E-mail
Monday, 29 June 2015

Media Advisory

 

South Africa has witnessed a growing number of orphaned and vulnerable children due to HIV and AIDS, crime and other social ills. The 2011 Census report shows that children account for 40% of South Africa’s population, making them a large number of populations.

Efforts to care for this growing population have created an increasing demand for social service programs and services as well as an array of social service professionals with the skills and experience needed to implement programmes and meet a complex range of social service needs.

 

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