The Minister for Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will on Friday, the 2nd of November 2012, visit Strydenburg Community in the Northern Cape, the purpose of the visit is to check progresses made last year as part of monitoring and evaluations. Food parcels will also be handed to disadvantaged families through Social Relief of Distress (SRD) South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) programme.
The Minister will be addressing members of community through public participation/ community dialogue. The visit is also aimed at contributing to poverty reduction and mitigating the impact of vulnerability through social assistance.
Minister Dlamini’s visit to this areas forms part of Social Development Month and aims to engage communities to identify their challenges and put together action plans to deal with these challenges. The campaign, held in conjunction with the National Development Agency (NDA) and SASSA, also aims to inform communities of the various social security programmes available to them and how these can be accessed.