Social Affairs

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Social Development and Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities.

Draft Child and Youth Care Workers Regulations Issued

South African Council for Social Service Professions

Public comment is invited on the draft regulations and rules for child and youth care workers in terms of the Social Service Professions Act (1978).

The regulations issued by the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) refer to registration, disciplinary inquiries, code of conduct, record keeping, certificates and the fees payable to the council.

April Increase for Social Grants

Department of Social Development

The maximum monthly social grants have been increased with effect from 1 April 2014 in terms of the Social Assistance Act (2004).

The increases are in the range of 6.7% for most of the grants with the child support grant increasing the most by 6.8% and the foster care grant increasing the least by 3.8%.

Rules for Military Veterans Benefits in Place

Department of Military Veterans

Regulations prescribing the criteria for military veterans to qualify for benefits have been published in Government Gazette 37355.

The Military Veterans Benefits Regulations are published in terms of the Military Veterans Act of 2011.