Question NW984 to the Minister of Social Development

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08 April 2021 - NW984

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Opperman, Ms G to ask the Minister of Social Development

What total number of (a) home visits have been conducted by doctors of the SA Social Security Agency to do assessments of persons living with disabilities in the Northern Cape, (b) home visits have been booked and/or registered (c) persons have been (i) assessed and (ii) persons living with disabilities remains to be assessed?


a) Due to the coronavirus pandemic home visits across South Africa were stopped because of transmission risks associated with the virus for both the Doctors, SASSA employees and the beneficiaries who are most vulnerable.

b) Three home visits were booked and done in the in Frances Baard District.

c) (i) A total of 9 008 persons have already been assessed.

(ii) 3 571 assessments remain to be completed.

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