News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Women’s Month: Minister Fritz & Winde to announce Women Empowerment Initiative

10 August 2017

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, joined by the Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, will announce a groundbreaking women empowerment initiative. Read More

Women’s Day - Minister Fritz to host 150 Robertson women to address rural women

9 August 2017

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will host 150 women from Robertson and surrounding areas. Read More

Department intervenes in Cape Town human trafficking case

7 August 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has intervened in a case of a 22 year-old woman, who is suspected to be a victim of human trafficking in Cape Town. Read More

Department condemns alleged rape of 6 year-old Bonteheuwel girl

2 August 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has sent social workers to the family of a 6 year-old Bonteheuwel girl, who was allegedly raped by a 53 year-old man. Social workers will provide counselling to the victim, and ongoing psycho-... Read More

Department condemns murder of 5 year old Kaithlyn Wilson & will support family

1 August 2017

I condemn the murder of 5 year-old Kaithlyn Wilson from Bloedrivier, Riebeek West in the strongest terms possible. This is a tragic start to Women’s Month, and shines a spotlight on the dangers faced by women and the girl-child. Read More

Hanover Park Fire: Department to render assistance & support to family

31 July 2017

A team of social workers from the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has been dispatched to the remaining family members of a Hanover Park family, where 3 members died in a fire. Read More

URGENT ALERT: Today is the final day for funding applications from NPOs

31 July 2017

Today is the final day for NPOs to submit funding applications to the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) for the new 3-year funding cycle. Read More

Philippi Shack Fire: Department rendering assistance & support to family

27 July 2017

A team of social workers from the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has visited the remaining family members of a Philippi family, where 6 members died in a fire. Read More

Minister Fritz celebrates Bellville resident turning 100 years old

27 July 2017

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, joined the birthday celebrations of Mrs. Johanna February, who turned 100 years old yesterday. Read More

UWC workshop on tackling youth networks of gang violence opened by Min Fritz

19 July 2017

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, addressed delegates at the start of a 3 day workshop under the theme, “Promoting Inclusiveness in Addressing Youth Networks of Gang Violence in South Africa”, at the University of the... Read More

Mandela Day: Minister Fritz helps Grandwest and Rise Against Hunger

18 July 2017

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, commemorated Mandela Day by joining the Grandwest CSI team at the Rise Against Hunger charity event. Read More

Mandela Day - Minister Fritz to join Rise Against Hunger and other initiatives

17 July 2017

Tomorrow the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will join millions of South Africans in devoting 67 minutes in service of their fellow citizens, as we remember the spirit of former President Nelson Mandela. Read More

Last call for 2017 Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards nominations

17 July 2017

This is the last week to submit applications for the 2017 Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards to be hosted by the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD). The applications deadline is the 21 July 2017. Read More

Mandela Day - Minister Fritz to join Rise Against Hunger and other initiatives

17 July 2017

Tomorrow the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will join millions of South Africans in devoting 67 minutes in service of their fellow citizens, as we remember the spirit of former President Nelson Mandela. Read More

Western Cape DSD drastically reduces foster care backlog by 70%

14 July 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has made good progress in reducing the two-year backlog of foster care cases by 70% in the space of 5 months. Read More

Western Cape DSD drastically reduces foster care backlog by 70%

13 July 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has made good progress in reducing the two-year backlog of foster care cases by 70% in the space of 5 months. Read More

World Population Day: Department projects provincial population to grow to 7.3-m

12 July 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has developed comprehensive population projections for the province. This data helps government to plan for expanded services. Read More

Groot Brak River Youth Café launched by Department

2 July 2017

To conclude Youth Month commemorations, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) launched the Groot Brak River Youth Café. Read More

Groot Brak River Youth Cafe to be launched by Department

29 June 2017

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Department of Social Development will launch the Groot Brak Youth Café. Read More

Department calls for funding applications from Non-Profit Organizations

29 June 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has officially opened applications for funding for the new 3-year funding cycle. Read More