News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Upholding the Dignity of Intellectually Disabled Persons

20 March 2019

As we commemorate both Human Rights Day and International Down-Syndrome Day, I would like to highlight the role of Government in ensuring the right to dignity for p Read More

Minister Fritz Launches 10th Youth Café in Uniondale

13 March 2019

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, launched the Province’s tenth Youth Café in Uniondale, in partnership with the Garden Route Di Read More

Minister Fritz to Launch Uniondale Youth Café

10 March 2019

On 13 March 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be launching the Uniondale Youth Café in partnership with the Garden Route District Municipality and the George Local Municipality. Read More

Minister Fritz Commends Conquerors of GBV

7 March 2019

As we commemorate International Women’s Day, I would like to commend the many brave women who were once victims of gender-based violence (GBV) and abuse but who tod Read More

Minister Fritz Condemns Shooting Resulting in Death of 3 Year Old Boy

5 March 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, has condemned the shooting in Pook se Bos, Rylands, that resulted in the death of a t Read More

Minister Fritz Urges Parents to Practice Safe Internet Use with Children

1 March 2019

Amidst recent reports of the Momo challenge circulating on the internet; the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, is calling on parents to teach their chil Read More

Minister Fritz Calls for Business to Partner with WC DSD

28 February 2019

Today, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, awarded 14 handymen and drivers, from the Department’s facilities, for completing the Handyman Training pro Read More

WC DSD Prides Itself on over 2000 NGO partners

27 February 2019

In light of International NGO day, I want to recognise the invaluable contributions of the Western Cape Department of Socia Read More

MEC Fritz condemns Children’s Amendment Bill

26 February 2019

On 25 February 2019, the South African Government Gazette listed the National Department of Social Development’s notice of intention to introdu Read More

MEC Fritz & Tim Noakes Host Nutrition Workshop for Under-Privileged Youths

20 February 2019

Today, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, hosted a workshop on eating to prevent chronic illness and increase productivity together with the Founder Read More

Minister Fritz calls on Province to #FindJenevaDiergal

19 February 2019

On 25 January 2019, Jeveva Diergal (8) went missing from her Aunt’s home in Klawer on the West Coast. The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, is calling on the Province to familiarise themselves with this case and #FindJenevaDiergal.   Read More

MEC Fritz & Tim Noakes to Host Nutrition Workshop for Under-Privileged Youths

18 February 2019

On Wednesday, 20 February 2019, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be hosting a workshop on healthy eating, nutrition and exercise together with Read More

Minister Fritz Calls on Businesses to Help Empower Youth

12 February 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, has partnered with IDConsulting to ensure that the Mitche Read More

Child protection must be a priority for us all

5 February 2019

In the past few weeks, there has been a number of child abuse cases reported to and responded to by the Western Cape Department of Social Development. Read More

WC DSD and Partners Combating Teen Addiction

30 January 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, commends the Mudita Foundation, a Western Cape Department of Social Development (WC DSD) funded NPO, for its great strides in providing high quality mental health care and substance abuse treatment... Read More

We cannot afford to put an end to adoptions

25 January 2019

I recently spoke with a concerned adoptive father regarding Sections 249 and 259 of the Amendment Bill for the Children’s Act of 2005 which will ensure that all fee Read More

Adoption Amendments Deny Opportunity to Most Vulnerable Children

22 January 2019

Families are the bedrock of any society and are the most important social unit in providing a nurturing and supportive environment for children to thrive and grow. Read More

MEC Fritz Commends Successful Family Restoration Project

22 January 2019

As we conclude the current financial year, I want acknowledge the outstanding work of the Western Cape Department of Social Development on the ‘Families At Risk’ pr Read More

MEC Fritz condemns amendments to adoptiive laws

22 January 2019

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, condemns the steam-rolling of recent amendments to Sections 249 and 259 of the Children’s Act of 2005 Read More

Let’s keep children safe over the holidays

19 December 2018

Over the December holidays, there are often cases of m Read More