Department: Social Development

Contact details

Physical: 18 College Street, Polokwane, 0700
Postal: Private Bag X9302, Polokwane, 0700
Tel: 015 293 6027
Fax: 015 293 6170


The mission of the Limpopo Department of Social Development is to ensure the provision of comprehensive social protection services against vulnerability and poverty within the constitutional and legislative framework, and create an enabling environment for sustainable development. The Department further aims to deliver integrated, sustainable and quality services, in partnership with all those committed to building a caring society.

The Department has identified and committed itself to addressing the following key priorities: child and youth care; early childhood development; anti-substance abuse; food for all / zero hunger; and the protection and promotion of the rights of older people and people with disabilities.

Office Bearers/Management

Ms J Mashamba
Head of Department
Ms D Ramokgopa

Ms Joyce Mashamba
Head of Department:
Ms Daphne Ramokgopa
Mr T Rikhotso
Chief Directors:
Mr Desmond Mahopo (Integrated Community Development Services)
Ms B Mohale (Corporate Services)
Ms D Ramokgopa (Social Welfare Services)
Communications Officers:
Ms Moshupologo Mothotse (Director: Communications)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedQualifiedQualified
Total Final Appropriation1 625 1291 492 8131 382 1471 193 183
Actual Expenditure1 597 5341 470 0381 315 0011 191 502
Employee Compensation834 322762 643665 059576 615
Goods and Services231 823225 661242 206166 899
Capital Assets25 68834 89732 77678 441
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure1214 5206 22419 977
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure373 5154132 069
Posts Approved6 5404 8194 819784
Posts Filled2 8562 8722 640703
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