The Deputy Minister of Social Development, Ms Maria Ntuli, will meet and interact with North West NPO sector through dialogues. Lack of funding and communication were previously highlighted as some of the challenges that affect the relationship between the NPO sector and the Department. Funding crisis has left many organisations collapsing while others are on the brink of collapse.
Since the NPO sector is in a good position to assist the Department of Social Development with delivery of quality services, the department realized that there is a need for dialogues with the aim of strengthening working relations. To date, the department hosted three provincial dialogues in Limpopo, Free State and Western Cape respectively.
Deputy Minister will interact with members of the NPO sector in the form of dialogues which will culminate into an all-inclusive national consultative summit. The summit will also be attended by other relevant stakeholders as well as critical role players later this year.
The Deputy Minister will be accompanied by MEC for Social Development, Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Mme Mosetsanagape Mokomele Mothibi.
The Media Programme:
Day 1 - Site Visit: 12 July 2012
Time and Venue: 9h00-10h00 Tshwaraganang Older Persons
10h00-11h0 Letsema le thata ka beng
11h00-11h30 Boipatong Secure Centre
11h30 13h00 Bosasa Secure Centre
11h30 13h00 Spesbona Organization (For people with Disabilities)
Day 2 - Provincial Dialogue 13 July 2012
Venue : Rustenburg Civic Centre
10h00 : Opening and Welcome
11h15 : Report back from District Dialogues
13h00-16h00 : Discussion and way forward
Members of the media are invited to cover the event.
RSVP: Mr Jaconia Kobue on 082 313 4673 or Mr Petrus Siko on 083 647 0668
Media Enquiries: Ms Lumka Oliphant on 083 4848 067