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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Minister Fernandez urges ECD facilities to register educational programmes

27 January 2020

As part of its registration drive, the Western Cape Government’s Department of Social Development (DSD) is inviting all Early Childhood Development (ECD) facilities to register with the department. Read More

Minister Fernandez appeals to public regarding whereabouts of Kwahlelo Tiwane

20 January 2020

Minister Sharna Fernandez strongly condemns the kidnapping of Kwahlelo Tiwane, who was abducted on 16 January 2020 in Parow. The Department of Social Development (DSD) appeals to the public to assist the SAPS by providing any information about the... Read More

Min Fernandez-public to seek support in cases of matric-results disappointment.

8 January 2020

Completing secondary education, commonly referred to as high school, is a rite of passage. It involves a significant change of status in society. Passing matric is an important stepping-stone, for what future lies ahead for many adolescences.  Read More

DSD to investigate complaints- Beitun Nur Home for the Destitute in Schaapkraal.

7 January 2020

Urgent Notice from the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez. "I have received numerous calls and messages in response to a WhatsApp message that is circulating regarding the Beitun Nur Home for the Destitute in Schaapkraal. Read More

Min launches 365 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children

12 December 2019

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez launched 365 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. Read More

365 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children in the WC.

11 December 2019

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez launched 365 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. Read More

Speech by Minister Sharna Fernandez: Second Reading Appropiation Bill Debate

28 November 2019

·         Speaker ·         Honourable Premier ·         Cabinet colleagues and Leader of the Opposition ·         Honourable members of the Western Cape Parliament ·         Guest in the gallery today, fellow South Africans, Good Afternoon Read More

Minister Fernandez hails Graduation of 206 Women from Chrysalis Academy

23 November 2019

On Saturday, 23 November 2019, 206 young women, who hail from every corner of the province, graduated from Chrysalis Academy, Read More

President’s Youth Empowerment Awards: THEME: ‘Going above and beyond’

22 November 2019

Programme Director Ms. Adele Latchman, Mr Jaco Maree, Anton Paterson from Nedbank, the Senior Management All Trustees seated today, and my colleague from the City of Cape Town, Cllr/Dr. Zahid Badroodien. Read More

Speech by Minister Fernandez at the Chrysalis Graduation

22 November 2019

Good morning everyone Ladies and Gentlemen,   Read More

New school kitchen opened in commemoration of World Children’s Day

20 November 2019

In commemoration of World Children’s Day taking place tomorrow, 20 November 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez and the  Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, attended the official opening of... Read More

International Men’s Day – Min Fernandez highlights that "It starts with Boys"

18 November 2019

On November 19, International Men’s Day commemorates the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. The International theme adopted for this year is, “Making a difference for men and boys.” Read More

Chrysalis, Western Cape Government Take Stand Against GBV

12 November 2019

On Saturday 9 November 2019, the Western Cape Government, through the Western Cape on Wellness (WOW) and the Chrysalis Youth Academy, hosted a walk against gender-based violence. Read More

Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards Ceremony

8 November 2019

On Sunday, 10 November 2019, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, will be delivering a keynote address at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town. Read More

Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards Ceremony

8 November 2019

On Sunday, 10 November 2019, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, will be delivering a keynote address at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town. Read More

Cannabis, ‘Tik’, Alcohol and Heroin remain primary substances of use

6 November 2019

The latest Phase 45 report (2019) compiled by the South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU) reveals that in the Western Cape, the primary substances of use reported by 35 specialist treatment centres/programmes between the... Read More

Disability Rights Awareness Month 2019

4 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) along with the rest of South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December. Read More

DSD strongly condemns armed robbery at Crossroads Youth Café

29 October 2019

A case of armed robbery has been registered at the Nyanga police station, and anyone with information is asked to report it to the police. Read More

DSD achieves 7th consecutive clean audit

23 October 2019

Today, 23 October 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, tabled the department’s annual report for the 2018/19 financial year at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. The Department has obtained a clean audit for... Read More

DSD to present annual report for the 2018/19 financial year

22 October 2019

On Wednesday, 23 October 2019, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, will be briefing the Standing Committee on the Development’s Annual Report for the 2018/19 financial year. Read More

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