Social Affairs

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

Social Development Draws Up Draft Language Policy

Department of Social Development

Comment has been called on the Department of Social Development’s Language Policy.

The Use of Official Languages Act determines that every national department, national public entity and national public enterprise must adopt a language policy on its use of official languages.

Parliament Passes Children's Bills


Parliament has passed the Children’s Amendment Bill and Children’s Second Amendment Bill and sent them to president Zuma for assent.

Both bills were tabled in parliament in May 2015.

Comprehensive Social Security Discussion Paper Drawn Up

Department of Social Development

The Comprehensive Social Security Reform discussion paper has been released.

After 10 years of discussions, research and the appointment of an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Comprehensive Social Security Reform, the paper was drawn up and released.

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