News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Department welcomes the triple life sentence for child murderer

12 December 2017

The Department of Social Development welcomes the three life sentences handed down to Randy Tango, for the rape and murder of 11-year-old Stacha Arendse. Read More

16 Days of Activism: Department welcomes stiff sentences for child killer

8 December 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development welcomes the effective 18 year prison sentence handed down on child murderer, Anthea Kleynhans. Read More

16 Days of Activism: Min. joins corporates hosting a children’s charity event

7 December 2017

As part of our ongoing 16 Days of Activism commemorations, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, joined Grandwest CSI for a children’s Christmas party at the Baphumelele Children’s Home, in Khayelitsha. Read More

16 Days of Activism: MEC to join Sun International children’s charity event

6 December 2017

Tomorrow, as we continue to mark 16 Days of Activism campaign, the Western Cape Social Development Minister, Albert Fritz, will join the Sun International CSI team for a children’s charity event at the Baphumelele Children’s Home, in Khayelitsha. Read More

16 Days of Activism: Department hosts Gender-Based Violence Workshop

6 December 2017

As part of our ongoing 16 Days of Activism commemorations, the Western Cape Department of Social Development hosted a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Workshop, at its Metro South regional offices. Read More

16 Days of Activism: Department launches child-specialist Langa local office

4 December 2017

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, today launched the Department’s 37th local office, in Langa Township. Read More

16 Days of Activism: Department to host Gender-Based Violence Workshop

4 December 2017

Tomorrow, as part of our 16 Days of Activism campaign, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) will convene the Provincial Gender-Based Violence Workshop. Read More

16 Days of Activism: Department to host Gender-Based Violence Workshop

3 December 2017

As part of our 16 Days of Activism campaign, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) will host the Provincial Gender-Based Violence Workshop. Read More

DSD Langa local office with Child Therapy Room to be launched

3 December 2017

Tomorrow, as part of our 16 Days of Activism campaign, the Western Cape Social Development Minister, Albert Fritz, will launch the department’s Langa local office. Read More

International Day of Persons with Disability: Dept. renders services to 80 000

3 December 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development has marked International Day of Persons with Disability by continuing to render quality services. Read More

16 Days of Activism: MEC to take ECD health & well-being campaign to Ceres

1 December 2017

Tomorrow, in support of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women, the MEC Albert Fritz will join the Oppie Koppie Creche and the Vuya Foundation for a Christmas Party for 80 local children. Read More

Department hosts third annual DSD Youth Excellence Awards

29 November 2017

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, yesterday addressed more than 500 guests at the third annual Department of Social Development (DSD) Youth Excellence Awards. Read More

16 Days of Activism: Over R683-million to support women and children

27 November 2017

As we commemorate the national 16 Days of Activism against Violence on Women and Children, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is calling on citizens to take a stand against violence and abuse! Read More

Department to host 3rd annual Minister Youth Excellence Awards

27 November 2017

Tomorrow, the Department of Social Development will host the 3rd annual Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards. Read More

Western Cape Government supports Paxton Fielies

14 November 2017

The Western Cape Government is urging all residents of the province to back 16-year old Bishop Lavis local, and Idols finalist, Paxton Fielies, to win this year’s competition. Read More

SA Post Office and SASSA agreement cautiously welcomed by province

8 November 2017

I cautiously welcome news that the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) will come to an agreement on the payment of social grants. Read More

National Children’s Day: Over R650 million in DSD support for WC children

1 November 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has prioritized the development and protection of the province’s 1 739 425 children. Our Children and Families programme receives R651.5-million, which is the second largest funding allocation. Read More

Diep River Child Abuse: Department investigating matter & caring for child

31 October 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has referred allegations of sexual abuse of a 5-year old Diep River girl, to the South African Police Services (SAPS). Read More

Diep River Child Abuse: Department intervenes in alleged child sexual exploitati

27 October 2017

Child Protection social workers from the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) have acted to place a 5 year old Diep River girl into temporary safe care. Read More

MEC donates hygiene and dental care kits to ECD centre in Bonnievale

22 October 2017

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, donated 70 oral hygiene packs to 50 children at the Kapteinetjies Educare Centres, in Bonnievale (Cape Winelands region). Read More