Authors: A G Rapoo & M M Tshiyoyo

Keyword: poverty, social grant, social protection, South Africa


Agenda 2063: A1, A3

In this article it is recommended that the DSD develops a strategy on alternative service delivery mechanisms to guide activities in the context of collaborative public management. This can be achieved using two alternatives: a policy splitting and a linear policy succession. Policy splitting is recommended to implement the Non-Profit Organisations Act, Act 71 of 1997, distinguishing between Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) requiring registration status to undertake NPO work, and NGOs collaborating with the DSD to deliver social welfare services. Linear policy succession implies replacing the Policy on Financial Awards to Service Providers with a new policy with the same purpose, but incorporating other elements required for the management of collaborative partnerships between the DSD and NGOs.