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 to enhance the quality of life through an integrated system of social development services. Its mission is to be committed to the promotion of development social welfare services and community development for the people of KwaZulu-Natal in partnership with stakeholders, and 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/Management

Mrs WG Thusi
Head of Department
Ms NG Khanyile

Mrs Weziwe G Thusi
Head of Department:
Ms Nokuthula G Khanyile
Mr Themba E Mposula (Acting)
Deputy Directors General:
Mr Wilton Magwaza (Acting)
Chief Directors:
Ms Thobi Mhlongo (Social Services)
Dr Mxolisi L Ngcongo (Human Resource Management)
Mrs Buyisiwe Sophazi (Acting: Strategy and Business Performance Monitoring)
Mr Dumisani Xaba (Development and Research)
Senior Management:
Ms Fikile A Masiko (Head of Ministry)
Communications Officers:
Ms Ncumisa Fandesi (Media Liaison Officer)
Vukani Mbhele (Director: Communication)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedQualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a2 720 1082 498 7142 322 129
Actual Expendituren/a2 610 3572 487 4322 329 906
Employee Compensationn/a1 238 5501 156 7901 015 761
Goods and Servicesn/a376 059363 316354 135
Capital Assetsn/a152 669161 070206 376
Unauthorised Expendituren/a-11 80813 959
Irregular Expendituren/a104 47682 51190 734
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a553189615
Posts Approvedn/a4 2714 0164 542
Posts Filledn/a3 8323 8694 324
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