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DSD Annual Report 2007/08. Presented to Portfolio Committee on Social Development 22 January 2008. Part A Institutional Capacity and coherence Human Resource Management Legislative Framework 2008/09 Budget and Expenditure report 2007/08 Auditor General’s Report Challenges Part B:

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Dsd annual report 2007 08

DSD Annual Report2007/08

Presented to Portfolio Committee on Social Development

22 January 2008


Presentation outline

Part A

Institutional Capacity and coherence

Human Resource Management

Legislative Framework 2008/09

Budget and Expenditure report 2007/08

Auditor General’s Report

Challenges

Part B:

Programme Performance 2007/08: Comprehensive Social Security

Social Assistance

Social Relief

Social Insurance

Appeals

Part C

Programme Performance 2007/08: Welfare Services

Welfare Services Transformation

Substance Abuse

Services to Children

Services to People with Disabilities

Services to Older Persons

Families and Social Crime

Part D

Programme Performance 2007/08: Community Development

Community Development

Youth Development

Non- profit Organisation

HIV&AIDS

NDA

Presentation outline


Overview

Overview

  • The presentation presents the overall performance of the Department of Social Development and its statutory bodies during the 2007/08 financial year

  • Several notable milestones were reached during the period under review.

  • The Department, together with its agencies; SASSA and the NDA, received an unqualified audit opinion during the period under review


Part a overview

Part AOverview


Dsd annual report 2007 08

Vision

A caring and integrated system of social development

services that facilitates human development

and improves the quality of life.

Mission

To ensure the provision of comprehensive, integrated, sustainable and quality social development services against vulnerability and poverty and create an enabling environment for sustainable development in partnership with those committed to building a caring society.


Dsd annual report 2007 08

Create an enabling environment for social and human capital investment.

Promotion of social integration.

Social protection initiatives to build the capacity of vulnerable groups.

Provide a comprehensive social security system.

Leadership in social development to ensure the deepening of the social policy discourse and evidence-based decision-making.

Effective and efficient management of social development programmes and activities in partnership with civil society and other social partners.

Steering national involvement in African and International frameworks and agreements with respect to socio-economic development.

Good governance.

Strategic Priorities


Programmes objectives

PROGRAMMES OBJECTIVES

Programme 1: Administration

Provide for policy and strategic direction for overall management and support services to the Department.

Programme 2: Comprehensive Social Security

Develop and monitor policies for a comprehensive social security system; develop norms, standards and guidelines for implementation; develop macro-finance modelling to inform policy decisions; and assess the social, economic and fiscal impact of social security programmes.


Programmes objectives cont

PROGRAMMES OBJECTIVES [Cont.]

Programme 3: Policy Development, Review and Implementation Support For Welfare Services

Develop, facilitate and monitor the implementation of policies, programmes and strategies on integrated social welfare services that meet the needs of all vulnerable groups.

Programme 4: Community Development

Develop, monitor and facilitate the implementation of appropriated policies, strategies and programmes aimed at sustainable livelihoods and human development.

Programme 5: Strategy and Governance

Provide leadership in the strategic planning process across national and provincial departments


Human resource management

Human Resource Management


Dsd annual report 2007 08

HRM


Employment and vacancy by programme at end of 2007 08

Employment and Vacancy by Programme at end of 2007/08


Employment and vacancies at end of 07 08

Employment and vacancies at end of 07/08

  • Department filled 83% of prioritised posts although the filling of contract posts and posts that became vacant impacted on progress in filling of the prioritised posts

  • To reduce the vacancy rate to 14%, the Department approved the filling of 597 posts before 31 March 2008

  • All appointed individuals to assume duty afre 31 March 2008

  • Thenumberjobs evaluated increased by 12% due to the creation of new posts in line with the approved DSD structure


Supply chain management

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

  • The Department implemented new supply chain management directives as promulgated by the National treasury

  • Established the following committees in line with Supply Chain Management Framework: Bid Specification Committee, Bid Evaluation Committee and Bid Adjudication Committee in August 2007

  • Completed Asset management policy and strategy in consultation with Departmental Stakeholders

  • Total Procurement Spending was R137 933 337.79

  • Total procurement was divided as follows

    • HDI: R53 254 059.01 =38.61%

    • WEO: R38 770 941.05=28.11%

    • Non-HDI: R35 407 847.02=25.67%

    • Other Institutions: R10 500 490.71=7.61%


Employment and vacancies at end of 07 081

Employment and vacancies at end of 07/08

  • Department filled 83% of prioritised posts although the filling of contract posts and posts that became vacant impacted on progress in filling of the prioritised posts

  • To reduce the vacancy rate to 14%, the Department approved the filling of 597 posts before 31 March 2008

  • All appointed individuals to assume duty afre 31 March 2008

    Job Evaluation:

  • Thenumberjobs evaluated increased by 12% due to the creation of new posts in line with the approved DSD structure


International obligations

INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS


International obligations key achievements

International Obligations: Key Achievements

  • The Social Development portfolio has grown considerably since 1994 leading to increased bilateral and multilateral interaction with almost all regions of the world.

  • The department’s focus is on the development of solid, long-term partnerships based on trust with developing countries.

  • The areas of focus in international relations for the Department are the following:

    • Rebuilding of family and community relations,

    • A comprehensive social security system,

    • Eradicating violence against women and children, older persons and other vulnerable groups,

    • The fight against HIV and AIDS and dealing with the social impact of the disease.


Objectives

OBJECTIVES

  • Harmonization and integration of Social Development policies and strategies through active participation in relevant regional, continental and multilateral structures and international organizations

  • Promotion of bilateral activities that make the most effective contribution to poverty reduction


International obligations key achievements1

International Obligations: Key Achievements

  • In line with our international obligations, the promotion of the African Agenda and fostering international solidarity, the DSD participated in the following international fora and meetings:

    • Forum of Ministers of Social Development in the MAGHREB region in Morocco.

    • Conference on leadership and Innovation held in Vienna, Austria.

    • 8th Session of the Inter-Governmental Council of the MOST Programme and UNESCO in Paris, France.

    • World Social Security Forum and the 29th ISSA General Assembly in Moscos, Russia.

    • Meeting with DFID Ministers in London, England.


International obligations key achievements2

International Obligations: Key Achievements

Purpose of the visits (continued)

  • UNESCO Meetings, in Paris, France

  • MOST IGC Bureau and scientific advisory committee in Paris.

  • Second Ministerial meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Social Development of South Asia under the (MOST) programme, India.

  • African Global Diaspora Conference, Barbados.

  • Collaboration with the Government of Cuba, Havana.


International obligations key achievements3

International Obligations: Key Achievements

Co-ordination of International Agreements and participation

in regional and multilateral institutions.

  • Minister participated in the UNESCO partnership on World Sports forum held in October 2007. Chaired several meetings of UNESCO, having also participated in the Asia Forum for Social Development Ministers as well as the Africa Caribbean Diaspora Conference.

  • Minister participated in World Social Security Forum and successfully secured the hosting of 2010 Forum by South Africa.

  • Conducted two workshops of the Social Cluster on international relations.

  • DSD Concluded a draft engagement strategy on cluster contributions to Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development.


International obligations key achievements4

International Obligations: Key Achievements

Inputs and participation in the social development

multilateral agenda

  • The department coordinated visits from two African countries and pursued further relations with five others as well as coordinated the IBSA Working Group on Social Issues.

  • Coordinated participation and inputs to the five UN Commission and follow-up mechanisms with DSD participation.


International obligations key achievements5

International Obligations: Key Achievements

African Population Commission (APC)

  • The department played a major role during the 6th Ordinary Session of the African Population Commission held in Sandton South Africa.

    International Social Security Association (ISSA) conference

  • DSD hosted the International Comprehensive Social Security Conference in March 2008 which resolved to open an ISSA liason office in South Africa

  • Facilitated the participation of African delegates to the International Consultative Conference on Social Security hosted by South Africa during March 2008.

  • International Social Protection conference: DSD, together with the presidency, facilitated the hosting of the conference in July 2007


Challenges

CHALLENGES

  • Limited commission within spheres of government

  • Invitations on international participation are at short notice

  • Budgetary constraints, e.g. DRC project


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