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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Department of Social Development takes no risks around Coronavirus

22 March 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is implementing emergency measures to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus on the social services sector. Read More

Closure of Early Childhood Development and Partial Care Centres

17 March 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and following the President’s announcement declaring a State of Disaster, an extraordinary decision was taken by the National Department of Social Development to close all Early Childhood Development and Partial... Read More

Minister visits funded shelters in recognition of International Women’s Day

9 March 2020

In recognition of International Women’s Day and in an effort to fight the ongoing scourge of violence against women and children in South Africa, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez visited DSD funded Shelters for women and children... Read More

Residential facilities for Older Persons must be registered

9 March 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is committed to ensuring, protecting and promoting the rights and wellbeing of older persons. All our elderly residents deserve to live a life with good health and dignity. Read More

MEC welcomes the provision of 6 Public Works properties to be used as shelters

4 March 2020

The MEC for Social Development in the Western Cape, Sharna Fernandez welcomes the announcement made earlier today by the National Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia De Lille, that six government-owned properties in the Western... Read More

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Lets fight the scourge of violence against women and children

2 March 2020

Every time a child is murdered, the entire community is affected. Right now, several of our communities are facing immense trauma. Assisting these communities during this difficult time is the Department of Social Development’s top priority. Read More

A full-spectrum of targeted services is key to tackling substance abuse/misuse

20 February 2020

Minister Fernandez conducted a site visit to Saltun Bahu facility and Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre yesterday, to highlight measures that promote social cohesion in high crime areas. Read More

Teen Suicide Prevention Week

11 February 2020

Today is the start of Teen Suicide Prevention Week, which runs from 11 to the 18th of February 2020. Read More

Minister Fernandez visits a registered ECD facility

6 February 2020

As part of the Department of Social Development (DSD) registration drive, Minister Fernandez v Read More

Collaboration needed to address Violence Against Women and Children

3 February 2020

On Friday, 31 January 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez led a stakeholder engagement with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and other key role-players namely, the National Department of Justice, the... Read More

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

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