Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Gender - Social Development host Community Imbizo in Bishop Lavis

On Sakhisizwe today, we were broadcasting live from Bishop Lavis Sports Ground. The Minister for Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, engaged with the community of Bishop Lavis and surrounding areas about service delivery improvement.
Social Development Minister - Bathabile Dlamini

The event was held under the banner of the Department’s Project Mikondzo - a service delivery improvement initiative aimed at improving access to the Department and its entities’ (The South African Social Security Agency and the National Development Agency) services.

Mr Coceko Pakade - Director-General of Social Development
 
It is said that numerous reports of physical abuse and neglect of older persons throughout the country, especially in areas with high levels of alcohol and substance abuse and gang violence, continue to surface. 

Frank Earl - Director at Department of Social Development 

Older persons are also reported to suffer financial abuse by their own families, who misappropriate their social grant income, and in the hands of loan sharks and financial companies that sell them financial products they do not need.
Mark Hoffmeester - Community Leader


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