Service delivery campaign goes to Diepsloot

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo will on Monday take government services to the people of Diepsloot as part of Public Service Month. 

A range of services, including those rendered by the Departments of Home Affairs, Labour, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and South African Post Office (SAPO) will be brought to the doorstep of the people. 

The mobile government services, which will be situated at Tanganani Open Space in Extension 3 in Diepsloot, will include processing applications for identity documents, birth and death certificates and other Home Affairs services; registration of grants by SASSA, registration of work seekers and enquiries on the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), and other government services relevant to the community. 

In a fully packed programme, Dlodlo is also expected to go on a door-to-door visit to various households in the vicinity to engage with some of the indigent families within the community. The families were identified through the work of community development workers (CDWs), social workers and the City of Johannesburg. Officials will determine how government can intervene to make their lives better. 

CDWs are a central link between government and communities. Their role is to foster partnerships between government, stakeholders and communities to ensure integration and coordination between services provided by government, as well as access to these services by communities. 

Dlodlo will also have a face-to-face engagement with the CDWs to emphasise the importance of their role in society. –