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  1. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Assistance Amendment Act, [No. 5 of 2010]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-09-15 | ZAF-2010-L-85626

    Amends the Social Assistance Act, 2004, so as to enable applicants and beneficiaries to apply to the Agency to reconsider its decision. Also further regulates appeals against decisions of the Agency and effects certain textual corrections.

  2. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations regarding grants and financial awards to welfare organisations and to persons in need of social relief of distress (R. 1233).

    Adoption: 2002-11-23 | Date of entry into force: 2001-12-01 | ZAF-2002-R-61144

    Made under Social Assistance Act 1992. Deals with various issues related to allocation of social grants, child support grants, foster child grants, and care-dependency grants. Inter alia regulates determination of income in respect of such grants.

  3. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Work Amendment Act, 1998 (No. 102).

    Adoption: 1998-11-19 | ZAF-1998-L-51655

    Amends the Social Work Act 1978 to establish the South African Council for Social Service Professions and professional boards for social service professionals.

  4. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations regarding the phasing out of maintenance grants in terms of the Social Assistance Act, 1992 (No. 59 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1998-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 1998-04-01 | ZAF-1998-R-50012

  5. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Welfare Laws Amendment Act, 1997 (No. 106 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-11-27 | ZAF-1997-L-49553

    Amends the Child Care Act (No. 74 of 1983) to broaden the categories of persons who may care for certain children apart from their parents for a period longer than 14 days. Amends the Social Assistance Act to provide for grants for aged persons, disabled persons, and war veterans; also provides for child-support grants, foster child grants, and care-dependency grants. Also substitutes provisions concerning the powers and duties of the Director-General with respect to investigations, application for grants, and penalties for misspending or false representation.

  6. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Housing Act, 1997 (No. 107 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-11-27 | ZAF-1997-L-49554

    Provides for the promotion of housing development and housing policy. Establishes a South African Housing Development Board, a housing data bank, provincial housing boards, and a South African Housing Fund. Abolishes the National Housing Board provided under the Housing Arrangements Act, 1993 (No. 155 of 1993). Repeals the Housing Act (No. 4 of 1966) and numerous other legislative texts.

  7. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Welfare Laws Amendment Act, 1996 (No. 106 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-11-12 | ZAF-1996-L-45821

    Inter alia, amends the Social Work Act 1978 to enlarge the membership of the South African Interim Council for Social Work; the Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependency Act, 1992 to provide programmes regarding the prevention and treatment of drug dependency; and the Social Assistance Act, 1992, so as to broaden the activities in respect of which financial awards may be made to any activity in the field of developmental social welfare services.

  8. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Legal Aid Amendment Act, 1996 (No. 20 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-04-10 | ZAF-1996-L-44228

    Amends Legal Aid Act, 1969, inter alia amplifying powers of the Legal Aid Board.

  9. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations regarding grants, social relief of distress and financial awards in terms of the Social Assistance Act, 1992 (No. R. 373).

    Adoption: 1996-03-01 | ZAF-1996-R-43441

    Defines persons eligible to receive social grant benefits, including disabled persons, full-time students under the age of 21, and single parents. Also defines persons eligible for social relief or distress benefits. Specifies application and payment procedures for benefits.

  10. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations made under the Social Work Act, 1978: Amendment (No. R. 1655).

    Adoption: 1995-10-27 | ZAF-1995-R-43436

    Amends provisions of the Regulations published by Government Notice No. R. 698 of 3 April 1981 relating to elections within the Council for Social Work.

  11. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Work Amendment Act, 1995 (No. 52 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-09-28 | ZAF-1995-L-43431

    Amends the Social Work Act 1978, providing for the establishment of the South African Interim Council for Social Work, and at the same time the abolishment of the South African Council for Social Work.

  12. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Aged Persons Amendment Act, 1994 (No. 44 of 1994) (No. 2119 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-11-25 | ZAF-1994-L-40048

    Amends the Aged Persons Act, 1967, inter alia, by regulating the registration of homes for the aged and by repealing certain discriminatory provisions.

  13. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Assistance Amendment Act, 1994 (No. 45 of 1994) (No. 2120 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-11-25 | ZAF-1994-L-40049

    Amends the Social Assistance Act, 1992 by further regulating the making of grants and financial awards to certain persons and bodies.

  14. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Housing Arrangements Act, 1993 (No. 155 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 1993-10-01 | ZAF-1993-L-35111

    Establishes a National Housing Board and Regional Housing Boards while abolishing the National Housing Commission. Regulates the administration of certain funds, and provides for consequential amendments and repeals of related legislation.

  15. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Health and Welfare Matters Amendment Act, 1993 (No. 118 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-07-09 | Date of entry into force: 1992-11-07 | ZAF-1993-L-34698

    Amends the Social Assistance Act to define certain expressions and to provide that grants may be paid in respect of care-dependent children.

  16. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Work Amendment Act, 1993 (No. 22 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-02-26 | ZAF-1993-L-33042

    Provides for the conducting of certain examinations by the South African Council for Social Work, and provides for an additional penalty and for admissions of guilt in respect of unprofessional or improper conduct and related matters.

  17. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Assistance Act, 1992 (No. 59 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-04-26 | ZAF-1992-L-29992

    This Act provides for the granting of social assistance and financial awards to persons, national councils and welfare organizations and for related matters.

  18. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Housing Development Schemes for Retired Persons Act 1988. No. 65.

    Adoption: 1988-06-29 | ZAF-1988-L-6545

  19. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Government Notice No. R. 833. Central Statistical Service.

    Adoption: 1988-04-29 | ZAF-1988-M-6297

    Regulations regarding statistics on social, recreational and personal services (e.g. laundries, hairdressing establishments, etc.) issued under the Statistics Act 1976 (No. 66).

  20. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Abolition of Development Bodies Amendment Act 1988. No. 47.

    Adoption: 1988-04-29 | ZAF-1988-L-6298

    Amends the Abolition of Development Bodies Act 1986 so as to delete the requirement that certain bodies be abolished before a specific date, inter alia.

  21. South Africa - Social assistance and services - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Government Notice No. 1240: Re-establishment of Regional Welfare Boards.

    Adoption: 1987-06-05 | ZAF-1987-M-3830

    Establishes a regional welfare board for each region established under Government Notice No. 1239 of 5 June 1987 (ibid.), pursuant to the National Welfare Act 1978.


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