Social Development Minister

South Africa extends help to disabled abuse victims

The Gender Based Violence Command Centre has expanded its services to make them accessible to people with disabilities. Blind and deaf people are now...

South African marks Disability Rights Awareness Month

Disability Rights Awareness Month runs throughout November. It will help increase awareness of the rights of people with disabilities and calls for equal access to socio-economic opportunities. A White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will also be submitted to parliament.

South African victims of Lagos tragedy return home

Two months after the fatal collapse of a church guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the South African victims returned home to an emotional reception ceremony at Waterkloof Airforce Base in Pretoria on Sunday.

South African victims of Lagos tragedy return home

Two months after the fatal collapse of a church guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the South African victims returned home to an emotional reception ceremony at Waterkloof Airforce Base in Pretoria on Sunday.

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.

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.

‘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.

SA women ‘make mark on world stage’

The South African government's progressive laws and policies are attracting the international community to choose South African women to take up strategic positions on the African continent and on the world stage, says Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana.

Let’s learn and honour Children’s Act

Child Protection Week, which started on Monday 28 May and was launched by President Jacob Zuma in the Northern Cape, is aimed at making all South Africans aware of their role in honouring children and the rights they should enjoy.
Spotlight on SA's street children