Province’s most vulnerable are victims of bureaucratic mess

by Justus De Goede – DA Gauteng Spokesperson for Social Development   The Democratic Alliance ( DA) is disappointed to learn that the Gauteng Department of Social Development has unilaterally closed down the province’s eight food banks. This was revealed by the Department of Social Development to the Members of…

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SASSA fails to communicate effectively with public

by Justus De Goede MPL – DA Gauteng Spokesperson for Social Development It seems that a vital government agency like SASSA is deliberately avoiding contact with the public it is meant to serve. The Democratic Alliance has been receiving numerous complaints from pensioners or their families who are looking for…

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DSD not doing enough to address poverty and inequality

By Justus de Goede MPL, DA Spokesperson on Social Development Note to editors: This speech was delivered during the 2018/2019 Budget Vote of the Department of Social Development in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature Madam Speaker, The Gauteng Social Development programme covers a vast field, unfortunately mostly consisting of human deprivation. Recently-released reports…

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Premier’s vision does not translate into action

By Justus de Goede MPL, DA Gauteng Office of the Premier Committee Member Note to Editors: The following speech was delivered in the Gauteng Legislature during the debate on the 2018/19 Office of the Premier’s budget. A few months ago, Honourable Premier Makhura made a point of voicing his dissatisfaction with the…

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