Department Of Social Development Services

By | December 14, 2021

Department Of Social Development Services, 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).

  • National Food Relief Programme
  • Funding for Early Childhood Development Centres
  • Admission to an Old Age Home
  • Home Based Community Based Care (People living with HIV/AIDS)
  • Foster Care
  • Admission to Children’s Home
  • Child Protection Services
  • Adoption Services
  • Maintenance
  • Services to the Youth
  • Services to Women and Gender Issues
  • Services to Older Persons with Disabilitties
  • Funding of Non Profit Organisations
  • Registration of Shelters and Drop in Centers
  • Training of Non Profit Organisations
  • Old Age Grant (Pension)
  • War Veterans Grant
  • Child Support Grant
  • Foster Care Grant
  • Care Dependency Grant
  • Grants in Aid
  • Disability Grant
  • Early childhood development (ECD) programmes 8 March 2011
  • Registration of partial care facility (ECD) 8 March 2011

 Additional Information on Services Offered

  • Reporting social grant fraud
  • Repaying social grants
  • Request of payment of Social Grant into beneffciary bank account
  • Appointing a grant recipient on behalf of the beneficiary