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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

MEC Fritz engages West Coast youth, announces Saldanha Bay Youth Café

30 August 2017

The Western Cape MEC of Social Development, Albert Fritz, joined by Saldanha Bay Municipality Mayor, Marius Koen, met with over 100 young people from Saldanha and surrounding towns on the West Coast. The visit forms part of an ongoing campaign to... Read More

Department launches EPWP initiative to combat Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

27 August 2017

Western Cape Social Development MEC, Albert Fritz, has launched a groundbreaking youth development initiative using the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP), to boost the fight against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the West Coast area. Read More

Goodwood Neonaticide: Department condemns brutal murder of newborn

25 August 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) will assist the police in their investigation of an neonaticide (intentional killing of a baby within first 28 days of life), after the body of a newborn baby was found in a plastic bag and... Read More

Women’s Month: MEC Fritz hosts 60 learners from Cape Flats schools

24 August 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD,) in partnership with Grandwest CSI, hosted 60 learners from Cape Flats schools for a dialogue session with top women achievers at the Grandwest Casino. Read More

Minister Fritz to address Vredendal Agri-Worker Sports Day

24 August 2017

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will address the 2017 Agri-Worker Sports Day event in Vredendal. Read More

Women’s Month - Minister Fritz to host 60 learners for young women’s engagement

22 August 2017

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will host 60 learners from 4 schools across Cape Town for a Women’s Month Learner Stakeholder Engagement. Read More

Women’s Month: MECs Fritz and Winde launch Women Empowerment collaboration

14 August 2017

As part of our ongoing commemoration of Women’s Month, the Western Cape Departments of Social Development (DSD) and Economic Opportunities (which incorporates the Departments of Economic Development & Tourism and Agriculture) have launched a... Read More

Women’s Month: Minister Fritz & Winde to announce Women Empowerment Initiative

10 August 2017

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, joined by the Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, will announce a groundbreaking women empowerment initiative. Read More

Women’s Day - Minister Fritz to host 150 Robertson women to address rural women

9 August 2017

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will host 150 women from Robertson and surrounding areas. Read More

Department intervenes in Cape Town human trafficking case

7 August 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has intervened in a case of a 22 year-old woman, who is suspected to be a victim of human trafficking in Cape Town. Read More

Department condemns alleged rape of 6 year-old Bonteheuwel girl

2 August 2017

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has sent social workers to the family of a 6 year-old Bonteheuwel girl, who was allegedly raped by a 53 year-old man. Social workers will provide counselling to the victim, and ongoing psycho-... Read More

Department condemns murder of 5 year old Kaithlyn Wilson & will support family

1 August 2017

I condemn the murder of 5 year-old Kaithlyn Wilson from Bloedrivier, Riebeek West in the strongest terms possible. This is a tragic start to Women’s Month, and shines a spotlight on the dangers faced by women and the girl-child. Read More