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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Child Protection Week Dialogue to be hosted by Social Development Department

30 May 2017

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz will host the department’s flagship Child Protection Week Dialogue under the theme, “Child Protection is Everyone’s Business”. Read More

Minister Fritz & Premier Zille launch Child Protection Week

29 May 2017

As part of the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) Child Protection Week awareness initiatives, Minister for Social Development, Albert Fritz, and Premier Helen Zille today conducted a door-to-door in Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain. Read More

Child Protection Week door-to-door event in Mitchells Plain

29 May 2017

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz will officially launch the departments Child Protection Week commemoration with a door-to-door awareness activity in Mitchells Plain. Read More

Child Protection Week – week planner

26 May 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development will be commemorating national Child Protection Week with a series of events under the theme, “Child Protection is Everyone’s Business”. Read More

Visiting Flemish Minister to tour Youth Café with MEC Fritz

25 May 2017

Today, the Flemish (Belgium) Minister for Culture, Media, Youth and Brussels Affairs, Sven Gatz, will join Social Development MEC, Albert Fritz, on a tour of the innovative and groundbreaking SOZO Youth Cafe. Read More

DSD condemns murder of Courtney Pieters & will support family through grief

15 May 2017

I condemn the murder of 3 year-old Courtney Pieters from Elsies River, Cape Town in the strongest terms possible. The child was reported missing earlier in the month, and tragically her concealed body was found last weekend near her home. Read More

International Day of Families: Dept initiatives support parents and children

15 May 2017

As we commemorate Mother’s Day and International Day of Families (tomorrow), the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) remains committed to rolling out services that strengthen and build resilience within families in the province. Read More

Department to render support to family of missing Elsies River 3 year-old

8 May 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has dispatched a social work team from the Elsies River local office to render support and offer counselling to the distraught mother of missing toddler, Courtney Peters. Read More

Department launches EPWP partnership with FASfacts

7 May 2017

Western Cape Social Development MEC, Albert Fritz, launched the groundbreaking EPWP ini Read More

MINISTERS TO PAY VISIT TO NEW FIVE STAR GREEN KHAYELITSHA SHARED SERVICES CENTRE

7 May 2017

Tomorrow, 8 May 2017, Western Cape Ministers of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, and Social Development, Adv Albert Fritz, will be conducting a site visit to the brand new “Five Star Gre Read More

MEC to launch EPWP initiative to combat Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in Hex River Val

4 May 2017

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will continue the fight against Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) by launching an Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) initiative in the Hex River Valley area. Read More

Department condemns murder of 4 year-old Khayelitsha girl

3 May 2017

I strongly condemn the murder of 4 year-old Iyapha Yamile from Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The child was reported missing on Sunday, and tragically her body was found a day later near a local informal settlement on Monday. Read More