Department: Social Development

Contact details

Physical: 208 Hassen Haffejee, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Postal: Private Bag X9144, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Tel: 033 264 5402
Fax: 033 341 9610


The vision of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Social Development is that of a caring and self-reliant society. Its mission is to transform our society by building conscious and capable citizens through the provision of integrated social development services.

The Department seeks to embody the Batho Pele Principles in its efforts to ensure that its service provision is done in humane ways and results in positive and sustainable outcomes for the citizens of KwaZulu-Natal. Its Service Delivery Improvement Plan entails all the principles of Batho Pele and will be implemented over the next five years.

The Department's constitutional mandate rests on the basic tenets of the Constitution as embodied in Chapter 2 – the Bill of Rights emphasises equality, human dignity, freedom and security of the person, health care, food, water and social security, and the rights of the child.

Office Bearers

Mrs W Thusi
Head of Department
Ms N Khanyile

Mrs Weziwe Thusi
Head of Department:
Ms Nokuthula Khanyile
Mr TE Mposula (Acting)
Deputy Directors General:
Mr W Magwaza (Acting)
Chief Directors:
Ms ET Mhlongo (Social Services)
Dr LP Mqadi (Strategy and Business Performance Monitoring)
Dr ML Ngcongo (Human Resource Management)
Mr FMB Xaba (Development and Research)
Senior Management:
Ms N Dube (Head of Ministry)
Communications Officers:
Ms Ncumisa Fandesi (Media Liaison Officer)
Vukani Mbhele

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedQualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedQualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a2 498 7142 322 1292 062 167
Actual Expendituren/a2 487 4322 329 9061 985 386
Employee Compensationn/a1 156 7901 015 761848 598
Goods and Servicesn/a363 316354 135351 482
Capital Assetsn/a161 070206 376190 439
Unauthorised Expendituren/a11 80813 959-
Irregular Expendituren/a82 51190 734170 219
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a18961573
Posts Approvedn/a4 0164 5426 198
Posts Filledn/a3 8694 3243 438
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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