DA Gauteng Debates Social Development Budget for 2017/18

The following speeches were delivered in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature today by DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Social Development, Refiloe Nt’sekhe MPL and DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Social Development, Justus de Goede MPL, during the debate on the Department of Social Development’ss 2017/18 budget.
Speech by
Refiloe Nt’sekhe MPL
“GP Social Development does not care”

  • There is also a severe shortage of Social Workers
  • Gauteng has only 11 social workers who are able to work on adoptions and foster care
  • The budget for people with disabilities has remained relatively stagnant since 2010

The full speech can be found here.
Speech by
Justus de Goede MPL
“GP Social Development budget doesn’t focus on the right programs” 

  • Funds in many instances are not being channelled where they can be most usefully applied
  • The budget gives the impression of being unfocussed
  • I strongly recommend that the MEC investigate the Chrysalis Program in the Western Cape, as a project which is both successful and value for money.

The full speech can be found here.