Department of Social Development (DSD)
|Postal||Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001|
|Physical||134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria|
|Tel||012 312 7500|
|Fax||012 312 7470|
OverviewThe 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).
- National Development Agency (NDA)
- South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)
- South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)