Question NW2326 to the Minister of Social Development

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06 January 2021 - NW2326

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Social Development

(a) Which municipalities currently have active and constituted local drug action committees, (b) on what date was each specified committee established and constituted, (c) what number of times has each committee met since 1 January 2018, (d) what are the contact details of each committee’s secretariat and (e) what are the reasons that some municipalities do not have local drug action committees?

Reply:

a) The following municipalities have active Local Drug Action Committees:

Northern Cape Province

Municipality

Date committee was established

Number of times committee met since 1 January 2018

Contact details of committee secretariat

Reasons some municipalities don’t have committee

Kai Garib Municipality

Established and constituted in April 2019

The committee has met two times per quarter since April 2019, the last meeting was February 2020.

Name of the LDAC: Kenhardt

Chairperson: Estelle Fritz

Contact Details: 073 257 0024

None

Tsantsabane Municipality

Established and constituted in April 2019

The committee has met two times per quarter since April 2019, the last meeting was February 2020.

Name of the LDAC: Postmasburg

No number provided

None

J.T.G District

Ga Segonyana/Joe Morolong Municipality

Established and constituted in 2009

The committee has met on a quarterly basis since 2018, the last meeting was held in 18 October 2020.

Chairperson: Segomotsi Pule

Contact Details: 079 8750 231

None

Francis Baard District

Phokwane Municipality

Established and constituted in 2012.

The committee has met on a quarterly basis since 2018.

Dates of their last meetings:

17 May 2020

12 August 2020

15 November 2020

Name of the LDAC: Pampierstadt

Chairperson: Gloria Shuping

Contact Details: 072 499 5205

None

Namakwa District

Nama Khoi Municipality

Established and constituted in June 2019.

The committee has met on a monthly basis since June 2019, the last meeting was 6 March 2020.

Name of LDAC: Komaggas Welfare Forum

Chairperson: Ms. Christine Cloete

Contact Details: 076 715 9666

None

Karoo Hoogland Municipality:

Established and constituted in 2018.

The last meeting was in February 2020.

Name of LDAC: Williston Welfare Forum

Chairperson: Ms. M. Klaaste

Contact Details: 053 391 3025

None

e) Pixley Ka Seme District:

Currently no established LDAC Committee

The sub-program coordinator reported the following reasons that led to non-establishment of LDAC in the district. Programs aimed at community development with regards substance abuse were held integrated with Stakeholders i.e. Carnarvon Community (Kareeberg Municipality) and Richmond Community (Ubuntu Municipality) and Prieska (Siyathemba Municipality). During preparatory meetings it was decided that LDAC needs to be established to ensure follow up on issues raised but no commitment was showed by the very stakeholders who sat in those meetings, especially the Special Programs in the Office of the Mayor.

Failure to get support to the Office of the Mayor creates challenges for the Coordinator and in most instances, they will always show reluctance or lengthy of excuses or even postponement of meetings planned.

The Covid-19 pandemic also brought about its challenges and made it impossible to make follow ups as planned.

North West Province

Municipality

Date committee was established

Number of times committee met since 1 January 2018

Contact details of committee secretariat

Reasons some municipalities don’t have committee

Moretele municipality

18 July 2018

Once a quarter

24 May 2019

18 July 2019

15 November 2019

21 February 2020

AGM 13 MMARCH 2020

Social Development

082 0417 092

The meetings were not held quarterly during to COVID 19.

Moses Kotane municipality

The committee was revived in 2018 and 2019

The committee met in the following dates: 14/08/2018

26/09/2019

09/10/2019

20/11/2019

Social Development

0820431162

None

Kgetleng Municipality

Date LDAC was established

15 March 2020

Number of times committee met since 2018

15/03/2020

10/05/2018

14/06/2018

12/07/2018

03/04/2019

05/06/2019

03/07/2019

07/08/2019

04/09/2019

04/03/2020

Chairperson- Ms Joyce Thoane- 0820443357

Secretariat is circulating

The meetings were not held in 2020 due to Covid 19 and other competing activities. The office will revive the LDAC in 2021/22

Rustenburg municipalaity

Date LDAC was established

2012

Number of times committee met since 2018

2018 May was last meeting

Ms Motshegoa - 0820462538

It is established although meetings have not been held as forums were not active due to Covid 19 Lockdown levels

e) Madibeng municipality: The office intended to have an integrated forum during 2020 but was not able to convene meetings.

LIMPOPO PROVINCE

Municipality

Date committee was established

Number of times committee met since 1 January 2018

Contact details of committee secretariat

Reasons some municipalities don’t have committee

Thulamela municipality

established on 7 June 2017

committee has met ten times since January 2018

The Secretariat is Ms Dudu Baloyi at 076 482 8277.

None

Bela –Bela municipality

The committee was established in September 2016

The committee met six times.

Ms K Nkuna at 014 736 6482.

None

Mogalakwena municipality

The committee was established in June 2016

The committee met six times.

contact person is Mr F Mmola at 079 079 8442.

None

Mookgopong municipality

The committee was established in May 2015

The committee met four times.

contact person is Ms Khomotso Mogotlane at 082 397 5550

None

Tubatse municipality

The committee was established in September 2017

The committee has met four times.

Contact person is Ms Ntsoaki Nkadimeng at 072 177 4747.

None

Makhuduthamaga municipality

The committee was established in September 2017

The committee met four times.

contact person is Mr S Matswetji at 079 913 8409.

None

Elias Motsoaledi municipality

The committee was established in 2017

The committee met four times.

The contact person is Ms Beauty Mamaru at 072 746 6610.

None

Ephraim Mogale municipality

The committee was established in 2017.

The committee met four times.

The contact person is Ms Nancy Lenonyane at 078 732 7374.

 

e) The province is currently struggling to constitute and sustain the Local Drug Action committees (LDACs) mainly due to lack of cooperation from other stakeholders and lack of clarity in terms of resource allocation. LDACs are not yet on board in all municipalities and as such have not yet budgeted for the establishment and allocated personnel or other resources.

Structures that have been established over time could not be sustained and were not led by municipalities.

The Province embarked on programme to resuscitate and establish the LDACs through a process of establishing interim District committees charged with the responsibility and springboard structure for the establishment of LDACs. The meeting to kick-start the process was held on 13 November 2019 and the progress made is as follows:

Capricorn District: A meeting to establish district structures was held on 6 December 2019, but could not finalise the process as stakeholders felt they needed clear mandates from their principals and follow – up meeting was held on 3 March 2020 to constitute the structure. An interim structure was established with plan drafted to capacitate members and allocate responsibilities. The process was interrupted by COVID1 pandemic.

Vhembe District: Meeting to establish an interim district structure was convened on 30 January 2020 but failed to quorate with proper representivity of all relevant stakeholders. The meeting was postponed, but could not reconvene due to COVID-19.

Mopani District: There is no functional LDAC in the district and the meeting to establish the interim committee was held in March 2020, but unfortunately the process was interrupted by COVID -19.

The following provinces did not respond comprehensively:

Western Cape

Province

Name

Contact

Email

Western Cape

Ms Chantelle Pepper

Tel: (+27)21 483 4155

+27 76 398 9662

Chantelle.Pepper@westerncape.gov.za

Eastern Cape Province: Provincial Substance Abuse Coordinator

Province

Name

Contact Details

Email

Eastern Cape

Mr Nkosinathi Gceya

043 605 5194 /083 610 9276

Nkosinathi.Gceya@ecdsd.gov.za

Free State Province: Provincial Substance Abuse Coordinator

Province

Name

Contact details

Email

Free State

Mr Leloko Matsenyane

Mr Charles Makappa

051 409 0545 /083 443 9029

051 409 0668 /083 443 8076

Leloko.Matsenyane@fssocdev.gov.za

Charles.makappa@fssocdev.gov.za

Gauteng Province: Municipal Substance Abuse Coordinators

City of Johannesburg Municipality

Aletta

Mzimela

158 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein

alettam@joburg.org.za

City of Tshwane Municipality

Maureen

Digamela

PO BOX 440, Pretoria,0001

MaureenD@TSHWANE.GOV.ZA

Ekurhuleni Municipality

Thabo

Tonga

P/BAG X1069, Germiston, 1400

Thabo.Tonga@ekurhuleni.gov.za

Merafong Local Municipality

Tshepo

Maloisane

P.O BOX 3, Carletonville, 2500

tmaloisane@merafong.gov.za

Mogale City Local Municipality

Nomvula

Mjuja

PO BOX 94, Krugersdorp, 1740

nomvula.mjuza@mogalecity.gov.za

Rand West City Local Municipality

Norah

Tsholetsane

Cnr Sutherland & Pollock Streets

Norah.Tsholetsane@Randwestcity.gov.za

Emfuleni Local Municipality

Rebecca

Letsoenyo

PO BOX 3,Vanderbijlpark,1900

RebeccaL@emfuleni.gov.za

Midvaal Local Municipality

Sello

Tlhake

PO BOX 9, Meyerton, 1960

SelloT@midvaal.gov.za

Lesedi Local Municipality

Corrie

Venster

PO BOX 201, Heidelberg,1438

corriev@lesedi.gov.za

City of Johannesburg Municipality

Aletta

Mzimela

158 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein

alettam@joburg.org.za

City of Tshwane Municipality

Maureen

Digamela

PO BOX 440, Pretoria,0001

MaureenD@TSHWANE.GOV.ZA

Ekurhuleni Municipality

Thabo

Tonga

P/BAG X1069, Germiston, 1400

Thabo.Tonga@ekurhuleni.gov.za

KwaZulu Natal Province: Substance Abuse Provincial Coordinator

Province

Name

Contact

Email

Kwa Zulu Natal

Ms Cleopatra Dlamini

Tel: 033 341 7925

060 999 0440

Cleopatra.dlamini@kznsocdev.gov.za

Limpopo Province: Substance Abuse Provincial Coordinator

Province

Name

Contact

Email

Limpopo

Mr Tshepo Maxwell Rangata

015 230 4420/082 421 6954

RangataM@dsd.gov.za

Mpumalanga Province: Substance Abuse Provincial Coordinator

Province

Name

Contact

Email

Mpumalanga

Ms Isabella Makushe

013 766 3158/072 226 3460

IsabelMa@dsdmpu.gov.za

Going forward, the plan is to establish Local Drug Action Committees in line with the District Development Model.

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