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									HEARINGS ON 2006/07
  STRATEGIC PLAN
      Vote 18
   PRESENTATION TO PORTFOLIO
COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
           15 March 06


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                            Background
Reworked vision and outlook informed by:
   Minister’s Ten Point Plan,
   Ten Year Review Discussion Document and the emerging “ Five Big Ideas” which
    ideas revolve around ensuring that:
   1.   Government continues mobilising social partners behind the “Social
        Compact”
   2.   The performance of the state is improved through deepening partnerships and
        participation
   3.   The consequences of the social transition are addressed, as reflected in
        migration and demography, the structure of the economy and the character of
        the labour force.
   4.   The regional environment is improved through the implementation of key
        regional programmes such as NEPAD
   5.   Sustainable livelihoods
   Transition from welfare to social development which demands people centered
    development                                                                2
                 VISION

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


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                    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 all those committed to building a caring society.



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                         Our Values
 The people we serve come first
 We will ensure equity & freedom from discrimination and
  harassment
 We will work in partnership with the people we serve and other
  stakeholders
 We will utilise resources in the most efficient & effective manner
  and innovative ways
 We will be transparent and accountable
 We will share our knowledge and expertise and learn from all
 We will uphold the Constitution and all laws & policies geverning
  the public service                                             5
                            Broad Goals
   Provision of leadership to ensure the deepening of social policy
    discourse and evidence based decision making
   Create an enabling environment for social and human capital
    investment
   Promotion of social integration and social protection initiatives to build
    capacity of vulnerable groups
   Provide comprehensive social security system
   Promotion of good governance
   Promote effective and efficient management in partnership with social
    partners
   Steering national involvement in African and International
    Frameworks and agreements in social development                       6
             Specific priorities for 2006/7
   Improve the effectiveness of social development programmes to
    provide cushion of support for those exposed to abject poverty
   Harness the machinery of the State to discharge its duties effectively
    and efficiently
   Partnerships amongst all in society in order to improve material
    conditions
   Taking measures to address poverty, under development and
    marginalisation
   Implementation of interventions directed at higher levels of growth
    and development in support of 6% growth target

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                        Service Delivery Model
                                                                                       As informed by:
                                                                                           Political mandate
                                                                                           Vision
Target Clients of                                                                          Mission              Outputs and impacts
Social Development:                                                                        Evidence             experienced as
    Poorest of the                              Strategic                                                       measured against the
     poor                                        Priorities                                                      “social development
    Vulnerable                                                                                                  value proposition”
                                                                                         As applied
    Marginalised                                                                                                leading to:
                                                                                         through policies
Needs characterised                                                                                                  Reduced structural
by:                                                                                                                   poverty
    Poverty                                                                                                         Sustainable
    Vulnerability                                                                                                    livelihoods
    Social exclusion                                                                                                Social cohesion

                                     Programmes
                                     Prog 1 Administration                      Sector
                                     Prog 2 Comprehensive Social
                                            Protection
                                                                             Delivery               Outputs
          Needs                      Prog 3 Social Security Transfers and
                                            Administration                                         & Impacts
                                     Prog 4 Social Welfare Services
                                     Prog 5 Development and Research         Partners
                                     Prog 6 Strategy, Regulatory and
                                            Social Policy


                            Value-
                            Value-add process
                                                                                                 Service Delivery
                                                                                                 Partners include other
                                                                                                 departments of
Organised delivery                                                                               government at national
        resources,                                                                               provincial and local levels,
    processes and         Human                                             Support              SASSA, NDA, NGOs, CBOs,
                                           Systems          Finance         Services
          systems        Resources                                                               FBOs, SASSP, Academia
                                                                                                 and the Private Sector




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                                 Client Groups

                Poorest of the    Vulnerable          Marginalized
                    Poor           Groups               Groups

                                                    •Street Kids
  Children                                          •Child Headed
                                                    Households

   Youth                                            •Unemployed

  Families


Older Persons


   Women


 HIV / AIDS

                                                    •Disability
   Others                        •Disabled Groups   •Widows
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                                  ORGANOGRAM
                                                                            Minister




                                                  Deputy Minister




                          Ministerial Services



                                                                        Director General




                                                 Office of the DG



                     Integrated                   Strategy, Oversight                                                Corporate
Social Protection                                                                          Social Policy   Finance
                    Development                      & Regulatory                                                    Support




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                             BUDGET
                             ENE 2006/07
Programme                                       Allocation (R 000)

1. Administration                                                    116, 590

2. Comprehensive Social Protection                                    48, 866

3. Social Security Transfers & Administration                  61, 535, 515

4. Social Welfare Services                                           104, 131

5. Development & Research                                            172, 516

6. Strategy, Regulatory & Oversight                                   27, 842

TOTAL                                                          62, 005, 460
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               BUDGET COMPARISON
R 80,000,000                                                 R 73,347,351
                                              R 67,222,108
R 70,000,000
                               R 62,005,460
                R 56,549,127
R 60,000,000

R 50,000,000

R 40,000,000

R 30,000,000

R 20,000,000

R 10,000,000

        R0
                 2005/06        2006/07       2007/08        '2008/09
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                 Budgetary observations
   By close of previous (2005) financial year over 98% had been spent
   Budgetary “crowding out” by social security transfers persists
   The Budget allocations for the remainder of the budget are in line with
    developmental outlook
   Ever increasing demand for services as a result of various social and
    economic challenges such as HIV and AIDS and migration however
    resources have not matched demand over the MTEF
   Administration budget including strategy and oversight is just under 0.2% of
    total budget
   Leakages due to fraud and corruption have been minimised beyond
    international norms, but there is room for improvement especially as it
    relates to Budgeting and supply chain management
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                  Programme 1
                       Intent

Provide for policy and strategic direction by the
 Ministry and senior management, and for
 overall management and support services of
 the Department

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                                                 Programme 1
                                                               Structure
                        Social Policy                                    DG

                                                                                             FINANCE

                                    Ministerial Services




                                                Cluster Interface and                                                            Population &
Special Projects         Information                                          Communications           Corporate Services
                                                  Executive support                                                              Development


                                    Cluster            Executive
                                   Interface            Support                                                        Legal
                                                                          Internal
                                                                                                                      Services
                                               Social Sector                            Stakeholder
                                                                 EXCO
                                                  Admin
                   IT
                              IM
                                                                                  External                HRM          HRD
                                                                   HSD

    EPWP
                                           Other Cluster’s
                                            Participation



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                        Programme 1
                    Key Achievements in 2005
 Facilitated and approved 29 internal and external policies
 Provided administrative and strategic support to the Social
  Cluster whilst participating in all other clusters
 Chaired and consolidated African and G77 positions to the 10
  year review of the World Summit for Social Development
 Met the basic Employment equity targets



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                        Programme 1
                            Challenges
 Capacity and organisation of the Department, to gear towards
  addressing intergovernmental relations and broad based
  economic empowerment
 Qualitative deepening of support services to the extent that
  these can direct evidence based decision making
 Complexities of oversight management and resource limitations
 Internal key financial and supply chain management systems


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                                  Programme 1
                    Going forward – Priorities for the future
   The deepening, formulation and management of the corporate strategy.
   Effective and efficient management of Information, Communications and Technology.
   Effective participation in the international sphere, whilst promoting Africa’s
    development.
   Appropriate and efficient deployment and capacity building of human resources whilst
    upholding their safety and well being
   Reducing the incidents of avoidable litigation whilst providing strategic legal advice.
   Ensuring the efficient and effective employment of financial resources whilst reducing
    leakages and promoting the empowerment of previously disadvantaged groups.
   Rendering a professional and efficient administrative support to the Minister, Deputy
    Minister, Director General and senior management, with a view of facilitating for
    effective decision-making and participation in all engagements and in the clusters of
    governance, in collaboration with provinces and local government.
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                   Programme 2
                        Intent

Develop and monitor policies for a comprehensive
 social security system; develop norms, standards
 and guidelines for implementation; and develop
 macro finance modelling to inform policy decisions
 and assess the social, economic and fiscal impact
 of social security programmes
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                              Programme 2
                                       Structure
                                               DG




                           DDG: Social Protection

     Contributory
                           Non – Contributory Benefits   Economics of Social Protection
Social Security Benefits




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                          Programme 2
                      Key Achievements in 2005
 Research and proposals on deductions from social grants
  was completed
 The demographic and financial model for social security
  grants was updated in line with Census 2001 data.
 Completed a detailed study on socio-economic impact of
  social grants
   Finalised modalities with regards to Agency establishment
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                               Programme 2
                                     Challenges
   High levels of unemployment, poverty and social exclusion
   Gaps and inadequacies remain in the provision of social assistance for millions
    poor and unemployed people.
   Linking of both contributory and non contributory schemes
   Contribution-funded & regulated private schemes to cover only a limited
    number of employed South Africans.
   In contributory schemes there are often internal distribution inadequacies that
    provides the most vulnerable workers with a smaller share of the benefits.
   Most vulnerable workers are often legally excluded from participation in
    schemes that aimed at providing income support during unemployment, old
    age, disability or income support for their survivors in the event of death.
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                                 Programme 2
                   Going forward – Priorities for the future
   Develop a progressive realisation plan to fill the gaps in the social assistance
    program for the vulnerable; may mean further expansion of social assistance
    within available resources
   Review & develop policy in respect of children, youth, disabled, families, the
    elderly, and other vulnerable sectors
   The Department will explore strategies to link social grants to economic activity:
    the delivery model will tie social grants to education, training, job seeking and
    placement support in collaboration with other departments
   Complete work on reviewing the means tests and its application
   Social relief provisions have been reviewed and recommendations will be finalised,
   The current Disaster Relief function requires institutional reform and integration
    with social relief measures                                                      23
                  Programme 3
                        Intent

Ensure efficient and effective management,
 administration, and payment of social assistance,
 provide funding to administer and pay social
 assistance in terms of Social Assistance Act,
 focus on improving the integrity of social grants
 administration and facilitate the SASSA becoming
 fully operational
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                      Programme 3
                Current Accountability structure
                                   Minister


                                      DG



                   SASSA CEO




Business Unit             Business Unit            Business Unit




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                              Programme 3
                          Key Achievements in 2005
   We are now covering more than 11 million beneficiaries,
   Age extension target of 3,2 children met and exceeded
   7 grant types paid at over 11 580 pension pay points,
   MOU entered with the provinces to facilitate for grant disbursements
   Over 2 million people use financial sector institutions such banks and the
    post office
   R3.2 billion successfully transferred to provinces as conditional grant and
    periodically monitored
   Agency blue print and high level capacity built
   Blueprints developed resulting in disasters being assessed within 48 hrs &
    70% of applications processed within 3 months
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                             Programme 3
                         Key Achievements in 2005
   Norms & standards blueprint implementation plans completed, but
    reduction of cycle times delayed due to limited human resources – could
    not implement 1:800 staff to beneficiary ratio.
   Reviews of disability grants progressed with over 180 000 completed,
   Some success in reviews of foster care as grants are now lapsed at end of
    financial year
   Data interrogation done in 9 provinces, which found fraudsters including
    some 41 000 public servants
   Fraud Hotline launched reporting over 15 000 cases
   Indemnity offered by Minister with response of 86 000 cases saving the
    State over R400 million
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                       Programme 3
                          Challenges
                                functions and entering
 Ensuring effortless transfer of
  appropriate agreements for transfer of assets and
  liabilities
 Measures to measure performance of the Agency
 Effective management
 Staff transfer
 Institutional reform for disaster relief,
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                         Programme 3
               Going forward – Priorities for the future
 Improving coverage of grants and ensuring all get them on time
  under humane conditions
 Improve application, verification and approval processes
 Support the Minister’s oversight over the agency and building
  middle management and implementation capacity @ Agency
 Deepening the anti fraud campaign and concluding all
  outstanding cases
   Draft Bill on Disaster Relief to be finalised

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              Programme 4
                   Intent

   Develop, facilitate and monitor the
 implementation of effective policies and
  strategies on integrated social welfare
services that meet the needs of vulnerable
                   groups
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                                                       Programme 4
                                                             Structure


                                                                  DG

                                                       DDG: Integrated development

                    Welfare Services                                         Children & Families                  HIV and Aids


                                                                                                   Social Crime
Service Standards                        Disability               Families                                                             HCBC
                                                                                                    Prevention


Substance abuse                        Older persons              Children                             VEP                             EPWP



                                                                                                                                 Children and Youth



                                                                                                                                      Gender

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                                  Programme 4
                            Key Achievements in 2005
   Finalised the Financial Awards Policy
   Completed the financing and service delivery models for welfare services and
    organisations
   A retention strategy for social services professionals has been crafted
   Salaries of social workers in public service have been reviewed
   Draft policy on substance abuse has been developed and the Ke Moja
    Campaign has been resuscitated
   Minimum standards for in patient drug treatment centres have been approved
   Draft policy for people with disabilities as well as draft integrated policy for the
    transformation of protective workshops have been developed
   The SA Council for Social Services Professions as well as the Professional
    Boards for Social Work and Child and Youth Care have been reconstituted
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                                   Programme 4
                             Key Achievements in 2005
   Finalised Parliamentary processes with regards to the contentious Children’s Bill
   Victims Charter finalised and National Resource Directory on Services for Victims of
    Violence has been disseminated
   Completed the draft policy framework for orphans & vulnerable children
   Completed the draft Policy Framework and Strategy on Child Abuse, Neglect and
    Exploitation
   ECD guidelines & strategy and EPWP sector plan have been finalised
   The Child Protection Register (CPR) has been installed in seven provinces
   124 Inter-country adoptions registered
   30 000 children diverted form crime and 1000 children have benefited from the home-
    based supervision programmes as per Probation Services Act
   Removed over 300 children in Correctional Services and SAPS facilities through the
    IJS
   750 Probation Officers received training in restorative justice and probation principles
   76 Assistant Probation officers received in-service training
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                             Programme 4
                        Key Achievements in 2005
   Capacity building programme for NGOs an CBO responsible for HCBC
    and support has been established with support from DFID
   80 Love Life Groundbreakers have been trained thus reaching farms and
    the informal settlements
   Finalised EPWP Sector Plan
   HIV and AIDS training programme for govt policy makers and planners
    reviewed and implemented
   57 community based multipurpose centres have been established and
    funded
   352 organizations have been funded and 6976 care givers trained
   Researched the monitoring of the HCBC projects


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                              Programme 4
                                   Challenges
   Increased demand for services as a result of the consequences of the
    socio-economic transition in the context of an in real terms shrinking
    allocation,
   Funding to the NGO sector is limited and far in between as a result of the
    changing donor funding agenda,
   Increased sophistication of the drug trade and the constantly changing
    demand and supply factors,
   Limited information, monitoring & evaluating and tracking systems,
   Limited Human Resources Capacity and skills flight
   Tracking and maintaining contact with affected children.

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                             Programme 4
                 Going forward – Priorities for the future
   Develop regulatory mechanisms for social service professions and social
    services
   Retention strategy of social workers
   Implementation of Policy on Financial Awards
   Older persons Bill
   Review of Substance abuse legislation
   Implementation of Drug Master Plan
   Finalisation of Section 76 parts of the Children’s Bill
   EPWP Sector Plan– ECD and HIV and AIDS
   Probation services for children awaiting trial
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                              Programme 4
                 Going forward – Priorities for the future
   Upgrading and installing Child Protection Register database in all provinces
   Increase the number of child care forums from 107
   Implementation of the VEP policy
   Implementation of Action Plan for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
   HIV and Aids prevention programme for youth, gender and workplace
   Capacity building with regards to various programme
   Scaling up the response so that it meets demand


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               Programme 5
                   Intent

Develop, monitor and facilitate the
 implementation of appropriate policies,
 strategies and programmes aimed at
 sustainable   livelihoods and  human
 development
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              Programme 5
                        Structure
                             MINISTER


                                  DG

                      DDG: Integrated
                       Development
  National
Development
  Agency         Development Implementation Support


               Sustainable               Community
               Livelihoods               Development


                Institutional
                                       Youth Development
              Capacity Building




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                                   Programme 5
                     Key Achievements in reporting period
   Established evidence base for the development of pro-poor social policy in partnership
    with DFID, Oxford and University of KZN
   Finalised country and sub regional reports for the 43rd Session of the Commission for
    Social Development and the MDG+5 Review
   Facilitated for the IBSA trilateral dialogue on solidarity towards “Economic Development
    and Social Equity”
   The study on the assessment of the impact of the NPO Act on the sector was undertaken
    and completed.
   6 830 NPOs registered and issued certificates during the year under review
   11 169 new NPO registration applications received and processed
   Curriculum for the National Certificate in development practice was developed in
    partnership with DPLG
   Youth development plan approved and a partnership with Umsobomvu youth Fund on the
    national youth service programme was launched
   About 470 unemployed youth were recruited and will be skilled
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                              Programme 5
                                   Challenges
   Backlog of the registration of the NPOs
   Capacity to do Monitoring and evaluation of programmes
   Lack of service standards/norms standards which results in lack of
    uniformity in the delivery of services.
   Limited human resource capacity




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                            Programme 5
                 Going forward – Priorities for the future
   Finalise the sustainable livelihoods policy and framework
   Managing the Integrated Development Grant
   Develop and implement integrated Youth Development Strategy, guidelines
    and Norms & Standards for youth work
   Amending the NPO Act to facilitate for an enabling environment for the
    sector
   Enhancing NPO monitoring capacity in all spheres of governance
   Community development policy and service standards
   Anti poverty strategy
   IRSDP and URP
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                  Programme 6
                       Intent

Provide leadership in the strategic planning
 processes across national and provincial
 departments, so as to ensure that Depts.
 Strategic, oversight, M&E capacity as well as
 to improve social policy planning and
 implementation for all entities reporting to the
 portfolio.                                  43
                             Programme 6
                         Key Achievements in 2005
The bulk of the work is fairly new but in 2005 managed to conduct:
 HIV & AIDS capacity building for government planners (all three spheres)
  evaluated, reviewed and continued;
 Population and Development Information Service across government;
 Capacity building programme on the Population, Environment and
  Development Nexus developed;
 Pilot projects for local population and development integration designed, for
  implementation in 10 ISRDP nodes, with the support of UNFPA.
 Research reports on local HIV & Aids; population and environment;



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                          Programme 6
                              Challenges
 Limited capacity in the management of the strategic planning
  processes and fragmented M&E
 Limited capacity at a local government level to implement
  relevant population strategies
 Enhancing multi sphere cooperative governance through
  decentralised population policy management
 Limited integration within public sector of population policies and
  programmes

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                              Programme 6
                 Going forward – Priorities for the future
   Finalisation of SASSA establishment processes
   Development of regulatory and oversight framework for public entities
   Contracts management
   Sector strategy
   Implementation of population and development strategy
   Increasing the departments qualitative and quantitative capacity in the area
    of research, population and development
   Finalisation of the State of SA’s Population


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                             CONCLUSION
Going forward the general service delivery challenge continues to be centred on
   poverty eradication. As many remain unable to access basic necessities, the
   Department will now consolidate all its efforts aimed at improving the Human and
   Social Capital capacity at a local and family level.
 This will require some changes with regards to functions and operations, which should see
   the Department:
     Consolidating and improving all transformation initiatives, whilst providing
       leadership in national strategic priorities on the eradication of poverty.
     Providing national leadership in policy development. Which will lead to a greater
       focus on the policy function and decentralisation of programme implementation.
     Reorganising, so as to improve the overall performance of the Department and
       its entities, so as to enable it to meet its mandate and emerge as a sector leader.
     Focusing its efforts on continuous improvement in internal business processes
       and systems so as to ensure effectiveness and efficiency
     Consolidating the social developmental approach.
     Strengthening the sector wide approach as expressed by the Social Sector
       Cluster of Governance.
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