Leadership is a Love Affair - A Blog by Nolwandle Made
May 2020 started with much excitement on my part, it was the day for the special webinar event to celebrate the 70th birthday of a legend, former president of Malawi, Her Excellency (HE) Dr Joyce Banda. I, as an African woman had a lot of admiration and if I’m honest hero worship for this trailblazer.
19 June 2020
A NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY SEWING COOPERATIVE IN KHAYELITSHA HELPS PROTECT AGAINST COVID-19
A National Development Agency (NDA) funded sewing cooperative in Khayelitsha is responding positively to reduce the spread on COVID-19 virus in communities and to generate extra income during #lockdown.
14 April 2020
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: COVID-19 AGRICULTURAL DISASTER SUPPORT FUND FOR SMALLHOLDER AND COMMUNAL FARMERS
The National Development Agency (NDA) is pleased to announce the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development’s interventions to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 on small holder and subsistence farmers.
09 April 2020
MINISTER OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SENDS DIRECTION FOR AMENDMENT OF SHARED CUSTODY REGULATIONS DURING LOCKDOWN
In support of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of COVID-19 as a national disaster, the Minister of Social Development - Ms Lindiwe Zulu, issued directions prohibiting movement of children between co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights on 30 March 2020.
09 April 2020
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT WARNS THE NPO SECTOR OF COVID-19 SCAM AND FRAUD
Pretoria, 1 April 2020: As South Africa enters the 6th day of the lockdown to contain the further spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Social Development is warning members of the public, and the Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) sector in particular to remain vigilant of a scam that purports to “accredit and convert NPO certificate to NGO certificate to qualify for an international funding worth millions of rands”.
02 April 2020
MINISTER ZULU URGES PARENTS TO PROTECT CHILDREN DURING THE 21-DAY LOCKDOWN
Pretoria, 26 March 2020: As the coronavirus outbreak spreads across the country, Social Development has been inundated with calls from parents who have joint custody of their children on where their children should stay during the 21-day lockdown period as proclaimed by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March 2020.
28 March 2020
DEPUTY MINISTER BOGOPANE-ZULU UPDATES ON MEASURES AND SERVICES AVAILABLE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Pretoria, 27 March 2020: As the spread of COVID-19 surpass the 1000 mark amid the 21-days lockdown period in South Africa, the Deputy Minister of Social Development Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu calls on the public to recognise the particular vulnerability and needs of persons with disabilities.
27 March 2020
MINISTER ZULU CALLS ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND ITS PUBLIC ENTITIES TO IMPLEMENT MEASURES TO MINIMISE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
Pretoria, 17 March 2020: Following the declaration of COVID-19 as a national disaster, the Minister of Social Development - Ms Lindiwe Zulu, met with the executives of the National Development Agency (NDA), the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the South African Council for Social Service Professions to deliberate and agree on sector-wide precautionary measures to prevent further transmission and to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 at service delivery points.
18 March 2020
Interim steering committee continues its work of ensuring a speedy response to gender based violence and femicide
As South Africa continues to battle the wave of Gender-based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) through various means and structures, the work of the Interim Steering Committee on GBVF is becoming evidently more important. Today the Committee held its second meeting in 2020, continuing its work of ensuring that there is a speedy response to the fight against GBVF.
21 February 2020