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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND HWSETA HONOURS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONERS

52 mins Feb 2024

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND HWSETA honoured Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Programme graduates who were receiving the certificates Worcester, Western Cape. The primary purpose of the graduation was to recognise Community Development Practitioners who passed their Community Development Practice qualification at NQF Level 5 from institutions of higher learning.

Minister Lindiwe Zulu’s Address at the RPL Programme Graduation in Worcester, Western Cape.

23:09 Feb 2024

*Don’t Stop Learning Because Life Never Stops Teaching* Minister Lindiwe Zulu addressed the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Programme graduates who were receiving the certificates Worcester, Western Cape. The primary purpose of the graduation was to recognise Community Development Practitioners who passed their Community Development Practice qualification at NQF Level 5 from institutions of higher learning.

DSD LIVE STREAM GAUTENG MATRIC CLASS OF 2023

Feb 2024

Gauteng Department Social Development MEC honoured oustanding performing students of the Matric Class of 2023

Children have a right to a voice.

Feb 2024

The country's Constitution protects their right to participation in everything that affects them. Every year, the Nelson Mandela Children's Parliament convenes and children deliberate and choose their leaders who will put the rights of children on the country's agenda.

DSD Services Beneficiaries: Matric Class of 2023

Feb 2024

Thembelihle Hlatshwayo ( 18) from Duduza lives with her father, grandmother, and aunt. In 2023, she was in matric at Mom Secondary School. In the year of her matric she fell pregnant but she continued with writing her examinations and she passed. With the assistance of Social workers in school, she had access to various types of support. These included individual therapy, bereavement counselling, educational and support groups, trauma debriefing, sexuality programmes, dialogues, stress management programmes, study skills, motivational talks and pregnancy support. Thembelihle was one of the learners who attended the send-off ceremony hosted by the MEC of Social Development in Gauteng, Mbali Hlophe, for social development beneficiaries who passed their Matric in 2023. Thembelihle passed her matric with a Bachelor pass and hopes to persue a career in Office Administration at Gauteng City College . Her child is now receiving the child support grant.

DSD Services Beneficiaries: Matric Class of 2023

Feb 2024

Phumlani is a 17-year-old who lost his mother when he was one year old. Being an orphan, he was raised by his siblings. The children's act makes provision for siblings to look after each other. They survived on the foster child grant and attended Simunye Secondary School in Bekkersdal. He wrote his national senior certifucate in 2023 and passed with a Bachelor's pass, obtaining four distinctions. He had aimed for five. Phumlani was one of the 250 young people invited by MEC of Social Development in Gauteng, Mbali Hlophe to a send-off ceremony for social development beneficiaries who passed their Matric in 2023. He has now been accepted at the University of Witwatersrand to pursue his studies in electrical engineering.

DSD Services Beneficiaries: Matric Class of 2023

Feb 2024

Xavier Albert (19) was a child whose life was complex. He found himself in conflict with the law and was placed at the Soshanguve secure centre where children who serving their sentences or awaiting trial are kept. South Africa through the child justice act obligates that all children who are in conflict with the law are rehabilitated through diversion programs. Xavier passed his matric through the assistance of Social development and wants to be a coder. He is registered with the Code Academy for C-sharp courses.

Teenage mothers should return to school at the start of the new academic year

12:54 Jan 2024

The minister of social development is on a mission encouraging teenage mothers to return to school ahead of the start of the new academic year. Minister Lindiwe Zulu is doing outreach in Mpumalanga, visiting a local SASSA office where the young mothers were applying for the child support grant for their new babies.

Matric Class of 2023: Zethembe Lihle Mbhele

2:50 Jan 2024

Zethembe Lihle Mbhele (18) from Indonsa Technical high school in KwaZulu-Natal is one of the children who received the Child Support Grant (CSG) since he started school. During his Grade 12 year, he turned 18 and his social grant lapsed. But his unemployed parents received the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant to assist him on top of the other social security services provided by government to keep children in school. His fear of failure was the driving force behind his exceptional results. The CSG was the biggest grant collected by caregivers of the 2023 Grade 12 class to support their children. Zethembe was one of the 62 social grant beneficiaries out of 110 top performing learners as identified by the department of basic education. His advice to the Grade 12 class of 2024: “firstly, remember that the harder the course, the sweeter the victory; secondly, revision is key to attaining excellent results.” He wishes to study Mechatronic or Industrial Engineering and wants to create job opportunities to the youth of South Africa.

Matric class of 2023: Amahle Jemane

2:38 Jan 2024

Amahle Jemane from the Western Cape is here to break all barriers and wants to show the world that being disabled does not mean you are not able. A member of the Western Cape Deaf Netball team 2022 and 2023.

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND HWSETA HONOURS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONERS

52 mins Feb 2024

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND HWSETA honoured Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Programme graduates who were receiving the certificates Worcester, Western Cape. The primary purpose of the graduation was to recognise Community Development Practitioners who passed their Community Development Practice qualification at NQF Level 5 from institutions of higher learning.

Minister Lindiwe Zulu’s Address at the RPL Programme Graduation in Worcester, Western Cape.

23:09 Feb 2024

*Don’t Stop Learning Because Life Never Stops Teaching* Minister Lindiwe Zulu addressed the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Programme graduates who were receiving the certificates Worcester, Western Cape. The primary purpose of the graduation was to recognise Community Development Practitioners who passed their Community Development Practice qualification at NQF Level 5 from institutions of higher learning.

DSD LIVE STREAM GAUTENG MATRIC CLASS OF 2023

Feb 2024

Gauteng Department Social Development MEC honoured oustanding performing students of the Matric Class of 2023

Children have a right to a voice.

Feb 2024

The country's Constitution protects their right to participation in everything that affects them. Every year, the Nelson Mandela Children's Parliament convenes and children deliberate and choose their leaders who will put the rights of children on the country's agenda.

DSD Services Beneficiaries: Matric Class of 2023

Feb 2024

Thembelihle Hlatshwayo ( 18) from Duduza lives with her father, grandmother, and aunt. In 2023, she was in matric at Mom Secondary School. In the year of her matric she fell pregnant but she continued with writing her examinations and she passed. With the assistance of Social workers in school, she had access to various types of support. These included individual therapy, bereavement counselling, educational and support groups, trauma debriefing, sexuality programmes, dialogues, stress management programmes, study skills, motivational talks and pregnancy support. Thembelihle was one of the learners who attended the send-off ceremony hosted by the MEC of Social Development in Gauteng, Mbali Hlophe, for social development beneficiaries who passed their Matric in 2023. Thembelihle passed her matric with a Bachelor pass and hopes to persue a career in Office Administration at Gauteng City College . Her child is now receiving the child support grant.

DSD Services Beneficiaries: Matric Class of 2023

Feb 2024

Phumlani is a 17-year-old who lost his mother when he was one year old. Being an orphan, he was raised by his siblings. The children's act makes provision for siblings to look after each other. They survived on the foster child grant and attended Simunye Secondary School in Bekkersdal. He wrote his national senior certifucate in 2023 and passed with a Bachelor's pass, obtaining four distinctions. He had aimed for five. Phumlani was one of the 250 young people invited by MEC of Social Development in Gauteng, Mbali Hlophe to a send-off ceremony for social development beneficiaries who passed their Matric in 2023. He has now been accepted at the University of Witwatersrand to pursue his studies in electrical engineering.

DSD Services Beneficiaries: Matric Class of 2023

Feb 2024

Xavier Albert (19) was a child whose life was complex. He found himself in conflict with the law and was placed at the Soshanguve secure centre where children who serving their sentences or awaiting trial are kept. South Africa through the child justice act obligates that all children who are in conflict with the law are rehabilitated through diversion programs. Xavier passed his matric through the assistance of Social development and wants to be a coder. He is registered with the Code Academy for C-sharp courses.

Teenage mothers should return to school at the start of the new academic year

12:54 Jan 2024

The minister of social development is on a mission encouraging teenage mothers to return to school ahead of the start of the new academic year. Minister Lindiwe Zulu is doing outreach in Mpumalanga, visiting a local SASSA office where the young mothers were applying for the child support grant for their new babies.

Matric Class of 2023: Zethembe Lihle Mbhele

2:50 Jan 2024

Zethembe Lihle Mbhele (18) from Indonsa Technical high school in KwaZulu-Natal is one of the children who received the Child Support Grant (CSG) since he started school. During his Grade 12 year, he turned 18 and his social grant lapsed. But his unemployed parents received the R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant to assist him on top of the other social security services provided by government to keep children in school. His fear of failure was the driving force behind his exceptional results. The CSG was the biggest grant collected by caregivers of the 2023 Grade 12 class to support their children. Zethembe was one of the 62 social grant beneficiaries out of 110 top performing learners as identified by the department of basic education. His advice to the Grade 12 class of 2024: “firstly, remember that the harder the course, the sweeter the victory; secondly, revision is key to attaining excellent results.” He wishes to study Mechatronic or Industrial Engineering and wants to create job opportunities to the youth of South Africa.

Matric class of 2023: Amahle Jemane

2:38 Jan 2024

Amahle Jemane from the Western Cape is here to break all barriers and wants to show the world that being disabled does not mean you are not able. A member of the Western Cape Deaf Netball team 2022 and 2023.

R350 grant docuseries

A 4.43min Dec 2022

SASSA pays a visit to a young South African who used some of his R350 grant funds to help him build a generator-powered car. 21-year-old Thembelani Zondo told SASSA the financial assistance helped him get the world to notice his potential. And now, he's hoping for sponsors to reach out to him so he can get an opportunity for formal training.

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