Department: Social Development

Contact Details

Physical: 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 312 7500
Fax: 012 312 7470


The mission of the Department of Social Development is to enable the poor, the vulnerable and the excluded within South African society to secure a better life for themselves, in partnership with them and with all those who are committed to building a caring society.

The Department has the following primary core functions: management and oversight over social security, encompassing social assistance and social insurance policies, which aim to prevent and alleviate poverty in the event of life cycle risks such as loss of income due to unemployment, disability, old age or death occurring; and developmental social welfare services, which provide support to reduce poverty, vulnerability and the impact of HIV/AIDS through sustainable development programmes, in partnership with implementing agents such as State-Funded Institutions, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) and Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs).

Office Bearers/Management

Ms B Dlamini
Deputy Minister
Ms H Bogopane-Zulu
Director General
Mr C Pakade

Ms Bathabile Dlamini
Deputy Minister:
Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
Director General:
Mr Coceko Pakade
Ms Annalise Andrews (Personal Assistant)
Ms Mayibuye Mbatha (Personal Assistant: Minister)
Chief of Staff:
Mr Abram Phahlamohla
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr Clifford Appel
Deputy Directors General:
Mr Wiseman Magasela (Social Policy)
Mr Thokozani Magwaza (Comprehensive Social Security)
Mr Peter Netshipale (Integrated Development)
Ms Connie Nxumalo (Welfare Services)
Ms Nelisiwe Vilakazi (Chief Operating Officer)
Senior Management:
Ms Mathuto Motumi (Head of Ministry)
Communications Officers:
Ms Ingrid Ndlovu (Parliamentary and Political Liaison Officer)
Ms Lumka Oliphant (Chief Director: Communications)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditClean AuditClean Audit
Total Final Appropriation137 993 741128 676 793118 608 511112 143 552
Actual Expenditure136 481 825127 883 890117 101 518111 121 253
Employee Compensation419 894374 492323 704292 258
Goods and Services354 659360 281331 807296 518
Capital Assets9 97317 0156 42610 861
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure8 31217 87318 6763 481
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure666152278371
Posts Approved906839782n/a
Posts Filled762752678n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

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