Review of Mechanisms of Intergovernmental Relations Applicable to the Social Development Sector

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Justice and Correctional Services

The South African Law Reform Commission has instituted an investigation into the mandates of the national and provincial departments of social development.



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                   Issue paper 40: Review of Mechanisms of Intergovernmental Relations Applicable to the Social Development Sector

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can be emailed to F Mdumbe at fmdumbe@justice.gov.za by no later than Friday, 30 July 2021.

Enquiries can be directed to F Mdumbe on tel (012) 622 6353

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The South African Law Reform Commission has, at the request of the national department of Social Development, instituted an investigation into the mechanisms through which national and provincial government departments involved in the welfare services sector manage their interdependence and cooperation. This stems from incongruence between the Department of Social Development and its provincial counterparts about how social development mandates should be implemented, and a lack of statutory mechanism empowering the Minister of Social Development or the department to ensure that decisions relating to this policy area are uniformly carried through.