department of social development

South Africa takes a stand against violence and abuse

South Africa's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children has been extended to run throughout the year. With the theme, "Count me in", the focus will be on gender and child abuse, with all people encouraged to be part of the solution.

South Africa takes a stand against violence and abuse

South Africa's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children has been extended to run throughout the year. With the theme, "Count me in", the focus will be on gender and child abuse, with all people encouraged to be part of the solution.

African Union body lauds South Africa’s Sexual Offences Courts

Established in 2013, South Africa’s unique Sexual Offences courts fast track cases involving sexual violence against women and children and are equipped to reduce secondary trauma to victims. The courts provide support especially for child victims.

African Union body lauds South Africa’s Sexual Offences Courts

Established in 2013, South Africa’s unique Sexual Offences courts fast track cases involving sexual violence against women and children and are equipped to reduce secondary trauma to victims. The courts provide support especially for child victims.

Annual Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament calls for children’s ombudsman

Some 108 children got their chance to speak truth to power as members of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament this week, calling for stricter policing of child right’s violations.

Call to help identify child-headed households

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has called on South Africans to help identify and locate child- and youth-headed households in the country, to ensure that they receive the necessary support from the government.

‘Make use of services for children with disabilities’

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has urged the parents of children with disabilities to make use of government services available to assist them. The minister's call comes after reports emerged of a girl with disabilities being locked up in a shack in Alexandra, Johannesburg.

President Zuma announces new Cabinet

Cyril Ramaphosa was appointed Deputy President and Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene was promoted to minister of finance in President Jacob Zuma's new Cabinet, announced on Sunday following his inauguration for a second term as President on Saturday.

Just a little TLC

The Love of Christ Children's Home has a champion in endurance runner, Jeffery Long; this year he aims to beat his 2012 R30 000 fundraising pot for the organisation by competing in the Ironman South Africa race.

Call centre to help victims of gender violence

South Africa's Department of Social Development, in partnership with the Vodacom Foundation, has launched a pilot 24-hour call centre offering counselling and assistance by trained personnel to victims of gender-based violence in the country.