Department Of Social Development Objectives

By | December 14, 2021

Department Of Social Development Objectives, The aim of the Department of Social Development is to contribute to improving the quality of life of the poor, the vulnerable, and the marginalized within South African society through an integrated and caring system of social development grants and services


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.

Key objectives and programmes

The key objectives of the Department of Social Development for the medium term are:

  • To contribute to poverty eradication
  • To mitigate the social and economic impact of HIV/Aids on poor households and children
  • To achieve the progressive realisation of children’s social and economic rights
  • To rebuild families and communities through programmes empowering young, old and disabled people, as well as women