Department: Social Development

Contact details

Physical: Beacon Hill Office Park, Cnr Hargreaves Road & Hockley Close, King William's Town
Postal: Private Bag X0039, Bhisho, 5605
Tel: 043 605 5000
Fax: 043 605 5475


The mission of the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development is to improve the quality of life and social well-being of the poor and vulnerable, with a special focus on women, children, older persons, youth, and people with disabilities through integrated developmental social services. The Department's strategic goals are corporate governance and strategic leadership, developmental social welfare services, and community development.

Constitutional and legislative mandates of the Department are to provide for the right of access to appropriate social assistance to those unable to support themselves and their dependants; enshrine the rights of children with regard to appropriate care, basic nutrition, shelter, health care services and social services; render population development and welfare services; provide sector-wide national leadership in social development; and develop and implement programmes for the eradication of poverty, social protection and social development among the poorest of the poor, and the most vulnerable and marginalised.

Office Bearers/Management

Mrs NN Sihlwayi
Head of Department
Mrs N Baart

Mrs Nomadewuka Nancy Sihlwayi
Head of Department:
Mrs Ntombi Baart (Acting)
Chief of Staff:
Mr Mandla Jara
Ms Sindisiwe Tutani
Chief Directors:
Mr Sunny Cheriyan (Chief Information Officer)
Mrs Zoliswa Ganca (DSIS [South])
Mrs Donna Makoboka (Development and Research)
Ms Farida S Myburgh (Corporate Services)
Mr Wandile Ncapai (DSIS [North])
Ms Linda Nombembe (Acting: Programme 2-5)
Senior Management:
Ms Joyce Msutu (General Manager: Supply Chain Management)
Mr Zandisile Thafeni (General Manager: District Development)
Communications Officers:
Mr Lwazi Jiba (Media Liaison Officer)
Mr Vuyo Macaula (Parliamentary Liaison Officer)
Mr Gcobani Maswana (Senior Manager: Communications and Liaison Unit)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriation2 265 0162 161 2872 054 1711 778 308
Actual Expenditure2 253 8812 134 2361 942 2811 751 212
Employee Compensation1 306 7621 200 2901 046 931938 710
Goods and Services300 491264 510268 403255 116
Capital Assets130 468102 904111 47597 966
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure40 88347 33226 53721 337
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure2286090873
Posts Approved16 2064 5695 1144 589
Posts Filled4 5824 4454 4083 821
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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