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PRESENTATION TO THE AD-HOC COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

BY

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

2004/05 FINANCIAL YEAR:VOTE 19

28 MAY 2004

Social Development


Agenda
AGENDA

  • Vision and Mission

  • Social Development Priorities

  • Programme Structure

  • Overview & Key Developments

  • Challenges

  • Programme Performance:

    - Branch: Integrated Development

    - Branch: Social Security

  • Financial overview

  • Conclusion

Social Development


Strategic overview mr v madonsela

STRATEGIC OVERVIEWMr. V Madonsela

PART 1

Social Development


Vision
VISION

A caring and integrated system of social development services that facilitates human development and improves the quality of life

Social Development


Mission
MISSION

To ensure the provision of comprehensive social protection services against vulnerability and poverty within the constitutional and legislative framework, and create an enabling environment for sustainable development. The department further aims to deliver integrated, sustainable and quality services in partnership with all those committed to building a caring society

Social Development


Social development priorities over mtef years
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES OVER MTEF YEARS

  • Improvement of access and the quality of Social Security Service

  • Establishment of the Social Security Agency

  • Establishment of an Inspectorate for the Social Security Function

  • Comprehensive Child Care Legislation

  • Expanded Public Works Program

  • Welfare Service Transformation

  • Improve services to Older Persons

  • Strengthening of Families

  • Partnerships and Cooperative Governance

  • HIV and AIDS

  • Poverty Reduction and Integrated Development

Social Development


Programme structure
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

2004/05

P1: Administration

P2: Social Security, Policy & Planning

P3:Grant Systems and Administration

  • Manage social grants and disaster relief through the development of norms and standards, and improve compliance, with particular focus on improving application processing time and fraud reduction

    P4:Social Security Service Delivery Assurance

    P5: Welfare Service Transformation

    P6: Children, Families and Youth Development

    P7: Poverty Alleviation (note: name change)

    P8: HIV and AIDS

    P9: Population and Development

Social Development


Overview key developments
OVERVIEW & KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Expansion of the social security safety net

    • Extension of Child Support Grant

    • Increased awareness & more coverage

  • Institutional reform of the social security service delivery system

    • Implementation of norms & standards

    • Establishment of Social Security Agency

    • Improvement of information and payment system

  • Transformation of social welfare services

    • Development of new finance policy

    • Improvement of conditions of services for social workers

    • Implementation of a staff retention strategy

Social Development


Overview key developments1
OVERVIEW & KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Legislative developments

    • Social Assistance Bill

    • Social security Agency Bill

    • Children’s Bill

    • Older Persons Bill

Social Development


Sector challenges
SECTOR CHALLENGES

  • Overriding challenges of poverty

  • Realisation of socio-economic rights

    • Putting children first

    • Prioritising the vulnerable groups

  • Demographic challenges

  • Improving social assistance

    • Limited/restricted coverage

  • Pressures on other welfare services

  • Capacity constraints

  • Infrastructure needs

  • Fragmented legal framework

Social Development


Programme performance

PROGRAMME PERFORMANCE

BRANCH: INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT

Mr. V Madonsela

Director General

PART 2

Social Development


Welfare services transformation
WELFARE SERVICES TRANSFORMATION

AIM

Welfare service transformation facilitates the transformation of social welfare services to deliver effective and appropriate social welfare services to individuals, families and communities.

Social Development


Measurable objective
MEASURABLE OBJECTIVE

To develop and facilitate implementation and monitoring of social welfare service policies, strategies, programmes that empower and support vulnerable individuals, households and communities, including older persons, persons with disabilities and mitigate the impact of substance abuse.

Social Development


Recent outputs for 2003 4
RECENT OUTPUTS FOR 2003/4

Service Standards

  • Discussion document on the policy on financial awards to service provided approved by MINMEC

  • Salaries of social workers in government reviewed and approved by MINMEC

  • Capacity development programme for social service professionals developed and due for implementation

  • Preliminary costing of NGO’s funded by the department completed

Social Development


Recent outputs for 2003 41
RECENT OUTPUTS FOR 2003/4

  • Older Persons

    • Audit of old age homes finalised

    • Proposed legislation on Older persons has been introduced to Parliament

    • Recommendations of the Inter-Ministerial Committee have been integrated in the legislation

    • Preliminary costing of the legislation was done

    • Internal investigation done on Frail Care services

Social Development


Recent outputs for 2003 42
RECENT OUTPUTS FOR 2003/4

  • Services to People with Disabilities

    • 30% of workshops transformed

    • An audit on existing services has been completed and a draft resource directory is being developed

    • Consultation with other departments initiated

Social Development


Recent outputs for 2003 43
RECENT OUTPUTS FOR 2003/4

  • Prevention of Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation

    • Policy framework developed and consulted

    • Draft minimum standards for in-patient treatment centres developed and consulted in all provinces

    • A best practice model for a youth treatment centre has been documented

    • Ke Moja awareness campaign was launched in Cape Town and will be rolled out in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng

    • CDA secretariat in place and functional.

Social Development


Poverty alleviation
POVERTY ALLEVIATION

AIM

  • Developing, co-ordinating and managing sustainable income-generating projects; developing strategies and programmes which contribute to the well-being and social integration of vulnerable individuals, groups and communities; and developing policies and programmes to create an enabling environment for non-profit organisations. The programme also transfers funds to the National Development Agency and monitors it.

Social Development


Poverty alleviation cont
POVERTY ALLEVIATION cont..

MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES:

  • Design and monitor policies, strategies and programmes for poverty reduction, community development, and register and support non-profit organisations.

Social Development


Poverty alleviation cont1
POVERTY ALLEVIATION cont..

RECENT OUTPUTS:

  • The Monitoring, Support and evaluation aspect of the Poverty Alleviation Programme is on a sustainable path of improvement, this is due to the expanded role of the IDT in the programme, which has been taken beyond disbursement of funds to projects, to include direct implementation for 12 months ending in September 2004.

  • The Poverty Alleviation Programme has 408 projects funded with the allocation currently being managed, the target is to have 416 projects by the end of June. The allocation currently being managed is the remainder of the R222 million allocated over the last MTEF period (2001/02;02/03;03/04).

Social Development


Poverty alleviation cont2
POVERTY ALLEVIATION cont..

RECENT OUTPUTS:

  • The improved monitoring capacity allows us to report that the numbers of people benefiting per objective of the Poverty Alleviation Programme since 2001/02 to date have increased as follows:

  • The improvement in the case of HIV and Aids projects was from 2 667 to12 263 people;

  • The improvement in the number of young people participating in youth development projects was from 1 045 to 2 471;

  • The improvement in the number of people participating in women’s development co - operatives was from 1 279 to 2 788,

Social Development


Poverty alleviation cont3
POVERTY ALLEVIATION cont..

RECENT OUTPUTS:

  • Community based dual purpose centers improved the number of the people benefiting from 3 413 to 13 604, and

  • Food security projects also improved by increasing the number of people benefiting from projects from 10 692 to 13 604.

  • The Programme has been very successful with its targeting mechanisms for the Poverty Alleviation Programme, at the beginning of the three-year programme approach for Poverty Relief, the Programme successfully identified projects to be funded in the country, and met the minimum target of having 30% of projects in the nodes of the ISRDP. The Department has allocated over 60% of funds to the three provinces with the most severe levels of Poverty i.e. Eastern Cape, Kwazulu Natal and Limpopo;

Social Development


Poverty alleviation cont4
POVERTY ALLEVIATION cont..

MEDIUM TERM OUTPUTS AND TARGETS:

  • The Poverty Alleviation Programme has the following critical outputs for the medium term, and these are:

    • Developing an exit plan for each funded project under the Poverty Relief Programme – first draft by May 2005;

    • Conducting a Study on the Impact the Poverty Relief Programme of the Department has had on communities – first draft by 2005; and

    • Developing an Anti Poverty Strategy for the Department – first draft by March 2005.

Social Development


Poverty alleviation cont5
POVERTY ALLEVIATION cont..

Grant-in Kind:

  • An amount of R 71 million was allocated to the Department in the 2003/04 financial year as the final allocation of this programme

  • R 43 million of the above allocation is in the process of disbursement to the 416 projects, which will be completed during the 2004/05 financial year.

Social Development


Hiv and aids
HIV AND AIDS

AIM

Develop policies, strategies and programmes aimed at mitigating the social impact of HIV and Aids.

Social Development


Hiv and aids cont
HIV AND AIDS cont..

MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES:

  • to develop policy, programs and guidelines for implementation of HIV and AIDS intervention.

  • to deliver comprehensive social development services to vulnerable groups focussing on HIV and AIDS infected and affected (children, Youth, Older persons, PWAs and their families affected by HIV/AIDS).

  • to ensure that services are rendered in a coordinated manner to vulnerable groups

  • to monitor and evaluate the implementation of HIV and AIDS home community based care programs,

  • Facilitate establishment of a workplace HIV/AIDS program and

  • To built capacity of NGO to render services for HIV and AIDS programs.

Social Development


Hiv and aids cont1
HIV AND AIDS cont..

RECENT OUTPUTS:

  • Provision of child and family welfare services, psychosocial support and statutory services.

  • Provision of different options of alternative care for children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS

  • Provision of nutritional support and addressing other material and psychosocial needs of people living with AIDS

  • Strengthening and supporting the network of community based and not for profit organizations to facilitate the rollout of home community based care and support

  • Monitor, evaluate and undertake research to explore successful methods of care and support to people who are infected and affected by HIV and AIDS

Social Development


Hiv and aids cont2
HIV AND AIDS cont..

RECENT OUTPUTS:

  • Home/Community Based Care and Support Programme

  • For the past three years the focus of the Department as far as this programme is concerned has been the protection of children who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. An amount of R6, 8 million from the National Integrated Plan strategy was allocated to the Department of Social Development for implementation of community-home based care and support in 2000/2001, R13,3 million in 2001/2 and R48million in 2002/3. The implementation started with the establishment of six sites in 2000 and these were increased to 314 in 2002/3.

Social Development


Hiv and aids cont3
HIV AND AIDS cont..

RECENT OUTPUTS:

  • The Directorate HIV and AIDS became fully operational during 2002/3 and has been elevated to a Chief Directorate level from 2003/4. This has facilitated the improved management of scaling up of the home community based care and support programme in the provinces and proper management of the amounts allocated to this programme.

Social Development


Hiv and aids cont4
HIV AND AIDS cont..

Conditional Grants:

  • Increase in the number of identified children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS:

    - 61,582 orphaned and vulnerable children were identified and received appropriate services

    - 9,787 child headed households were identified and received appropriate services

  • Provision of essential material assistance to identified children and families:

    - 144 703 families were provided with food parcels and 20 945 families were provided with special protein products.

Social Development


Hiv and aids cont5
HIV AND AIDS cont..

Conditional Grants:

  • Provision of alternative care to vulnerable children:

    - 6375 children were referred for foster care placement

  • 50 percent of caregivers identified from communities, NGOs, CBOs and FBOs, families and volunteers to be capacitated through training and support:

      - 4 215 caregivers were trained on Home Community Based Care and Support programme

    - 5 988 caregivers are receiving stipend

Social Development


Hiv and aids cont6
HIV AND AIDS cont..

Conditional Grants:

  • Provision of counseling and support services to children and families:

    - 144 703 were assisted with counseling ,care and support

    - 144 support groups were established and supported

    - 550 families received bereavement support and burials

  • Increase in the number of co-coordinating structures and partnership for management and maintenance of social welfare to children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS:

      - 169 income generating projects were linked to home community based care

    - 212 child care forums were established

    - 421 NGOS, CBOS, FBO and sites were strengthened

Social Development


Hiv and aids cont7
HIV AND AIDS cont..

  • Establishing the extent of the OVC situation to be able to mitigate the impact on children and Child headed households.

  • Linking HIV and AIDS programs to poverty and other social development programs to mitigate the social impact.

  • Awareness, Prevention and community mobilization.

  • Psychosocial support to PWAs, child headed households, children and families.

  • Support to individuals and families receiving ARV treatment

  • Monitoring and Evaluation

CHALLENGES :

Social Development


Hiv and aids cont8
HIV AND AIDS cont..

PROPOSED REMEDIES:

  • Conduct action research in order to establish the OVC situation in SA

  • Develop a database on OVC

  • Strengthen initiatives such as Community Aids Response (CARE) for the implementation of services to OVC

  • Develop a manual and develop the capacity of services providers on psychosocial support to PLWA, children and families

  • Develop monitoring tools for all programmes

  • Evaluate the impact of programmes on communities and develop best practices

  • Strengthen and capacitate provinces with the implementation of home/community-based care and support programmes

  • Strengthen the collaboration with social cluster to support the ARV roll out

Social Development


Extended public works programme
EXTENDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME

AIM

To utilise public sector budgets to reduce unemployment and poverty by creating work opportunities through skills development.

Social Development


Extended public works programme cont
EXTENDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME cont..

MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES:

  • Design and monitor policies, strategies and programmes for poverty alleviation and community development, and register and support non-profit organisations

  • Create 122 240 work opportunities in HCBC (sector wide)- 4 284 by DoSD for FY2004/5.

  • Create 66 300 work opportunities ECD (sector wide)- 1 000 by DoSD FY2005/6.

Social Development


Extended public works programme cont1
EXTENDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME cont..

  • Comprehensive Integrated Social Sector Plan has been produced.

  • Intensive work is undertaken with partners to develop MOU.

  • Additional R253 million is needed for HCBC.

  • For ECD- an additional R349m is needed for a conditional Grant.

Social Development


Extended public works programme cont2

Challenges

Sustainability of work opportunity

Impact of the rollout of ARV

Impact on volunteerism

Capacity of SETAs to delivery training

Exit counseling

Increment of the ECD capacity

Lack of adequate delegated Human Resource capacity

Mitigation

A.P of CD&HW at comm. level.

The risk factored into training

Communication strategy

Technical Assistance Support to SETAs

Exit counseling trg prg t/b dev

Conditional Grant is recom.

Project Management Unit for each dept (national & provinces)

EXTENDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME cont..

Social Development


National food emergency programme
NATIONAL FOOD EMERGENCY PROGRAMME

AIM

  • To promote a sustainable and enabling environment for vulnerable groups experiencing food insecurity.

Social Development


National food emergency programme cont
NATIONAL FOOD EMERGENCY PROGRAMME cont…

MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES:

  • Provision of nutritious food (Cooked)

  • Reduce malnutrition through food gardening and promotion of income generating

  • Linking beneficiaries to other services including social security

Social Development


National food emergency programme cont1
NATIONAL FOOD EMERGENCY PROGRAMME cont…

RECENT OUTPUTS:

  • As part of first pilot project (2002/03 allocation / R 230 million), 244 000 households were reached;

  • Up to end of March 2004, 506 978 households were reached, 31 586 nutrient Supplements were supplied and funding to 40 drop-in centres were provided from the 2003/04 allocation (R 388 million).

Social Development


Challenges
CHALLENGES

  • Sustainability

  • Sectoral Integration

  • Coordination of interventions of various sectors

  • Inadequate communication outside government

  • Participation of stakeholders – varied perceptions in the programme

  • Inconsistent configuration of social cluster Departments at provincial level

  • Insufficient resources (fiscal, human and physical)

Social Development


Children families and youth development
CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

AIM

To ensure the protection and empowerment of vulnerable children, youth and families

Social Development


Children families and youth development cont
CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENTcont..

MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES:

  • To promote well-being of children and protect them from vulnerability, abuse, neglect and exploitation

  • To develop and facilitate implementation of strategies and programmes to promote youth development and self-reliance.

  • To manage and protect child offenders

  • To support and empower victims of violence especially women

  • To promote family preservation, family values and ensure the support of vulnerable families

  • To promote well-being of children and protect them from vulnerability, abuse, neglect and exploitation

Social Development


Children families and youth development cont1
CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT cont..

RECENT OUTPUTS:

  • The Children’s Bill was approved by Cabinet and introduced in parliament which subsequently requested the Bill to be split into sections 75-(national competencies)and 76(provincial competencies). Both sections will be considered in parliament, but section75 will be promulgated by the President and later amended to incorporate section 76.

  • The draft policy framework was developed from the Strategy on the Prevention and Management of Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation and aligned with Children’s Bill as well as the draft Family Policy document. The draft policy framework will be consulted with all relevant stakeholders before implementation.

  • The Child Protection Register (CPR) was implemented in nine provinces, good progress has been made with computerisation of CPR and Negotiations underway with the national Department of Justice/Education/ Health and SAPS on reporting function of CPR

Social Development


Child protection
CHILD PROTECTION

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • During 2003 the Registrar of Adoptions registered 2207,nationally and 200 inter-country adoptions were handled.

  • The Department ratified the Hague Convention on Inter country adoptions was effected in December 2003 and the interim Central Authority for Inter-country Adoptions is being established.

  • Child Protection Week mainstreamed into DSD and broader government processes it was co-ordinated and celebrated in 2003 with great success;

  • A Workshop on ECD was held and refined Guideline document drafted – document ready to go through final approval processes;

  • The research on the costing of children's ’homes was completed the document will help the department and other stakeholders in reviewing policy, planning and budgeting for children’s homes.

Social Development


Youth development
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • Progress has also been made in improving the capacity for the Youth Development and Social Crime Prevention activities of the Department;

  • The Department has started engaging stakeholders on the process of developing the Youth Development Strategy. The First Draft Strategy will be presented before all stakeholder at a conference which will be held in November 2004,

Social Development


Social crime prevention
SOCIAL CRIME PREVENTION

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • 600 assistant probation officers and probation officers were trained.

  • The South African Council for Social Services Professions has accepted the formal application for the establishment of a Professional Board for Probation Officers. The first regulations for the establishment thereof have been Gazetted for comments.

  • The Application for the establishment of a Standard Generating Body for Probation Officers has been accepted and the Department is in the process of nominating a board to drive the process.

  • R 20 million donor funding from the Royal Netherlands Embassy was secured for the Department of Social Development contribution towards the Child Justice System.

  • The Department‘s crime prevention programmes have been included in the IJS business plan and this will require regular progress reporting on our indicators

Social Development


Victim empowerment programme
VICTIM EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • Progress made include:

    • A costed strategy to guide the establishment and the management of shelters for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and who need to move out of the violent home environment.  

    • A One Stop Center for the provision of immediate services to victims of domestic violence was launched in Upington in the Northern Cape.

    • An impact assessment of Victim Empowerment was carried out and a tool to monitor the projects was also developed.

Social Development


Families
FAMILIES

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • In preparing the nation for the10th Anniversary of International Year of the Family 2004, a pre launch was held in October 2003.

  • The main launch was held as big event which attracted 20 000 people in Cape Town. The theme of the campaign is “Family the Core of Society”.

  • A plan of action for the IYF has been developed with stakeholders

  • The research on families in South Africa was commissioned to HSRC, the findings of the study are being utilised to draft a family policy with the intend of launching it during 2004.

Social Development


Challenges1
CHALLENGES

The following main challenges are envisaged for the next three financial years:

  • Increased human and infrastructure resources for the implementation of the Children and Child Justice Bill;

  • Other areas that have policies and strategies that are near completion and would therefore need attention in terms of implementation and resources are as follows:

    • Families,

    • Victim Empowerment,

    • Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation,

    • Orphans and vulnerable children especially those who are affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty and

    • Alternative care.

    • Youth development strategy

Social Development


Outputs 2004 05
OUTPUTS 2004/05

  • Policy and programmes to care for and protect children

  • Administer intercountry adoptions

  • Early childhood development, residential and foster care services

  • Policy and programmes to protect, strengthen and support families

  • Policy and programmes to support and protect people affected by violence and crime;

  • Probation officers and assistant probation officers in all provinces trained;

  • Measures to reduce number of children awaiting trial in prison and police cellsdeveloped;

  • Develop, facilitate and monitor the implementation of policies, norms and standards of services to persons affected by crime.

  • National Youth Skills Development Programme targeting out-of-school youth

Social Development


Population and development
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

AIM

Support and facilitate collaboration to ensure the implementation of population policy, and monitor and evaluate progress with achieving policy objectives.

Social Development


Population and development cont
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONT..

MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES

Research, capacity building and dissemination of information on population and development trends to facilitate population policy implementation through intergovernmental programmes.

Social Development


Population and development cont1
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONT..

Recent Outputs up to end of March 2004:

Research:-

A larger volume of research was undertaken on key issues relating to families, ageing, child abuse, fertility trends, reproductive health, especially HIV/Aids and community development to support policy development and programme monitoring and evaluation.

Ten year review research was completed and the final report released by the Presidency in October 2003.

Social Development


Population and development cont2
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONT..

United Nations Population fund:-

The second Country Programme of the United Nations Population Fund , which was launched in 2002 was implemented in ten nodal District Municipalities in the three priority Provinces, Kwazulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Limpopo. The programme seeks to integrate and align population concerns of various areas within the integrated plans of district municipalities.

Social Development


Population and development cont3
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONT..

  • Primary HIV/Aids Capacity Building Course for government planners was launched and a total of 1 628 officials from all spheres of government were trained. An evaluation exercise, assessing the impact of the course was completed, and recommendation will be incorporated in the revised courses. The course is implemented in partnership with SAMDI.

Social Development


Population and development cont4
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONT..

ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATION

  • Activities included the annual Joint Population Conference (on urban and rural sustainable development) and provincial and national youth workshops on population and development priorities. World Population Day was commemorated and a poster competition for youth was held jointly with the UN Population Fund

  • The report on the five year review of the implementation of the population policy was completed and presented to the Heads of Social Development for discussion.

Social Development


Population and development cont5
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONT..

  • Provinces and other stakeholders participated in the development of the country report for ICPD +10, which was presented at the United Nations Commission on Population and Development in March 2004.

  • Meetings of the Southern African Forum on Population and Development were held with the view to revive the forum and prepare resolutions for the next Southern African Ministers Conference on Population and Development

Social Development


Key outputs 2004 05
KEY OUTPUTS 2004/05

  • Population policy implemented, monitored and reported.

  • Report on the State of the S.A`s population.

  • Research findings and population issues advocated.

  • Preparations for the Southern African programme on population and development.

  • Population and development trends analysis.

  • Impact assessment of core government development programmes.

Social Development


Key outputs 2004 05 cont
KEY OUTPUTS 2004/05 CONT…

  • Environment, population and development case studies.

  • HIV/Aids capacity building course for planners

  • Strategy for local population and development integration.

  • Population and development information service provided

Social Development


Programme performance1

PROGRAMME PERFORMANCE

BRANCH: SOCIAL SECURITY

Mr. Vusi Madonsela

Director General

PART 3

Social Development


Social security policy and planning
SOCIAL SECURITY, POLICY AND PLANNING

AIM

  • Formulates, implements and monitors policies on social security and social assistance, and assesses the social, economic and fiscal impact of social security programmes. Key activities include: developing and monitoring policy for social assistance for children and families, persons with disabilities, and older persons, and supporting implementation; and developing strategies for financing social assistance programmes in line with macroeconomic goals and development objectives.

Social Development


SOCIAL SECURITY, POLICY AND PLANNING

  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES

  • To research and develop comprehensive social security policies and strategies, with a view to extending the social security safety net to meet the objectives of Poverty alleviation.

  • To evaluate and assess the social, economic and fiscal impact of social security benefits on the following sectors of security: Children and families, Persons with disabilities and Older persons.

  • To develop a Framework for Policy Implementation, as well as mapping strategies for financing social assistance programs in line with the macro-economic goals and develop objectives.

Social Development


SOCIAL SECURITY, POLICY AND PLANNING

  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES

  • Strengthening of the overall framework for a comprehensive social protection in respect of the following:

    • Extension of the CSG (up to 11years – 2004/5)

    • Attend to concerns re disability benefits.

    • Finalize policy review on Social relief of distress

  • Finalization of the review of of all social security legislation to ensure consistency with the Constitution

  • Establish consensus on and finalize the definition of disability and the application of the Disability Assessment mechanism and the regulatory framework

Social Development


SOCIAL SECURITY, POLICY AND PLANNING

RECENT OUTPUTS:

  • The Social Assistance Bill and the South African Social Security Agency Bill were introduced in 2003 and were were subsequently passed by Parliament February 2004

  • An assessment tool for establishing eligibility for disability grants and care dependency grants was developed.

  • Completed the design of a demographic and financial model for social security grants.

Social Development


OUTPUTS 2004/05

RETIREMENT BENEFITS

  • Regulated framework for deductions – March 2005

  • Research report on best practice models for death benefit provisions – March 2005

  • Education programme for older persons on awareness of Rights and Responsibilities – February 2005

  • Revised draft policy on Old Age Grants – December 2004

Social Development


OUTPUTS 2004/05

DISABILITY BENEFITS

  • An assessment tool and training manual for disability and care dependency grants – November 2004

  • Trained social security officials on the use of the assessment tool – March 2005

  • Research report on the causes of the sharp rise in the uptake of disability and care dependency grants – August 2004

  • Research report on the mechanisms and processes to assess disability and care dependency grants – August 2004

  • Research report on social security benefits of people with disabilities in South Africa – September 2005

  • Case study report on systems and processes used in Mpumalanga Province for determining the eligibility of disability grants – August 2004

Social Development


Grant system and administration
GRANT SYSTEM AND ADMINISTRATION

AIM

  • Develop service delivery norms and standards for grant administration, and maintain appropriate IT systems;

  • develop and co-ordinate a service delivery network and infrastructure to ensure access to social grants;

  • co-ordinate and facilitate the disbursement of disaster and social relief funds; and

  • facilitate the reform of social assistance grants administration, service delivery and management.

Social Development


GRANT SYSTEM AND ADMINISTRATION

  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES

  • Manage social grants through the development of norms and standards; and

  • Improve conditions with particular focus on improving application processing time and fraud reduction.

Social Development


Grant system and administration1
GRANT SYSTEM AND ADMINISTRATION

RECENT OUTPUTS:

  • The department is proceeding with replacing Socpen, the current payment and information system. A transaction advisor was recently appointed to assist in the procurement of a new system. In the meantime, the process of enhancing the current system is continuing.

  • The department established two additional functions, namely:

    • Service Delivery Networks; and

    • Institutional Reform

  • The process of designing a service delivery model for social grants is currently under way

Social Development


Grant system and administration2
GRANT SYSTEM AND ADMINISTRATION

RECENT OUTPUTS:

  • Disaster Relief Funds in excess of R 23 million was disbursed to over 18 000 beneficiaries during 2003/04 (Western Cape, KZN, Eastern Cape and Limpopo);

  • Emergency Food Relief in excess of R 3 million was allocated to identified organisations to provide relief to victim of disasters not yet declared (KZN, Western Cape)

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Outputs 2004 051
OUTPUTS 2004/05

  • Improved Grant Administration System;

  • New Grant Payment System to replace SOCPEN system;

  • Meanwhile SOCPEN system enhanced to support Grant Administration;

  • Develop an Optimal Service Delivery Infrastructure Network to support Service Delivery;

  • Improved Relief administration;

  • Effect Institutional Reform of the Social Grant System.

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Social security service delivery assurance

SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE

AIM

  • Providing information on the effective and efficient implementation of social assistance policies and programmes for decision-making purposes in different areas.

  • Three distinct focus areas have been identified:

  • Monitoring and evaluating policy implementation as well as the processes and procedures of the social assistance system;

  • Developing and implementing a strategy for fraud prevention and detection in the social security environment at the national level; and

  • Initiating and implementing research projects to provide an evidence base for social assistance policies and programmes.

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Social security service delivery assurance1

SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE

  • MEASURABLE OBJECTIVE

  • Ensure effective delivery of social services to vulnerable individuals, households and communities, through the development of programmes, policies, and norms and standards.

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • Impact Monitoring

    • Development and finalization of an impact monitoring tool for Social Security

      • To be implemented over a 10 year period as a panel survey

      • Target a sample of 7 000 households

      • Sample to consist of both beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries

      • Sample frame will be designed by STATS SA

      • Impact of grants on households will be measured over time

      • Social grant beneficiary profiling after first implementation

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • Social Policy Program for South Africa (SPPSA)

    • Negotiations were finalised with DFID for funding

    • Proposal was approved by DFID SA – 3.8 Million Pounds Sterling

    • Awaiting sign off by National Treasury

    • Several projects have already started from 1 October 2003

    • These are:

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • Translation of research outcomes into policy

  • Developed indicators for social exclusion

  • Conducted administrative data analysis

    • Beneficiary mobility

    • Grant take-up

  • Social policy research capacity review in Government

  • HDI development programme

  • KwaZulu Natal Income Dynamic Study (KIDS 3)

  • Evaluation of Child Support Grant

  • Social policy in the context of HIV/Aids

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • Service Delivery Monitoring

    • Development of a social security service delivery monitoring tool

      • Implementation on National, Provincial, Pay point and Beneficiary level

      • Draft report produced on status of service delivery as a baseline

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • Service Delivery Monitoring

    • Quarterly trend reports

      • Trends on take-up, conditions of pay-points, spending of Provincial budgets etc.

      • Socpen data used for trend reports

      • Mainly used as Management information

      • 4 reports was produced during this period

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • Service Delivery Monitoring

    • Monitoring of back pay project

      • Detailed monitoring and audit exercise on 2 billion rand pack pay project (Regulation 11) at national and provincial level

      • Comprehensive report delivered covering audit outcomes and lessons learned for future projects

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • Fraud Hotline and Register

    • Development and launch of hotline and register

    • Calls are reported and cases are monitored through the register

    • Register will be rolled out to all Provincial Departments

  • Auditor General’s report

    • Report was produced on irregularities in the Eastern Cape in the Social Security environment

    • Auditor General was appointed to do detailed investigations into these irregularities

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • Data Interrogation

    • Data interrogation project on Socpen data completed in all provinces

    • Vast number of exception reports produced

    • Socpen data matching with other data sets such as Home Affairs data, Government Pension Fund etc in process

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SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICE DELIVERY ASSURANCE

RECENT OUTPUTS

  • Extent of fraud in Social Security

    • Analysis of known fraud cases in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo and Kwa Zulu Natal

    • Information from analysis provided a estimated percentage of fraud in the National Social Security System

    • Estimation: R1,8 Billion per annum

    • Report was produced on outcome

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Outputs 2004 052
OUTPUTS 2004/05

  • Service delivery and impact monitoring;

  • Establish evidence base for the development of pro-poor social policy;

  • Status and progress reports on extent of fraud in social grant system for all 9 provinces;

  • Research on Social Security aspects.

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Establishment of an agency for social security

Establishment of an Agency for Social Security

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The social security agency
The Social Security Agency

  • Cabinet approved in October 2002 the establishment of a Social Security Agency to manage and administer social assistance grants.

  • The Social Assistance and South African Social Security Agency Bills were passed by Parliament in February 2004. Expected to be signed into law by the President soon.

  • The Bills provide a framework for shifting the social assistance function to national government and also for the establishment of the Social Security Agency.

  • Cabinet has prioritised that the Agency be operational by from 1 April 2005.

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Measures for the transition
Measures for the Transition

  • The establishment of the Agency implies that the social grants function shift from provinces to national Government i.e.

    • Administration, Delivery and Payment of social grants

      At a provincial level this requires

    • Separation of social grants from other social development/welfare functions

    • Further consolidation of the administration, delivery and payment

  • Establishment, development and operationalisation of the Social Security Agency by 1st April 2005.

    This requires finalisation of the following:

    • Development of a service delivery model which includes Development of an organisational structure and appointment of personnel; and

    • Design of policies, processes & procedures in respect of HR, Finance, IT, etc for the Agency; and

    • The design and implementation of a service delivery improvement plan;

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The service delivery model
The Service Delivery Model

The key areas of business change will be as follows:

  • Competent frontline staff will process applications inline with norms and standards reducing application processing time significantly;

  • Decision making for grants will be at the point of delivery;

  • Skilled back office staff will ensure the verification, validation within a reduced period by using enabling technologies, such as case management, workflow, electronic registry, and interfaces to other key data sources to ensure integrity of applications. Technology will be standardised nationally, ensuring uniform input and predictable service outputs;

  • A focused support staff will ensure the capability building of all areas of the social security services;

  • The Payment contracts will be consolidated and standardised. In addition, a payment model is being refined that will pave the way for different options such as Post Offices, Banks and Cash payment, etc.

  • A nationally based shared services centre, requiring centralised contracts management, negotiated at one point will enhance bargaining power that will reduce costs and therefore optimizes the delivery network.

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Financial and fiscal implications
Financial and Fiscal Implications

By the end of November 2004 all the financing mechanisms, necessary systems & processes should be finalised. These include:

  • Determination of required funding for Grants transfers and Administration

  • Determination of required Adjustments to the Provincial Equitable Share

  • Establishment and development of Adequate Capacity and Systems in the national Department and the Agency

  • A choice of conditional grants or transfer payments for social grants

  • All the above requires completion by July 2004 and will be submitted for approval through the MinMec, Budget Council, MinCombud & Cabinet

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    Role of the national dosd
    Role of the National DOSD

    Service assuror, responsible for:

    • Policy development and legislation;

    • Setting norms and standards for performance;

    • Costing & Channeling funds to Agency for grants;

    • Set and Monitor performance standards for Agency;

    • Support to the Minister in oversight of the Agency;

    • Manage and integrate a comprehensive and integrated national social security system;

    • Setting up Appeals Units.

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    Role of the provincial departments
    Role of the Provincial Departments

    • Provincial Departments will be able to focus better on social services and expand its service delivery;

    • The delegation framework of the Bills provide for the Minister to delegate Monitoring, Appeals & Public Communication to beneficiaries in provinces;

    • The collaboration must be formalized in MinMec.

    • The Provincial Executives will be crucial in their role of ensuring political oversight;

    • Provinces role in poverty intervention, including social relief of distress will expand.

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    Role of the agency
    Role of the Agency

    The role of the Agency:

    • Extend infrastructure to deliver social security;

    • Register and pay beneficiaries;

    • Ensure ongoing verification and monitoring of beneficiary eligibility;

    • Prevention and detection of fraud though a compliance and monitoring unit;

    • Managing a complaints handling system;

    • Ensure reconciliation of financials;

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    Role of the inspectorate
    Role of the Inspectorate

    The role of the Inspectorate:

    • Do independent audits and investigations of fraud first within the Agency, then beyond;

    • Ensure that the integrity of the social security system is not compromised;

    • Provide objective inputs on the quality of social security service delivery.

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    Organisational and personnel implications
    Organisational and Personnel implications

    • The National & provincial Departments will be restructured

    • About 25 - 30% of provincial staff need to de identified for transfer to the Agency

    • Staff involved in social security onlyand a proportion of the support staff must be transferred

    • In terms of Labour Relations Act and our proposal there should be no retrenchments because of the Agency (A mandate is required from MinMec),

    • Details of provincial involvement in the Monitoring and Appeals function should be discussed

    • An HR Sub-committee is driving these processes

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    Implementation plans
    Implementation Plans

    Phase III Transitional Phase 2

    Phase IV Transitional Phase 3

    Phase II Transitional Phase I

    • Develop capacity in NDoSD & SASSA

    • Ring fence social security

    • Prepare provinces to be incorporated

    • Finalise transitional processes

    • Implement an ERP system

    • Develop new service delivery model,

    • Develop SOCPEN functional & user specifications

    • Establish institutional and governance framework

    • Set up transitional and project management structure

    • Supplement capacity in the NDoSD

    • Consultations with labour

    • integration of initial provinces into the Agency

    • Pilot the SOCPEN replacement system

    • Continue with ringfencing activities

    • Prepare further provinces for incorporation into the Agency

    Phase I - the Interim Phase

    • Integration of additional provincial social security functions into the Agency

    • Roll out the SOCPEN system to all integrated provinces

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    FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

    Mr. C Pakade

    PART 4

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    Agenda1
    AGENDA

    • BUDGET STRUCTURE CHANGES

    • BUDGET ALLOCATIONS

      - Special Allocations

      - Operational funds

    • EXPENDITURE GROWTH

    • CONDITIONAL GRANTS

    • BUDGET PRESSURES

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    Changes to the budget structure

    2003/04

    P1: Admin

    P2:Soc Sec, Pol & Plan

    P3:Grant Sys&Admin

    P4:Wel Ser Trans

    P5:Dev Impl Sup

    P6: Pop&Dev

    2004/05

    P1: Admin

    P2: Soc Sec, Pol & Plan

    P3:Grant Sys&Admin

    P4:Soc Sec Serv Delivery Assurance

    P5: Wel Ser Trans

    P6: Children, Families and Youth Development

    P7: Poverty Alleviation

    P8: HIV and AIDS

    P9: Pop&Dev

    CHANGES TO THE BUDGET STRUCTURE

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    Budget allocations
    BUDGET ALLOCATIONS

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    Budget growth
    Budget Growth

    32%

    72%

    133%

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    Operational budget growth
    Operational Budget Growth

    7%

    12%

    57%

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    Mtef allocation by programme
    MTEF ALLOCATION BY PROGRAMME

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    Departmental Budget 2004/05

    Operational Amount Allocated R 311 297 000

    • Compensation of employees R 98 471 000

      (Personnel Exp)

    • Goods and Services R 207 621 000

      (Admin, Inven,P+S)

    • Capital Assets R 3 416 000

      (Capital Equipment)

    • Transfers R 729 000

      (Membership Fees)

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    2004/05 – Special Allocation

    Amount voted R4 548 410 000

    • Special Allocations

      • Disaster Relief Funds R 10 000 000

      • Extension of Child Support Grant R 3 650 000 000

      • Social Relief R 5 000 000

      • Emergency Food Relief R 388 000 000

      • HIV and AIDS R 70 180 000

      • National Development Agency R 109 481 000

      • National Councils R 5 512 000

    • Total Special Allocations R4 238 173 000

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    Conditional grants
    CONDITIONAL GRANTS

    • The following grants will be managed by the Department in the 2004/05 and over the MTEF years:

      • HIV and AIDS (National Integrated Plan for Children Infected and Affected by HIV and AIDS)

      • Extension of the Child Support Grant

      • Food Emergency Relief

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    Hiv and aids1
    HIV and AIDS

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    Provincial allocations
    Provincial Allocations

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    Child support extension grant
    CHILD SUPPORT EXTENSION GRANT

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    Conditional grant to provinces
    Conditional Grant to Provinces

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    Food emergency relief
    FOOD EMERGENCY RELIEF

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    Conditional grant to provinces1
    Conditional Grant to Provinces

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    Budget pressures
    BUDGET PRESSURES

    Implication of Social Security Agency :

    • Increased Budget of the Department in access of R40 billion a year

    • Increased compliance responsibilities for the Department

    • Increased monitoring and evaluation responsibilities for both the line function and for Finance

    • Increased Audit exposure for the Department

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    Budget pressures 2
    BUDGET PRESSURES [2]

    • Social Workers Retention Strategy

    • Personnel budget – Demands double

    • Increased focus on Youth development

    • Acceleration of Gender equality

    • Increased International obligations

    • Comprehensive and integrated Management Information Systems

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    Budget pressures 3
    BUDGET PRESSURES [3]

    • Comprehensive strategy and service delivery model for welfare services

    • Capacity for costing new policies and legislation

    • Capacity to monitoring and impact assessment

    • Capacity on social and economic analysis

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    Conclusion
    CONCLUSION

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    Thank you

    THANK YOU

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