News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

MECs join NGO to donate to Gugulethu’s school girls and elderly

19 April 2017

Today, the Western Cape MEC for Social Development, Albert Fritz, accompanied by Education MEC, Debbie Schafer, joined NGO partner Al-Imdaad, to visit and make donations to a school and old age home in Gugulethu. Read More

Ministers and NGO to donate sanitary pads to Gugulethu school-girls

18 April 2017

Tomorrow, as part of outreach efforts, the Western Cape Ministers of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, Education, Debbie Schafer, and Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will join NGO partner, Al-Imdaad, to handover 200 packs of sanitary... Read More

Warrior Woman Business Brunch to be addressed by Minister Fritz

10 April 2017

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will deliver an address at the Warrior Woman Business Brunch. The Minister will focus his address on the spates of women and child abuse/violence, with the message that the violence in our society is a serious... Read More

Department condemns recent brutal attacks on women and children

5 April 2017

I strongly condemn the recent attacks on women and children in Cape Town. Read More

66 graduate from innovative substance abuse course

4 April 2017

Today, 66 community representatives who work in the fight against drug and alcohol abuse received their certificates after graduating from the innovative Substance Abuse Treatment Course at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Read More

66 specialist substance abuse graduates to be addressed by Minister Fritz at UWC

4 April 2017

Today, Minister Albert Fritz will address at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Community Engagement Substance Abuse graduation ceremony. Read More

MEC Fritz signs MOU with Saldanha Bay Municipality to boost service delivery

3 April 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has officially entered into an agreement with the Saldanha Bay Municipality to provide coordinated social services in Saldanha Bay and surrounding areas. Read More

Department to sign service MOU with Saldanha Bay Municipality

2 April 2017

Tomorrow (03 April 2017 ), Western Cape Social Development MEC, Adv. Albert Fritz, will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Mayor of Saldanha Bay, Cllr. Marius Koen. Read More

Budget Speech Vote 7 on Social Development

31 March 2017

[The following speech will be delivered by Minister Albert Fritz at Western Cape Provincial Parliament on Friday 31 March 2017, during his presentation of the Department of Social Development’s Budget Vote 7 for 2017/18.] Read More

2017/18 Budget Vote speech to be delivered by MEC Fritz

30 March 2017

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will deliver the Budget Vote 7 on Social Development for 2017/18 speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

Western Cape Government collaborates with SAHRC on Human Rights

30 March 2017

To conclude the Human Rights Month, the Western Cape Departments of Human Settlements and Social Development, together with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), publicly committed their plans to improve Human Rights for people with... Read More

25 young entrepreneurs showcase their businesses for Human Rights Day

21 March 2017

As part of Human Rights Day celebrations, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) in partnership with Community Chest, held the Human Rights Day Youth Business Expo and Family Day in Delft. Read More

Department to sign service MOU with Oudtshoorn Municipality

17 March 2017

Today, Western Cape Social Development MEC, Adv. Albert Fritz, will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Mayor of Oudtshoorn, Cllr. Colan Sylvester. Read More

Cape business people and CEOs to join MEC Fritz at Youth Business Expo

17 March 2017

On Monday, Minister Fritz will be joined by 10 top business people and captains of industry in touring the stands of 25 young entrepreneurs from across the province who will showcase their businesses at the Human Rights Day Business Expo and Family... Read More

Department staff and public intimidated by protesting workers

14 March 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) condemns the intimidation and unruly behaviour of NEHAWU members who disrupted services at our Metro South Regional Office this morning. Read More

Imizamo Yethu Fire: Department providing relief and trauma counselling

12 March 2017

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, will visit the scene of the devastating fire in Imizamo Yethu, outside Cape Town. Read More

MEC to seek answers on Social Grants crisis at national meeting tomorrow

6 March 2017

Western Cape MEC of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will tomorrow seek direct assurances from Minister Bathabile Dlamini, following the chaotic handling of the looming social grants payment deadline. Read More

1.5-million Western Cape SASSA grants beneficiaries face uncertainty

28 February 2017

I will be writing to the National Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, requesting urgent feedback on the emergency steps her office is taking to ensure the 1.5-million grant recipients in the Western Cape are paid come April 1st. Read More

Unannounced visit to GH Stark Old Age Home conducted by MEC

23 February 2017

Today, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, continued his older persons oversight visits campaign, paying an unannounced visit to the GH Stark Old Age Home in Hanover Park. Read More

Budget Speech: 17 million social grant beneficiaries want to hear good news

21 February 2017

As we gear up to listen to Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan deliver his 2017/18 Budget Speech, 17 million social grant recipients nationally, and nearly 1.5 million people in the Western Cape, are waiting to hear good news about their grant payments... Read More