Social development is more than just grants, says Lindiwe Zulu

Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu says communities need to be empowered about what social development is and the various functions they provide.

The Social Development Department launched its National Child Protection Week campaign this week. This year’s theme is 'Let us Protect All Children to Move South Africa Forward'.

Speaking to Joanne Joseph, Zulu says social development is about communities fixing areas where they live.

When we speak about social development, I hope people will stop thinking about social grants and that's it. It is way bigger than that.

Lindiwe Zulu, Minister - Social Development

READ: More adults now reporting childhood abuse cases

Ownership for child protection from me starts in the home, secondly in the streets and thirdly in the school where these children are sent.

Lindiwe Zulu, Minister - Social Development

Zulu says family structures have changed and this has had an impact on child protection.

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Today we see wrong happening, and we pass as if nothing is happening because we believe we can't be interfering legally and otherwise. We need to take a step back and look at ourselves as human beings first.

Lindiwe Zulu, Minister - Social Development

There is nothing as painful as a child who has been raped in the home and keeps quite because she fears that even her mother won't believe her.

Lindiwe Zulu, Minister - Social Development

Listen to the full interview below...


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