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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

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

Minister De Lille "Extremely Concerned" About Findings of Drug Use Amongst Mitchell's Plain Youth

4 April 2011

Patricia de Lille, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development says she is 'extremely concerned' about the findings of a recent survey into drug use amongst Mitchell's Plain youth. Read More