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Minister: Susan Shabangu
Deputy Minister: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
Deputy Minister
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MINISTER BATHABILE DLAMINI STRENGTHENS BI-LATERAL RELATIONS WITH THE STATE OF MARYLAND Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 February 2018

Johannesburg: A delegation from the State of Maryland (USA) is in the country to start implementing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the The Department of Social Development and the State of Maryland. 

The visit by representatives of the State of Maryland is informed by the MoU signed by the department and the State of Maryland in May last year; thus giving effect to bilateral cooperation on matters of mutual interest.

The Department of Social Development intends to explore training programmes; specialist programmes for the social work practice. Minister Dlamini has identified bilateral cooperation priorities including Early Childhood Development, Alcohol and substance abuse and the social work programme as a profession.

The MoU also aims to share best practices in an attempt to improve the delivery of social development services to communities in South Africa and in the State of Maryland. The delegation is expected to visit different social development projects in Gauteng and Mpumalanga Provinces.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the visits planned as follows:

PROGRAMME – COURTESY VISIT TO THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, MRS HENDRIETTA BOGOPANE-ZULU

Date: Friday, February 02, 2018

Time: 08h00

Venue: Southern Sun Arcadia, Pretoria – Gauteng Province

PROGRAMME - COURTESY VISIT BY THE MINISTER OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, MS BATHABILE DLAMINI

Date: Monday, February 05, 2018

Time: 08h00

Venue: Inter-Continental Hotel, Sandton – Gauteng Province

Note: Please note that a comprehensive programme covering all the other areas to be visited by the delegation will be forwarded in due course.

Media can RSVP by contacting Mr Jaconia Kobue on 063 249 5120 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Media enquiries may be forwarded to Mr Bathembu Futshane on 073 993 9391 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it