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SOCIAL SERVICES AND TRANSVERSAL
- Ensuring effective coordination of HIV, STI’s, TB and other social issues affecting the community including key population (women, children, disabled persons’ LGBTIQ, people living with Albinism, Orphans and Migrant population)
- Nkomazi Local Aids Council as an advocating structure coordinate HIV, STI’s and TB programmes and other related matters.
- Assisting Non-Profit organization dealing with HIV/AIDS and related issues in drafting funding proposal.
- Ensuring that Special Groups programmes are mainstreamed within the Municipal Business.
- The Special Groups focus was proclaimed the Presidency as the most vulnerable and historically disadvantaged individuals (women, Children Disabled Persons, Elderly and Youth. The mandate of the Government is to ensure that the above-mentioned Special departments for rendering services to the public
- Advocating for the implementation of special programmes
- Coordinating and Supporting awareness campaigns and community dialogues conducted by stakeholders in all 33 wards.
- Coordinating and Supporting Ward AIDS Council on HIV, STI’s and TB programs in all 33 wards.
- Coordinate and support school health programs on issues of HIV, STI’s, TB, Drug and substance abuse as well as addressing teenage pregnancy
- sexuality education in Q1 target was 70 but not achieved due to disengagement while in Q4 target was 44 and it was achieved, in other 2 quarters it was not planned for because of the school calendar.
There was poor performance on learners that benefited through core curricular activities/peer education / keeping girls in schools due to lack of funds.
- There was poor performance on Educator provided with care and support only performed on Q3 103 to target of 80. On Q1 not done due to disengagement, Q2 not planned due to Exams and Q4 not done due to COVID 19 lockdown regulations
- Learner and teacher materials distributed in Q1 30 achieved to target of 30, Q2 not planned for due to exams, Q3 distributed 5 and in Q4 not achieved due to COVI 19 lockdown regulations.
SOCIAL WORK SERVICES BACKGROUND
- With reference to the above-mentioned subject the following is the annual performance for the Social Worker for the year 2020/2021 financial year. The Social Worker for NKLM has a number of services that were performed in order to enhance the quality of life for all the people in the Nkomazi Municipality.
- During the previous financial year, the Social Worker has been engaging with a number of community members who had approached the Nkomazi Municipality with request to be assisted in terms of late registration of birth in order for them to be able to get identity documents and birth certificates.
- Nkomazi Municipality is bordering two neighboring countries namely Mozambique and Kingdom of eSwatini. This situation has brought about a number of challenges that are affecting Nkomazi Municipality.
- One of these challenges is the high number of undocumented persons who are residing within Nkomazi Municipality.
- The Municipality social worker has been interacting with the affected individuals and has assessed the people in order to assist them and to compiled a detailed report. The majority of the cases are South African born individuals with both or single parent being a South African Identity document holder, but the parents did not register their children at Home Affairs for various reasons.
- This resulted in these individuals being undocumented, in certain cases, the undocumented having given birth to babies who also become undocumented thus perpetrating the problem.