Social Affairs

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

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.

Liquor Norms and Standards Under Construction

Department of Trade and Industry

Proposed norms and standards for the liquor industry have been published in Government Gazette 37110 for comment.

They are published in terms of the Liquor Act of 2003.