MEC Report NPO Summit - Department of Social Development

Report
GAUTENG
Department of Social Development
Presentation by:
MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza
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PURPOSE
To provide a feedback on the outcome
of District Dialogues, which culminated
in the hosting of the
Gauteng Provincial NPO Dialogue held
on 17 July 2012
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LEGISLATIVE MANDATE
NPO Definition:
• an organisation established for public purpose
• Prohibited from distributing income & property
amongst its members or Office Bearers.
• Sec 24 requires a register of all registered NPOs
• NPO Act: good governance, transparency &
accountability, spirit of co-operation & shared
responsibility
• PFM Act 1 of 1999 & Policy on Financial Awards
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SIZE & SCOPE - REGISTERED NPOS
• By end March 2012, a total of 85,248 registered
Nationally;
• Gauteng has 27,331 NPOs registered; and
• Gauteng represents 32% of the total NPOs
registered nationally
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REGISTRATION GROWTH
GP NPOs Registration over the Years (11%)
Growth rate over past 5 years
5000
3977
4000
3386
3353
3000
2000
1000
0
2241
2004
REGISTERED NPOS IN SOCIAL SERVICES…
Theme or Service
Child welfare, child services, day care
Youth services & youth welfare services
Services for the elderly
Services for Persons with Disabilities
Material assistance e.g. food, clothing, etc
Self-help and other personal social services
Family services
Income support and maintenance
Refugee assistance
Temporary shelters
Disaster/emergency prevention and control
Registered
7033
1306
570
472
330
267
225
48
62
57
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REGISTERED NPOS BY REGION
Registered NPOs per District Municipality
8801
7957
9000
8000
6190
7000
6000
5000
4000
3242
3000
1140
2000
1000
0
Sedibeng
West Rand
Ekurhuleni
City of
Johannesburg
City of
Tshwane
NPO FUNDING
• GDSD funds 2 025 NPOs to the tune of R
1,274,230 (billion)
• NPO Allocation constitutes 51.2% of the total
Departmental Allocation
NB. The shift towards NPOs is a clear
demonstration of the GDSD’s commitment to
support & adequately resource NPOs within
available means
Funded NPOs …
Sector
Treatment of Substance Abuse
Services to Older Persons
Services to People With Disabilities
Transfers ‘000’
R 44,675 m
R 157,125 m
Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation
R 68,840 m
Services to Children
Victim Empowerment
Services to families
HIV & AIDS
Sustainable Livelihoods
Youth
R 468,214 m
R 30,867 m
R 107,370 m
R 225,703 m
R 87,509 m
R 6,397 m
R 77,530 m
REGIONAL DIALOGUES IN GP
REGIONAL
Sedibeng Region
West Rand Region
Ekurhuleni Region
City of Johannesburg
Metropolitan
City of Tshwane
Metropolitan
DATE
27th June 2012
6th July 2012
11th July 2012
No OF
PARTICIPANTS
457
200
414
5th July 2012
217
11th July 2012
140
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HIGHLIGHTS
REGIONAL & PROV DIALOGUES
• Total participation during Prov. Dialogues: 1 428
• The dialogues were seen as being long-over-due
(highly appreciated & welcome)
Theme: Legislative Framework
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No legislation for people with disabilities
Non-functional boards
NPO office not accessible
Compliance to varying Municipality by-laws
Mushrooming of NPOs with same services
Complicated & not coordinated forms
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HIGHLIGHTS Cont …
Theme: 10 Point Plan
• Good policies and legislation in place.
• Govt has made progress (e.g. active ageing, rebuilding
families, HIV & AIDS, but there are challenges like:
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Lack of infrastructure for NPOs
Legislation like Children’s Act not easy to implement;
Lack of Social Workers and Psychologists in schools;
Participation of NPOs in strategic planning of government
minimal;
– Not enough services rendered to Non-SA citizens;
– High Social Work turn over in NPOs;
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Highlights Cont …
Theme: Resource Mobilization
• Policies & guidelines set by the Dept not NPO user friendly
(perceived as too rigid at times & not in all languages);
• Funding from the Department not equitable & adequate,
especially during times of donor funding shrinking;
• Lack of expertise in financial management & fundraising
• NPOs not transparent about donor funding
• NPOs in disadvantaged communities have limited means to
generate income & sustain programmes
• Delays in funds transfer affects NPOs functioning
• Salary disparity of Social Workers (NPOs & DSD)
• Employees in NPOs are poorly remunerated
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RECOMMENDATIONS
• Legislative Framework
– Conclude the development of the Disability legislation;
– Establish new dispensation for establishment & functioning
of Boards & coordinating structures in GP
– Intensify & strengthen NPO capacity, incl enhancing
governance capacity, training on PFMA, NPO management,
professional development , twinning & mentoring
– Building of relations between NPOs & GPG to be intensified
(currently led by Prov. Executive Council)
– Implementation of the Financial Awards Policy & its
implications to be outlined to NPOs
– Simplified guidelines incl application & reporting forms;
Recommendations cont ...
• Resource Mobilisation
– Institute NPO Sector involvement in Dept budget processes
– Dept to review the current funding model – incl addressing
equity & programme funding;
– Progressive increase in budget allocations (incl improving
conditions of service for professionals)
– DSD to avail expert support to NPOs: M & E and admin
capacity – not to police NPOs but support them (e.g.
Bookkeepers, administrator posts, etc)
– Facilitate CSI & facilitate donor funding (donor access for new,
rural & poor NPOs)
– DSD intervene in managing NPO relations with Municipalities
Recommendations cont ...
• Resource Mobilisation cont ...
– Expand the benefits of EPWP to NPOs, creating job
opportunities and exit of volunteers into decent jobs
– Progressively improve conditions of EPWP workers in
NPOs towards compliance to Ministerial Determination on
EPWP Workers
– Formalise Institutional Mechanisms: setting up a platform
for structured engagement (NPOs in GP & key Departments
incl Prov. Treasury)
– DSD to have MOU’s with other Departments with clear roles
and responsibilities, incl standardizing requirements for
funding;
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Recommendations cont ...
• 10 Point Plan
– Strengthen infrastructure development for the sector (incl
sector as part of human settlement agenda, allocation of
serviced land by municipalities, etc)
– Structured and continuous NPO engagement in defining
& re-defining the sector strategy and resource
appropriation
– Strengthen NPO service delivery capacity & ability to
expand – incl services to foreign nationals
– Expand the application of the retention strategy to NPOs
– to counter brain drain within NPOs
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The End!!!!!
Thank You!!!
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