South African Government. Structure and functions of government
Parliamentary Monitoring Group. Central Tenets of Government, Structure of Government,State Institutions which support Constitutional Democracy.
These are the public entities that fall under the Department of Social Development. There are others relevant to social development.
"The mandate of the Agency is to ensure the provision of comprehensive social security services against vulnerability and poverty within the constitutional and legislative framework."
The NDA's mission is "To contribute to poverty eradication and the elimination of its causes."
"an advisory body in terms of the Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act (Act No. 70 of 2008) and is mandated to assist in the fight against substance abuse in the country."
formerly: Department of Welfare (1994-2000)
formerly: Department of National Health and Population Development (1985-1994); Administration: House of Assembly. Department of Health and Welfare (1984-1994); Administration: House of Delegates. Department of Health and Welfare (1984-1994); Administration: House of Representatives. Department of Health and Welfare (1984-1994)
formerly: Department of Health and Welfare (1982-1985)
formerly: Department of Health, Welfare and Pensions (1980-1981)
formerly: Department of Social Welfare and Pensions (1958-1980)
formerly: Department of Social Welfare (1937-1958)
formerly: Department of Labour and Social Welfare (1935-1937)
Before this social welfare was dealt with by the provinces and welfare organisations. Some aspects of child welfare were dealt with by the Department of Education.
formerly: Department of Women, Children and Persons with Disability. (2010-2014)
Before this issues relating to women, children and people with disabilities were dealt with by The Presidency.
Eastern Cape. Department of Social Development & Special Programmes
Free State. Department of Social Development
Gauteng. Department of Social Development
KwaZulu-Natal. Department of Social Development
Mpumalanga. Department of Health and Social Development
Northern Cape. Department of Social Development
North West. Department of Social Development
Western Cape. Department of Social Development
Note: pre-1994 social development was not a provincial function.
The government departments and public entities publish annual reports, annual performance plans and strategic plans regularly. They also publish policy documents, guidelines, reports, plans, strategies, frameworks and information brochures. The annual reports contain financial information.