Department of Social Development Province Of KwaZulu-Natal

About Us


The 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Social Development that I am presenting marks the 5th year of implementation of the current 2015-2020 strategic planning cycle

Key highlights of our many achievements are as follows: During the current electoral mandate period, we have made significant strides in expanding and improving the Social Protection system in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. These strides contributed towards the achievement of the objectives Government Outcome 13 of the 2014-2019 Medium-Term Strategic Framework and Chapter 11 of the National Development Plan.

In 2019/20, we will continue to play a leading role in the Social Protection agenda in Province of KwaZulu-Natal through the reformation of the social welfare sector, expansion of early childhood development(ECD) services and strengthening community development interventions.

Our concerted efforts for the reformation of social welfare sector will focus on expanding and improving social welfare services for the vulnerable groups in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. This includes targeted interventions to improve residential care and support services in Old Age Homes as informed by an audit conducted by the Department in these facilities. It also includes prevention programmes for people with Albinism, as well as Community-Based Rehabilitation Programmes. Furthermore, we will continue to intensify Social and Behaviour Change programmes. The Department will continue to implement the HCBC Re-Engineering programme in a phased-in approach and upscale the “Men Championing Change” Programme will be up scaled as part of HIV/AIDS prevention.

Part of our mandate as the Social Development Sector is child and family care. We still have a long way towards achieving universal access to ECD services. As a result, we will continue to prioritize the expansion of access to ECD services for children for children 0-4 years. We will continue to improve the ECD infrastructure through the ECD Maintenance Grant.

Poverty, unemployment and inequality continue to persist. To this end, we continue to strengthen community development interventions. This includes strengthening collaboration with NPO Sector as they play a meaningful role in the development agenda. We will also continue to provide food through the Community Nutrition Development Centres while at the same time linking beneficiaries from these centres to sustainable initiatives.

Effective and efficient administration machinery is critical for the successful implementation of social development policies and programmes. To this end, our priorities for 2019/20 financial year include filling vacant funded posts, improving the ICT infrastructure and strengthening good governance systems.

Our Journey over the current electoral mandate period has been challenging yet fulfilling. We have achieved so much in expanding the delivery of social welfare and community development services to the people of KwaZulu-Natal, yet the transformation agenda is far from over. We have remained committed to serving the people of KwaZulu-Natal.


Mrs N.M Khoza

MEC of the Department of Social Development, Province of KwaZulu-Natal

15 July 2019 , Annual Performance Report 2019/20

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08 March : International Womans Day
04 May : Child Protection week
15 May : International Day for Family
01 June : International Childrens Day
15 June : Internal Day Against Substance Abuse and Drug Trafficking
11 July : World Population Day
21 September : World Alzehemiers Day
01 October: Older Persons Day
15 October : International Rural Womens Day
17 October : World Food Day
01 November : National Childrens Day
25 November : 16 Days of Activism of Violence against Women and Children
01 December : World AIDS Day
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