The functional responsibilities of the Department of Social Development in the Eastern Cape are defined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
The Executive committee of the Eastern Cape assigned the above responsibilities to the Member of the Executive Committee for Social Development.
As an autonomous service delivery organ of the Eastern Cape Provincial Government, the then Department of Welfare was established in June 1997.
However, it was not until the start of the financial year 1998/99 that the Department’s service delivery processes were carried out through a dedicated welfare administrative mechanism.
Our mandate as the Department of Social Development is to provide services to the vulnerable groups of society, the poorest of the poor, the marginalized, and the disadvantaged groups.
This is what sets the Department of Social Development apart from other social service providers and other departments. Our service goes further than just bringing services to these groups.
The kinds of services we provide and the manner in which we deliver are critical aspects of our mandate. It is our brief to deliver on our mandate in a manner that will engage and empower communities to participate actively in the improvement of their quality of life so as to build their self-reliance, which is a pre-requisite to sustainable development.
|Closing Date – 12 November 2021
|Closing 02 July 2021
|Closing 14 May 2021
|Closing – 19 March 2021