Gauteng social services in 'state of collapse' as social development delays paying subsidies

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Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu
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Social services in Gauteng are "in a state of collapse," according to Les Sanabria, chairperson of the Gauteng Welfare Social Services Development Forum.

Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) offering social services to communities across the province say they feel the pinch and cannot perform their duties because the provincial Department of Social Development (DSD) is delaying paying subsidies.

The department is still signing Service Level Agreements (SLA), resulting in vulnerable people in old-age homes, children's home, and disability centres suffering without any proper care. 

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