Question NW2548 to the Minister of Social Development

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23 October 2023 - NW2548

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Social Development

With reference to her reply to question 1364 on 5 July 2023, (a) what are the details of the steps that she and her department have taken to ensure that the high numbers of social worker vacancies are filled and (b) by what date is it envisaged that the vacancies will be filled?


a) As indicated in my reply, the Department is finalising the Sector Strategy for Employment of Social Service Professionals in collaboration with provincial departments of social development and other key departments in the social cluster such as Basic Education, Correctional Services and the private sector. The funding bid for the Strategy has been submitted to the National Treasury for consideration in the upcoming Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement.

b) To date, the Strategy has been widely consulted with key structures and will be tabled for Cabinet consideration in the current financial year.

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