26 March 2021 - NW854
Sharif, Ms NK to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
What (a) are the reasons that her Office has been so slow in implementing the National Strategic Plan and (b) plan does her Office have in place to ensure that the implementation of the National Strategic Plan is fast-tracked?
a) It is worth noting that there is reasonable progress in some of the interventions of the NSP on GBVF. However, reporting on progress has been mainly based on outputs of activities rather than outcomes. The NSP on GBVF is still in its early stages of implementation and outcomes and impact takes time.
b) The department has been working with national departments, provinces, districts and local municipalities towards integration of NSP on GBVF priorities in strategic plans. As part of localising the NSP on GVBF, provinces are working on their implementation plans and establishing structures aligned to the principles of the NSP on GBVF with the guidance of the department. The department is also conducting information sessions across all nine provinces. Between February and March 2021 eight (8) provinces have been covered with KwaZulu-Natal being the only outstanding province.
Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane, MP