December 03 2007 at 10:51AM
By Sibusiso Mboto
Prostitutes and street children wishing to change their lives for the better need only approach the social development department, MEC Meshack Radebe said last week.
Addressing a function in Pietermaritzburg on Friday, Radebe said there were many opportunities for the children and prostitutes to improve their lives.
Recently, the Provincial social development department received a R24-million windfall from its national counterpart, a move that Radebe said was an acknowledgement that KwaZulu-Natal was doing well in community outreach programmes.
He said that some street children who had been removed from streets in KwaZulu-Natal had successfully embarked on business ventures.
"They must knock on our doors and tell us of the help they need," he said.
Radebe said that while the intention was to reach a wider section of the community, funding continued to be a problem.
He said some of the trips he had undertaken overseas could yield better results in the future, with more donor funds for the department.