News and Speeches for Department of Social Development | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Adjustment Budget Briefing

6 December 2011

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will tomorrow present his department's adjustment budget to parliament. Read More

Minister Fritz to lead a US delegation to Tenterden House

13 November 2011

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will tomorrow lead a US delegation of senators and representatives from the National Conference of State Legislatures on a visit to Tenterden House, a place of safety for vulnerable children... Read More

Minister steps in to help Rape Crisis

8 November 2011

Following the recent funding situation with Rape Crisis, my department has today met with the management and have committed to extending further support for the vital services they provide to rape survivors.Rape Crisis is one of nearly 2000 NGOs... Read More

Province Tackles Issue of Diversion Programmes for Young Offenders

15 October 2011

Media Statement by Albert Fritz, Minister of Social DevelopmentOn Friday last week I had a round table discussion with several role players within the criminal justice system to unpack the issue of diversion and how it is applied in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Seniors to Compete for Golden Games Medals

29 September 2011

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will deliver the keynote address at the Golden Games competition, where senior citizens from six regions across the province will compete in various track and field events. Read More

Scores Line Up for Chrysalis Academy Interviews

16 August 2011

Media Statement by Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development Read More

Stand up and be Counted: Census 2011

16 August 2011

Media Statement by Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development Read More

Corruption Has No Place in the Western Cape Government

26 July 2011

Media Statement by Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development Read More

Minister Fritz Distances Provincial Administration from Old Age Grant Non-Payment

19 July 2011

Media Statement by Albert Fritz, Minister of Social DevelopmentThe statement released by the ANC yesterday, blaming this administration and me in particular for failing to pay grants to older persons in Piketberg on Monday, is based on incorrect... Read More

Department of Social Development to Address Feeding Schemes' Maladministration Case

12 July 2011

An investigation by the Western Cape Provincial Government's Forensic Investigation Unit (FIU) has found that Masibambane Community Gardening and Nutrition Project as well as the Great Commission Minister's Network are in breach of several of its... Read More

Department of Social Development Will Monitor Progress at Ekuphumleni Old Age Home

4 July 2011

The Department of Social Development is closely monitoring Ekuphumleni Old Age Home in Gugulethu to ensure that all residents are appropriately cared for and protected. Read More

Minister Fritz: Update on Building Blocks Investigation

14 June 2011

Statement by Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz Read More

Media Alert: Minister De Lille Launches Three-Day Family Expo in Gugulethu

11 May 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, will tomorrow, Friday, 13 May, launch the Department's three-day Family Expo in Gugulethu. Read More

Minister De Lille Extends Condolences on the Tragic Death of SABC's Kgomotso Sebetso

8 May 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, has extended her heartfelt condolences to the family of Kgomotso Sebetso, the SABC journalist that passed away this morning after a car crash last night. Read More

Minister Patricia De Lille Wants Answers on Philippi Fire that Killed Two Toddlers

8 May 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, says that claims suggesting that Endinako and Lihle Fambane, who were two and three years old respectively, were victims of arson are extremely disturbing. Read More

Media Alert: Minister De Lille Visits Masiphumelele to Assess Relief Progress

5 May 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, will today (Friday, 6 May) visit the scene of the devastating fire in Masiphumelele.Since the Minister's first visit on Monday, the Department has provided close to 50 000... Read More

Minister De Lille "Extremely Frustrated" over Spike in Child Neglect Cases

25 April 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, says she is "extremely frustrated that after calling on parents to properly supervise their kids over the weekend, the initial signs are that there has been an increase in... Read More

Holidays are a High-Risk Period for Children

20 April 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, has warned parents and guardians across the province that "children are more vulnerable to a number of risks, such as neglect, abuse, abduction and accidents, during holiday... Read More

Minister De Lille Dispatches Social Workers to Families Affected by Somerset West Fire

17 April 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, has cautioned communities in the Western Cape "to be vigilant during the last few weeks of the fire season". Read More

Minister De Lille Conveys Message of Hope to Mothers of Drug Addicts

13 April 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Minister for Social Development in the Western Cape, is "concerned about the growing sentiment amongst mothers of children with drug problems that they feel they need to resort to killing their children", and has urged them to... Read More

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