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Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Social Development on The Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Bill 21 May 2008. PRESENTATION OUTLINE. Introduction Context and background Relevant legislation dplg projects and programmes to support implementation

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Presentation to the

Portfolio Committee on Social Development

on

The Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Bill

21 May 2008


Presentation outline
PRESENTATION OUTLINE

  • Introduction

  • Context and background

  • Relevant legislation

  • dplg projects and programmes to support implementation

  • Issues for consideration i/r/o the Bill

  • Proposed way forward for the dplg

  • Conclusion


Introduction
INTRODUCTION

  • The bill is a positive step towards addressing substance abuse

  • A concerted effort is crucial to success


Context dplg vision
CONTEXT: dplg VISION

A capable and well integrated system of

government working together to achieve

sustainable development and enhanced service

delivery in a developmental state


Context the 5 year lg strategic agenda
CONTEXT: THE 5-YEAR LG STRATEGIC AGENDA

  • Mainstreaming hands-on support to LG to improve governance, performance and accountability

  • Addressing the structure and governance arrangements of the State to better strengthen, support and monitor LG

  • Refining and strengthening the policy, regulatory and fiscal environment for LG and giving greater attention to enforcement measures


Context the key performance areas for lg

Basic service delivery & infrastructure

Municipal transformation and institutional development

Municipal financial viability

Local Economic Development

Good governance and public participation

CONTEXT: THE KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS FOR LG


Relevant legislation
RELEVANT LEGISLATION

  • Municipal Systems Act

  • Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act


Dplg projects programmes to support implementation
dplg PROJECTS/PROGRAMMES TO SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION

PREVENTION

  • 16 Days of Activism for no Violence against Women and Children Campaign

  • Local Economic Development (LED) Programme

  • Urban Renewal & Integrated Sustainable Rural

    Development Programme (URP/ISRDP)

  • Free Basic Services

  • Youth Development Programmes

  • LG Response to HIV and AIDS

  • LOGOLA (Municipal Leadership Dev. Programme)


Dplg projects programmes to support implementation1
dplg PROJECTS/PROGRAMMES TO SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION

EARLY INTERVENTION

  • Ward Committees and

  • Community Development Workers (CDWs)

    AFTER-CARE & REINTEGRATION

  • LED

  • URP/ISRDP

    OTHER

  • Establishment of Community-based service

    centres

  • IDPs as cross-sphere / interdepartmental tool for integrated

    planning and service provision


Issues for consideration
ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION

  • Representation of the National House of Traditional Leaders and SALGA in the Central Drug Authority

  • Representation of Provincial House of Traditional Leaders in Provincial Substance Abuse Forums

  • Making municipal Local Drug Action Committees mandatory rather than optional

  • Making involvement of substance abusers in decision making on their “needs” conditional


Proposed way forward for the dplg
PROPOSED WAY FORWARD FOR the dplg

  • Incorporate “Substance Abuse” into the Youth Development Framework for Local Government

  • Intensify “deliberate” focus on Substance Abuse in other dplg LG programmes

  • Establish partnership around Substance Abuse focus week


Conclusion
CONCLUSION

The dplg remains committed to working

with other sector departments in all 3

spheres of government as well as with civil

society and the private sector to enhance

service delivery and to achieve the vision of

“a better life for all” including for those involved in and affected by substance abuse.


Conclusion1
Conclusion

“Okuhlula amadoda kuyabikwa”

With “all hands on deck,” and with our collective commitment intensified, we can, indeed, we shall do it!


Thank you
THANK YOU!

Ngiyabonga

Ke a leboga Ndiyabulela

Dankie Ke a leboha

Merci


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