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  1. PRESENTATION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Department of Social Development 9 March 2001

  2. REVIEW OF 2000/2001 • Focused on alignment of programmes with the Ten Point Plan • Improving the quality, quantity and pace of service delivery • Enhancing internal operations of the Department

  3. Allocation 2000/2001 Amount voted R 348 706 000 AdjustmentsEstimate R 34 559 000 Total allocation R 383 265 000 Projected expenditure R 381 017 000 Savings R 2 248 000

  4. Allocation by Programmes 1 Administration R 38 862 000 2 Social Security R 145 347 000 3 Welfare Information Service R 1 836 000 4 S Welfare Services R 24 225 000 5 Social Development R 165 953 000 6 Population Unit R 6 723 000 7 Auxiliary Services R 319 000

  5. MTEF-National Department R’000 % increase 2000/01 348 706 2001/02 190 938 (45.3) 2002/03 233 788 22.4 2003/04 198 320 (15.1) • Decreases reflect a reduced allocation for poverty relief and other special allocations

  6. MTEF Summary

  7. Departmental budget 2001/02 2000/012001/02 R ‘000R’000 Administration 39 525 37 995 Social Security, Policy and Planning 23 588 4 854 Grant systems and administration 123 112 55 514 Welfare Service Transformation 23 215 11 585 Development Implement Support 167 036 72 378 Population & Development 6 789 8 612

  8. 2001/02 Financial year Amount voted R 190 938 000 • Special Allocations • Poverty Relief R 50 000 000 • Improvement of Social Security System R 26 000 000 • Disaster Relief Funds R 10 000 000 • Improvement of Social Grant payment System R 14 000 000 • HIV/AIDS R 13 400 000 • Total Special Allocations R 113 400 000

  9. 2001/02 Financial year Amount voted R 190 938 000 • Less:Special Allocations R 113 400 000 Total Operation R 77 538 000 • Personnel allocation R 43 316 000 • Operational costs R 34 222 000

  10. Social Security • Established Committee of Inquiry into Comprehensive Social Security to develop an affordable system of social protection. Work is in progress and will be completed by end July 2001 • Reviewed regulations to Social Assistance Act to eliminate inconsistencies. Amendments to be forwarded to the Portfolio Committee for consideration

  11. Social Security • Improving service delivery: • Reviewed contracts of pay contractors to develop minimum norms and standards • Started development of comprehensive norms and standards for social security, due for completion in July 2001

  12. Social Security • Developed plan to roll-out improvements at pay points: • Prioritise pay points with more than 500 beneficiaries • Help desks for all pay points to be staffed with competent officials equipped with laptop, cellphone, information, table and chair • Training officials and volunteers in first aid • Negotiating with SAPS to provide security • Negotiations with local authorities for water and sanitation • Temporary tents to provide shelter

  13. Social Security • Information (brochures, radio) on grants and services disseminated • Operations centres to provide on line information and referral service in National Department, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Cape • Client service charter adopted by provincial social security officials • Completed procedure manual for use by provincial social security officials

  14. Social Security • Infrastructure & Technological improvements: • Providing information and communication technology to rural areas in Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Northern Province • All provinces received assistance to replace outdated equipment and upgrade equipment (747 computers provided) • Special equipment to provinces to generate letters to beneficiaries in relevant languages • Started work on development of system to replace current SOCPEN system

  15. Progress on Child Support Grant

  16. Disaster Relief • Disaster areas declared: • 1999 - 21; 2000 – 38; 2001 – 1 • Progress: • Received 174 000 claims • Processed 129 000 claims • Paid out R29 million • Remaining claims to be paid by end March • Propose amalgamation of Boards

  17. Social Security Priorities 2001/2002 • Options to Cabinet on Comprehensive Social Security • Implement pay point and pay contractor norms and standards • Finalise comprehensive norms and standards and audit of pay points • Significant progress on replacement of SOCPEN

  18. Poverty Relief Programme 357

  19. Poverty Relief Programme • Implemented improvements to the PRP • Improved planning and internal controls • More varied system of disbursements, e.g. utilisation of Faith-based organisations • Allocation for 2001/2002 is spread over three years of the MTEF • Established a National Poverty Relief Project Office with a National Programme Manager

  20. Poverty Relief Programme • Improved monitoring: • Regular reporting to MINMEC • Assistance from UNDP to refine monitoring and evaluation system • Visits to projects

  21. Poverty Relief Programme • Conducted a mid-term assessment of 1638 projects and found: • Over half had good potential for sustainability • 72% projects were in rural areas, 26% in urban areas and 2% in informal settlements • 25 956 job opportunities created - 64% of jobs created benefited women, 24% benefited youth, 12% benefited men and 6% benefited disabled • Capacity building was needed for participants to ensure sustainability of projects

  22. Poverty Relief Programme Allocation for 2000/2001: R120 m Roll-over from 1999/2000: R 37.7 m Amount transferred to IDT: R157.005 m Conditional grant to provincesfor Flagship projects R 695 000

  23. PRP Priorities for 2001/2002 • Implement Business plan for 2001/2002 Focus on HIV/AIDS, food security for children, youth development, economic empowerment of women in nodal points of the ISRDS and Urban Renewal Programme • Consolidate projects of previous years • Implement new monitoring tool and evaluation of PRP to document lessons learned

  24. HIV/AIDS • Implementing National Integrated Plan for Children Infected and Affected by HIV/AIDS – special allocation of R6.8 million, of which R5.62 million has been paid over to the 6 participating provinces and the remainder committed to national department projects • Utilised the Poverty Relief Funds to support home-based and community-based care programmes and HIV/AIDS awareness programmes – total of R10.95 million

  25. HIV/AIDS • Planned joint programme with Department of Health for a national roll-out of Home-Based and Community-Based care in 2001/2002 • Chair the National AIDS and Children Task Team, with work in progress on: • Rapid Appraisal on AIDS and children • Costing of care • Audit of legislation affecting children • Directory of services to children

  26. HIV/AIDS • Undertook fact-finding missions to Uganda and Botswana • NPU commissioned research on HIV/AIDS and published the State of the SA Population Report • Established HIV/AIDS Directorate in the department

  27. Priorities for 2001/2002 • Finalise Social Development Sector strategy response to HIV/AIDS • Develop comprehensive database on all home-based/community-based projects • Strengthen existing projects • Roll-out new project sites • Monitoring population trends

  28. Children and Youth • Received R11.7 million from Netherlands for Transformation of Child & Youth Care System. R10.812 million has been spent and the balance committed for expenditure by end March • Grants totaling R13.9 million were allocated to provinces for one-stop early intervention services

  29. Children and Youth • Progress made on establishing secure care facilities – each province has at least one facility • Participated in inter-departmental investigation into children awaiting trial – provincial action plans developed and approved and implementation are being monitored

  30. Children and Youth • Computerized child protection register is being piloted in 5 provinces • Draft Child Protection strategy • Draft Youth Development Strategy • Drafting of new legislation in progress

  31. Women • 16 Flagship projects for unemployed women implemented in provinces: • Total of R2 273 000 transferred to provinces • 801 women and 913 children benefiting • Established 100 Victim Empowerment Projects, majority providing 24 hour one-stop shop services

  32. Women • Compiled Domestic Violence Resource Directory for police, courts and welfare offices • Conducted survey of shelters to develop strategy for shelters for abused women • Participating in development of intersectoral strategy for sexual offences

  33. Older Persons • Committee of Inquiry into Abuse and Neglect of Older Persons • Regulations to Aged Persons Amendment Act completed • Draft policy and legislation on Status of Older Persons to replace Aged Persons Amendment Act • Pilot on integrated community-based care

  34. Persons with disabilities • Improve process of assessment for grant – regulations to be amended • Collaborating with Development Trust for Disabled People to pilot transformation workshops in all provinces

  35. Not-for Profit Organisations • Registration of NPOs: • 5149 applications received (100% increase over 1999) • 4090 organisations registered • 4120 financial statements received for 1999 • 1500 financial statements received for 2000

  36. Transformation of welfare services - Priorities for 2001/2002 • Focus on transformation of welfare services • Finalise review of Financing Policy • Rolling plan of audits of subsidised institutions • Finalise child protection policy • Finalise youth development strategy • Regulations on secure care

  37. Transformation of welfare services - Priorities for 2001/2002 • New legislation on Older Persons and implementation of recommendations of Committee • Transformation of protective workshops • Policy on services to people with disabilities in rural areas • Evaluate all pilot programmes to determine readiness for mainstreaming and to document lessons learned

  38. Transformation of welfare services - Priorities for 2001/2002 • Support to Central Drug Authority and Advisory Board on Social Development • Implement monitoring system for NPOs and provide capacity building to assist with compliance with NPO Act

  39. Population & Development • Published State of SA Population Report • Commissioned review of national and provincial population functions • Ongoing information dissemination and advocacy work

  40. Transformation of Department • New structure developed • New Performance Management System • HRD plan for department • Employment Equity Plan • Range of human resource policies developed • Implementing programme to improve financial management