News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

MEC Fritz condemns Vredenburg protests

14 November 2018

The Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, condemns the threatening and illegal protests taking place in Vredenburg, whi Read More

Working Better Together to support orphaned children

12 November 2018

Today, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, is commemorating World Orphan Day. Read More

MEC Fritz opens Villiersdorp Youth Café

6 November 2018

Today, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, launched the Villiersdorp Youth Café, the 9th Read More

MEC Fritz to open Villiersdorp Youth Café

5 November 2018

Tomorrow, the Minister of Social Development (DSD) in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz,  will be launching its 9 Read More

Minister calls on WC to support fire victims

30 October 2018

The Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, conveys his deepest condolences to the family of the eight Karatara residents who lost their lives in a fire yesterday. The victims of the fire include two women, an unborn child... Read More

WC DSD supports fire victims in Overcome Heights

29 October 2018

The Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, conveys his deepest sympathies to those who have been displaced due to a fire that broke out on Thursday 25 October in the Overcome Heights informal settlement in Lavender Hills. Read More

DSD in WC supports fire victims and calls for caution

22 October 2018

The Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, conveys his deepest condolences to the family of Read More

Empowering Girl Child through skills development

11 October 2018

Today, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child and its theme, ‘With Her: A skilled GirlForce’.   Read More

SASSA’s striking staff disrupt Social Services and Grants

10 October 2018

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) condemns the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) for yet again disrupting the delivery of services and the distribution of social grants to millions of beneficiaries. Read More

SASSA’s striking staff disrupt Social Services and Grants

10 October 2018

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) condemns the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) for yet again disru Read More

DSD Annual Report 2017/18

9 October 2018

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, tabled the department’s annual report for the 2017/18 financial year. The Department has obtained a clean audit for the fifth consecutive year. Read More

Child Play Therapy Room launched at Malmesbury Local Office

25 September 2018

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, launched the innovative Child Play Therapy Room at the Malmesbury local office. Read More

FAS Awareness Day: Ministers conduct oversight visits in Atlantis

10 September 2018

The Western Cape Government marked Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day with an oversight visit in Atl Read More

Western Cape Government to mark FASD Awareness Day with visit in Atlantis

10 September 2018

Today, the Western Cape Ministers of Health, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, and Social Development, Albert Fritz, will conduct a joint oversight visit of facilities rendering services that treat and deal with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in... Read More

Minister to launch Milnerton VEP Forum

23 August 2018

Tomorrow, as part of ongoing Women’s Month commemorations and in line with our ongoing fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and human trafficking, Minister Albert Fritz will launch the Milnerton Local VEP Forum. Read More

Minister warns against FAS during Women’s Month celebration in Cederberg

17 August 2018

As part of ongoing Women’s Month commemorations, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz Read More

Minister to join Women’s Month celebrations hosted by Teddy’s Den Crèche

11 August 2018

Today, as part of ongoing Women’s Month celebrations, Minister Albert Fritz will join the Teddy’s Den Crèche to commemorate this important period. Read More

Minister donates blankets to poor elderly residents for Winter Campaign

10 August 2018

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, donated 150 blankets to elderly residents from Read More

Minister to donate 140 blankets to elderly residents as part of Winter Campaign

10 August 2018

Today, Minister Albert Fritz will continue the Departments ongoing Winter Campaign, by donating 140 blankets to elderly residents in Somerset West. The blankets are provided courtesy of the generosity of the Chinese business community in Cape Town. Read More