The ICD has the responsibility to develop programmes and projects to improve the lives of children, the youth, and people with disabilities, women and the elderly.
In terms of the preamble of Section 152, Chapter 7 of the Constitution, Local Government has to meet the following objectives
Promote social and economic development.
Encourage the involvement of communities and community organisations in the matters of local government.
Section 153 of the Constitution states that:
"A municipality must structure and manage its administration, budgeting and planning processes to give priority to the basic needs of the community and to promote the social and economic development of the community."
Our integrated community development services are rendered through social research, community empowerment and capacity building, the indigent programme, and the establishment and coordination of projects in the community, which includes early childhood development in particular.
To empower communities to prosper through integrated development.
To empower communities to be able to identify, implement and sustain development programmes and projects.
Key areas of focus
Early childhood development.
Women and gender programmes.
Programmes for the disabled.
Programmes for the elderly.
Programmes for the indigent.
Support to non-government and community-based organisations.
Mainstreaming, monitoring and evaluating policies and strategies targeted at vulnerable groups, namely women, the youth, children, the disabled and the elderly.
Social workers also do counselling due to a demand for this service. The division works closely with non-government and community-based organisations on most of the projects and programmes. These organisations are also supported financially and offer training where required