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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

1.5-million Western Cape SASSA grants beneficiaries face uncertainty

28 February 2017

I will be writing to the National Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, requesting urgent feedback on the emergency steps her office is taking to ensure the 1.5-million grant recipients in the Western Cape are paid come April 1st. Read More

Unannounced visit to GH Stark Old Age Home conducted by MEC

23 February 2017

Today, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, continued his older persons oversight visits campaign, paying an unannounced visit to the GH Stark Old Age Home in Hanover Park. Read More

Budget Speech: 17 million social grant beneficiaries want to hear good news

21 February 2017

As we gear up to listen to Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan deliver his 2017/18 Budget Speech, 17 million social grant recipients nationally, and nearly 1.5 million people in the Western Cape, are waiting to hear good news about their grant payments... Read More

Stabbed 2 year-old: Department welcomes arrest of suspect

14 February 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) welcomes the arrest of the woman alleged to have stabbed her 2 year-old son in the neck. Read More

Departments Youth Excellence Awards winners start training programme

13 February 2017

Today, 21 organizations focused on youth development will begin the ABSA Emerging Business Management Course. The organizations were all previously honoured at last year’s Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards. Read More

Department to probe claims of child-abuse at Mannenberg ECD

10 February 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) will revisit the Jewel Educare, an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre in Mannenberg, with a police escort if needs be. Read More

DSD essential services to continue amid strike action

10 February 2017

The Department of Social Development notes the one day national industrial action by social services professionals set to take place on Friday, 10 February by NEHAWU and other trade unions. Services at DSD local offices may be affected. Read More