Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has extended some grant payments until the end of the year after a government gazette was published on Wednesday. The new directives issued by Zulu mean that beneficiaries who either claim the temporary disability or temporary care dependency grants will be able to receive cash[…]
At least 12 345 Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs) have, to date, completed the Department of Social Development’s online self-assessment to operate under Level 3 lockdown, its spokesperson, Lumka Oliphant, has said. This week, Oliphant told News24 centres, which were compliant and safe, were able to reopen as per a[…]
Government’s announcement that it is considering the introduction of a basic income grant has sparked debate, with some wondering how it would be implemented in order to address the country’s poverty levels. Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu announced last week that the grant would assist South Africans between the ages[…]
More than three months into a nationwide lockdown and the month of July has been littered with crime scenes and the memorials of women and children across South Africa. As news of violent crime slowly begins to dominate coronavirus headlines, reports indicate another tragic set of statistics: an increasing number[…]
Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu says no South African must be left hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Zulu held a briefing on the department’s COVID-19 programmes. Following complaints that food parcels don’t reach some communities, the minister appealed for a stronger effort to cater to the poor. More than[…]
The access to food availability for poor and working-class communities has come into the spotlight since the start of government’s lockdown, aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus in South Africa. The financial burden of people not being able to work during this period, added to the existing state[…]
A video depicting an elderly Strandfontein woman being harassed for money by her drug-addicted grandson has caused outrage on social media, highlighting the often-unspoken scourge of elderly abuse. The video shows a frail woman known as Mrs Koelman in a state of fear and distress as the young man begs[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development is making its way to the beach with its Identikidz project. The project, which provides children on beaches with identification tags to help them be located in case they get lost, has become an important element of the festive[…]
MEC for Community Safety in the Western Cape Albert Fritz has expressed concern over the release of the founder of the Al Noor Orphanage in Woodstock. The 49-year-old Amina Okpara was freed on R5000 bail at the Cape Town magistrates court on Tuesday. Despite state prosecutors insisting that she was[…]
A Worcester mother found herself in the dock on two counts of child abuse on Thursday after she “disciplined” two teenage girls for creating “lust-inducing” Facebook pages. The woman, a 52-year-old who lives with her biological daughter and 11 foster children, allegedly chained up her 16-year-old foster daughter for three[…]
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