South Africa, Pretoria, 25 September 2022: In pursuit of improving the efficient delivery of social services to South Africans in far-flung areas of the country, the Deputy Minister of Social Development, Mme Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, will from Monday, 26 until Wednesday, 28 September, be spearheading outreach campaigns in Kimberley, Northern Cape.
The Deputy Minister will, on her first day in Kimberley, conduct a Know Your Status campaign with local faith-based Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs), to remind them about the importance of compliance with the NPO Act of 71 OF 1997 and the implications thereof.
This she will embark on to assist non-compliant NPOs to remain registered with the Department of Social Development so they may render essential services to poor communities.
On the second day, she will hand over Kutlwano Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre in partnership with Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and CIPLA Foundation. Kutlwano Early Childhood Development centre was originally housed in a corrugated iron shack.
Through the partnership with Deputy Minister Bogopane-Zulu, ACSA, in collaboration with CIPLA Foundation, funded a new state-of-the-art structure at a total cost of over Four Million Rand.
The Deputy Minister will, as part of building up momentum for the Decriminalization of Sex Work in South Africa, conclude her three-day service delivery visit by conducting a Sex Workers Dialogue to interact directly and hear issues, hardships and experiences of Sex Workers in Kimberley and remote areas.
These activities form part of the build-up to the Social Development Month campaign, which seeks to reach out and deliver social services to poor South Africans across the country through a coordinated portfolio approach.