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National Golden Games Celebrating Active Ageing
Minister: Bathabile Olive Dlamini
Deputy Minister: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
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MINISTER DLAMINI TO HOLD A FOLLOW-UP MEETING WITH FAMILIES OF PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN MARIKANA Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014

 Media Advisory

The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will hold a follow-up meeting, in Nyandeni, Eastern Cape, with the families of  people who lost their lives in the Marikana tragedy.

The meeting is aimed at assessing progress made with regards to the interventions the Department of Social Development had committed to in June 2013 as well as identify further areas for intervention in supporting the families, and the community at large, to achieve sustainable livelihoods through Project Mikondzo – a service delivery improvement programme aimed at responding quicker, more effectively and innovatively to social challenges in the country’s poorest areas.

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NEEDS OF THE INCREASING OLDER PERSONS POPULATION TO BE HEARD Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014

Media Advisory

According to Statistic South Africa’s Profile of Older Persons in South Africa (Census 2011), the number and proportion of elderly persons aged 60 years and older relative to those aged 59 and younger has increased over the period 1996–2011 from 2,8 million in 1996 to 4,1 million in 2011, and the proportions from 7,1% in 1996 to 8,0% in 2011.

Projections also show that the older population will continue to increase and by 2030 there will be approximately seven million elderly persons in South Africa.  This impacts on the demographic, socio-economic and social welfare of the country in diverse ways, generating new policy requirements and perspectives, as government seeks to set national priorities that cater for elderly persons as a vulnerable group.

 

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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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