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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Bonteheuwel Fire: Department rendering assistance & support to family

26 October 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is rendering psycho-social support and other assistance to the remaining family members of a Bonteheuwel family, where 6 members died in a fire. Read More

Annual Report 2015/16 - DSD improves services and receives third clean audit

21 October 2016

Today, 21 October 2016, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, tabled the department’s annual report for the 2015/16 financial year. Read More

Update: Substance Abuse Awareness Campaign

21 October 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is encouraged at the rising levels of engagement with our awareness campaign on social media and the mobi site. In total our substance abuse posts on Facebook have had 23 296 “engagements” in... Read More

5 year-old murder: DSD welcomes life sentence

19 October 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) welcomes the life sentence handed down to Bongani Dlamini in the Western Cape High Court today. Dlamini had been found guilty of the brutal murder of 5 year-old girl, Anovuyo Ndamase, from... Read More

Autism Expo: Department to partner with NGOs and expand services

14 October 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has committed itself to continue expanding services to people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other intellectual disabilities. Read More

Autism Expo to be addressed by Minister Fritz

13 October 2016

Tomorrow, provincial Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will address an Autism Expo, hosted by NGO Autism So What. Read More

International Day of the Girl Child: MEC hosts 24 disadvantaged Cape girls

11 October 2016

In commemoration of the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) today hosted 24 girls aged between 14 and 18 from disadvantaged communities all over Cape Town. Read More

24 girls to be hosted by MEC Fritz for International Day of the Girl Child

10 October 2016

Tomorrow, to mark the UN International Day of the Girl Child, provincial Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will host 24 girls from the communities of Gugulethu, Heideveld, Imizamo Yethu, Manenberg and Athlone for a motivational talk... Read More

Human Trafficking Awareness Week: MEC conducts shelter oversight visit

7 October 2016

As part of our ongoing commemoration of Human Trafficking Awareness Week, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, conducted an oversight visit to a shelter outside Cape Town which specializes in assisting victims of human... Read More

Human Trafficking Awareness Week: Department to continue fight against scourge

5 October 2016

As we observe the start of Human Trafficking Awareness Week, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) continues to warn the public, especially parents, to be extra vigilant. Read More

Social Development Month: DSD services doubled since 2009

5 October 2016

As we mark Social Development Month in October, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is proud to have doubled our provincial footprint. Read More