Department Of Social Development Mission And Vision

By | December 14, 2021

Department Of Social Development Mission And Vision, The mission of the Department of Social Development is to enable the poor, the vulnerable and the excluded within South African society to secure a better life for themselves, in partnership with them and with all those who are committed to building a caring society.

The Department has the following primary core functions: management and oversight over social security, encompassing social assistance and social insurance policies, which aim to prevent and alleviate poverty in the event of life cycle risks such as loss of income due to unemployment, disability, old age or death occurring; and developmental social welfare services, which provide support to reduce poverty, vulnerability and the impact of HIV/AIDS through sustainable development programmes, in partnership with implementing agents such as State-Funded Institutions, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) and Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs).



A caring and self-reliant society.


To transform our society by building conscious and capable citizens through the provision of comprehensive, integrated, and sustainable social development services.


The people we serve come first in performing our duties.

We will ensure equity and freedom from discrimination and harassment in the workplace and in the services provided by our department. We will work in partnership with the people we serve and with other stakeholders.

We will use the resources entrusted to us, to deliver on the Government’s priorities in the most efficient, effective, and innovative ways. We will be transparent and accountable for our decisions, actions, and performance.

We will share our knowledge and expertise with other departments and the broader welfare sector and learn from them. In performing our duties;

We will uphold the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the laws governing the public service, and the Code of Conduct for the Public Service.