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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Media Release: National Government Undermines Province

20 June 2013

It is becoming very apparent that a pattern of interference is emerging on the part of the National Government, in matters over which the Provincial Government should have control. Read More

Government to "Unconference" with Young People on Youth Day

10 June 2013

June 16 has traditionally been associated with dialogues, discussions, conferences, or engagements with young people, where government gets young people together in a venue and talks to them about its plans to make life better for the leaders of... Read More

Child Protection Week – Don’t have Babies Until You’re Ready to be Parents

27 May 2013

Today marks the start of Child Protection Week. Read More

Minister Fritz to Speak at Launch of RLabs GROW Leadership Academy

14 May 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will speak at the launch of the GROW Leadership Academy at RLabs in Athlone. Read More

Media Alert: Release of Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Results

22 April 2013

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will host a media briefing where results from a recent survey on alcohol and drug abuse among young people will be presented. Read More

Media Alert: Social Development and Community Safety Budget Briefings

25 March 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz and Community Safety Minister Dan Plato, will hold a media briefing on 26 March 2013, to highlight the key elements of their budgets for the 2013/2014 financial year, which will be tabled in... Read More

Support Kicks in After the Kayamandi Fire Disaster

17 March 2013

On 16 March 2013 the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Mr Albert Fritz visited the Kayamandi Community in Stellenbosch, in the aftermath of the devastating fire that left thousands of people homeless and destitute. Read More

Pensioners Forced to Spend their Grants at Certain Shops

4 March 2013

Statement by Albert Fritz, Minister of Social DevelopmentIt has been brought to my attention that pensioners withdrawing their monthly grants at supermarket till points are subjected to minimum purchase conditions. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Hand Over R1.3 Million to Rape Crisis

27 February 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be handing over a cheque for R1.3 million to Rape Crisis Cape Town on Thursday 28 February 2013. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Attend Valentine’s Event for Seniors

14 February 2013

On Thursday, 14 February, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be addressing a group of nearly 400 seniors at a Valentine’s event in their honour. They will be entertained with a full programme and surprise treats. Read More

Sexual Violence is Everyone's Concern

12 February 2013

The recent spate of rapes and murders across the province has jolted our nation and we are all called upon to join hands in addressing the problem. Read More

De-registration of NGOs Could put Service Delivery in Crisis

5 February 2013

The recent de-registration of approximately 60 000 Non-Governmental, Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisations by the South African Department of Social Development poses a serious risk to the provision of welfare services to the country’s most... Read More

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