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APPOINTMENT OF CENTRAL DRUG AUTHORITY NEW MEMBERS. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT. C D A. CONTENTS. What is the CDA? Powers and functions of the CDA Vacancy Requirements and time frame Security Checks for candidates Conclusion. C D A. WHAT IS THE CDA?.

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Appointment of central drug authority new members

APPOINTMENT OF CENTRAL DRUG AUTHORITY NEW MEMBERS

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

CDA: 31 JULY 2012


Contents

C D A

CONTENTS

  • What is the CDA?

  • Powers and functions of the CDA

  • Vacancy

  • Requirements and time frame

  • Security Checks for candidates

  • Conclusion

CDA: 31 JULY 2012


What is the cda

C D A

WHAT IS THE CDA?

  • CDA is a statutory body, established in terms of the Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependency Act, Act No 20 of 1992 as amended.

  • Members of the CDA are appointed by the Minister and consist of 12 persons from the private sector, who are experts in the field of substance abuse and nominated representatives from 15 government departments and two entities. It is supported by the Secretariat

CDA: 31 JULY 2012


Powers and functions of the cda

C D A

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CDA

In terms of the present Act, the CDA is expected to:

  • give effect to the National Drug Master Plan

  • advise the Minister on any matter affecting the abuse of drugs

  • may plan, coordinate and promote measures relating to the prevention and combating of the drugs and the treatment of persons dependent on drugs.

CDA: 31 JULY 2012


Powers and functions continued

C D A

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS continued

The CDA:

  • shall review the National Drug Master Plan every five years and submit to Cabinet for approval

  • shall report to Parliament on progress in combating substance abuse in the country annually

  • arrange conferences/summits relating to combating substance abuse in South Africa

  • exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be determined by the Minister from time to time

CDA: 31 JULY 2012


Composition of cda board

C D A

COMPOSITION OF CDA BOARD

  • 12 nominated members as experts in the field from treatment centres, universities, NGOs, FBOs etc

  • Representatives from:

    • Arts and Culture

    • Correctional Services

    • Education

    • Financial Intelligence Centre

    • International Relations and Cooperation

    • Health and Medicines Control Council

    • Home Affairs

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Composition of cda board cont

C D A

COMPOSITION OF CDA BOARDcont.

  • Justice and Constitutional Development

  • Labour

  • National Youth Commission

  • Social Development

  • South African Police Services

  • South African Revenue Services

  • Trade and Industry

  • Transport

CDA: 31 JULY 2012


Appointment of central drug authority new members

C D A

MINISTER

CDA & NDMP SUPPORTING STRUCTURES

PUBLIC INPUT

CDA

DEPT

INPUT

DEPT

IMPLEMENTATION

NDMP

OUTCOMES &

OPERATIONAL/

ACTION

PLAN

9 PROVINCIAL

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

FORUMS

(MDMP’S)

DEPT

MINI

DMP’S

328 LOCAL DRUG

ACTION

COMMITTEES

NGO’S &

COMMUNITIES

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Vacancy
Vacancy

  • This process of advertising commenced in November 2011 and the advertisement closed in December 2011

  • The members of CDA are appointed in terms of the Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependency Act, Act 20 of 1992, Section 2.

  • The term of office of the CDA members expired in April 2012.

CDA: 31 JULY 2012


Requirements
Requirements

  • Appointed members are required to serve in their capacity and act in the best interest of the people as a whole and act in accordance with the Act

  • They need to set aside sufficient time to attend the CDA matters. Meetings are held approximately six times per year.

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Requirements cont
Requirements cont

  • Members will be required to serve on CDA Sub-committees

  • Members will be required to have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of substance abuse

CDA: 31 JULY 2012


Requirements1
Requirements

  • Civil Society nomination will consist of the following categories:

  • Three representatives from NGOs

  • Three representatives from Research councils and Universities

  • One representative from Business and Industry

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Requirements cont1
Requirements cont

  • One representative from Teachers’ Trade Union

  • One representative from Community Based Organisation

  • One representative from Faith Based Organisation

  • One representative from Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centre

  • One representative from addiction Counsellor’s Association, and must be clean from drugs for five years and submit letter to support his/her condition

CDA: 31 JULY 2012


Security checks
Security Checks

  • Candidates will be subject to security clearance and disclosure of business interests

  • Department of Social Development Human Resource Section will conduct the Security Checks

CDA: 31 JULY 2012


Conclusion

C D A

CONCLUSION

  • The CDA is a statutory authority with part-time members, mandated to give effect to the National Drug Master Plan (NDMP)

  • The NDMP is a plan approved by Parliament for combating substance abuse, and meets the requirements of the 3 UN Conventions on Drug Abuse.

  • The CDA works through the Provincial Substance Abuse Forums and Local Drug Action Committees.

  • The three key elements of the integrated strategy include demand, supply and harm reduction.

CDA: 31 JULY 2012