This Programme provides sustainable development programmes which facilitate empowerment of communities, based on empirical research and demographic information.

 

The programme consists of the following sub-programmes:

1. Community Mobilization

3. Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Livelihoods

4. Community-based Research and Planning

5. Youth Development

6. Women Development

7. Population Policy Promotion

8. Expanded Public Works Programme

 

The War on Poverty Campaign, which is the overarching programme of the Department, inclusive of Sustainable Livelihoods and Youth Development are enabling sub-programmes to enable the achievement of the NDP 2030 goals and the Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014/2019.

 

The two sub-programmes Sustainable Livelihoods and Youth Development are enabling programmes that build on the capabilities of communities to participate in their own development. The Community Capacity Enhancement (CCE) methodology continue to bring about social change in areas of substance abuse, food security, HIV and AIDS, illiteracy, or unemployment to assist household, communities to achieve the basic standard of living.

 

The Community Development interventions are process driven, of which the results can only be achieved after one or two financial years. The allocated budget would consider the processes during the financial year to implement community development interventions (Goods and Services budget) whilst the results of the interventions such as a Non-Profit Organisation would be funded through the transfer budget.

 

SUB PROGRAMME: COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION 

 

Purpose of the programme

Design and implement community development programmes aimed at empowering communities in terms of knowledge and skills development

 

Strategic Goal

To empower communities in order to actively participate in their own development and self- reliance

 

Strategic Objective

To capacitated communities to play a leading role in their own development and ensure sustainability

 

Sub-programme Description

Design and implement community development programmes aimed at empowering communities in terms of knowledge and skills development

 

SUB PROGRAMME: POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

 

Purpose of the Programme:

Design and implement integrated community development programmes aimed at empowering communities to address their own developmental challenges and provide community based nutritional support to the poor and vulnerable.

 

Strategic Goal

To improve income, asset and capability of families and communities to enhance their livelihoods

 

Strategic Objective

To improve food security, material assistance to communities and empower communities to play the leading role in their own development.

 

Sub-programme Description

Provide sustainable development programmes which facilitate empowerment of communities, based on empirical research and demographic information.

 

SUB PROGRAMME: COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH AND PLANNING

 

Strategic Goal

To improve income, asset and capability of families and communities to enhance their livelihoods

 

Strategic Objective

To improve food security, material assistance to communities and empower communities to play the leading role in their own development

 

SUB-PROGRAMME: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

 

Purpose of the Programme:

Youth Development in the context of Social Development is a process that prepares young people to meet the challenges of adulthood through structured and progressive series job preparedness and social change programmes aimed promoting youth empowerment and enhancing self-reliance amongst young people.

 

Strategic Goal

To improve income, asset and capability of young people through job preparedness and social change programmes to enhance their livelihoods.

 

Strategic Objective

To mainstream youth development within the Department and to mobilize different sectors within society to empower young people to become self-reliant and productive citizens

 

Sub-programme Description

Design and implement programmes that promote social inclusion of youth, youth empowerment and development.

 

SUB PROGRAMME: WOMEN DEVELOPMENT

 

Purpose of the Programme:

To facilitate empowerment programmes for women in the Province.

 

Strategic Goal

To facilitate social empowerment and economic transformation for women as initially marginalized group

 

Strategic Objective

Intervention mechanism programme implementation for economic empowerment and participation of women toward economic transformation and development.

 

Sub-programme Description

Design and implement programmes that promote women development

 

9.5.7 SUB-PROGRAMME: POPULATION POLICY PROMOTION

 

Purpose of the Programme:

To provide updated demographic and population related data and research information to manage planning, inform decision making and budgeting in all 3 spheres of government.

 

Strategic Goal

To bring about changes in the determinants of the country’s population trends, so that these trends are consistent with the achievement of sustainable human development.

 

Strategic Objective

To provide updated demographic and population related data and research to managers for planning, through advocacy and capacity building of stakeholders with the aim to migrate families out of poverty, as outlined in the Population Policy and the National Development Plan 2030

 

Sub-programme Description

 ü To design and implement capacity building programmes within the social development sector and other government departments in order to integrate population development policies and trends into the planning of services.

ü To facilitate, conduct and manage population development and social development research, in support of policy and programme development, both for the implementation of the national Population Policy and other programmes of the Department of Social Development.

 

9.5.8. SUB-PROGRAMME: EXPANDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME (EPWP)

 

Purpose of the Programme:

The Expanded Public Works Programme is a nationwide programme aimed at utilizing public sector budgets to provide poverty and income relief to alleviate unemployment by creating temporary productive employment opportunities for the unemployed and unskilled

 

Strategic Goal

To improve income, asset and capability of the unemployed through the Expanded Public Works Programme to enhance their livelihoods.

 

Strategic Objective

Coordinate and monitor the implementation of EPWP programmes across the Social Sector.

 

Sub-programme Description

Creating temporary productive employment opportunities for unemployed and unskilled through coordination of the Social Sector