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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Speech by Minister Sharna Fernandez: Second Reading Appropiation Bill Debate

28 November 2019

·         Speaker ·         Honourable Premier ·         Cabinet colleagues and Leader of the Opposition ·         Honourable members of the Western Cape Parliament ·         Guest in the gallery today, fellow South Africans, Good Afternoon Read More

Minister Fernandez hails Graduation of 206 Women from Chrysalis Academy

23 November 2019

On Saturday, 23 November 2019, 206 young women, who hail from every corner of the province, graduated from Chrysalis Academy, Read More

President’s Youth Empowerment Awards: THEME: ‘Going above and beyond’

22 November 2019

Programme Director Ms. Adele Latchman, Mr Jaco Maree, Anton Paterson from Nedbank, the Senior Management All Trustees seated today, and my colleague from the City of Cape Town, Cllr/Dr. Zahid Badroodien. Read More

Speech by Minister Fernandez at the Chrysalis Graduation

22 November 2019

Good morning everyone Ladies and Gentlemen,   Read More

New school kitchen opened in commemoration of World Children’s Day

20 November 2019

In commemoration of World Children’s Day taking place tomorrow, 20 November 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez and the  Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, attended the official opening of... Read More

International Men’s Day – Min Fernandez highlights that "It starts with Boys"

18 November 2019

On November 19, International Men’s Day commemorates the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. The International theme adopted for this year is, “Making a difference for men and boys.” Read More

Chrysalis, Western Cape Government Take Stand Against GBV

12 November 2019

On Saturday 9 November 2019, the Western Cape Government, through the Western Cape on Wellness (WOW) and the Chrysalis Youth Academy, hosted a walk against gender-based violence. Read More

Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards Ceremony

8 November 2019

On Sunday, 10 November 2019, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, will be delivering a keynote address at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town. Read More

Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards Ceremony

8 November 2019

On Sunday, 10 November 2019, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, will be delivering a keynote address at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town. Read More

Cannabis, ‘Tik’, Alcohol and Heroin remain primary substances of use

6 November 2019

The latest Phase 45 report (2019) compiled by the South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU) reveals that in the Western Cape, the primary substances of use reported by 35 specialist treatment centres/programmes between the... Read More

Disability Rights Awareness Month 2019

4 November 2019

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) along with the rest of South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December. Read More

DSD strongly condemns armed robbery at Crossroads Youth Café

29 October 2019

A case of armed robbery has been registered at the Nyanga police station, and anyone with information is asked to report it to the police. Read More

DSD achieves 7th consecutive clean audit

23 October 2019

Today, 23 October 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, tabled the department’s annual report for the 2018/19 financial year at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. The Department has obtained a clean audit for... Read More

DSD to present annual report for the 2018/19 financial year

22 October 2019

On Wednesday, 23 October 2019, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, will be briefing the Standing Committee on the Development’s Annual Report for the 2018/19 financial year. Read More

Minister Fernandez urges society to make use of psycho-social support

16 October 2019

World Trauma Day observed on the 17th October 2019, emphasises the importance of preventing and addressing the impact of trauma on people’s lives. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), trauma is a major cause of death and disability... Read More

World Homeless Day: Minister Fernandez urges public to ‘Give Responsibly’

10 October 2019

In light of today being World Homeless Day, Minister Fernandez would like to urge the public to give responsibility. This includes donating money, food, clothes, toys, bedding, etc. Read More

Minister Fernandez calls for clarity on ECD migration

9 October 2019

Yesterday, 08 October the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez and the Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, attended an insightful dialogue around the migration of ECD services with organisations from Civil Society, officials from the... Read More

DSD commemorates the elderly in light of International Day of Older Persons

1 October 2019

Today, 1st of October 2019, is International Day of Older Persons.  The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) commemorates this day as part of Older Persons Week and Social Development Month. Read More

Minister calls upon society to help in the fight against Human trafficking

30 September 2019

Tomorrow is the start of Human Trafficking Awareness Week, which runs from 1st to the 7th of October 2019. Read More

DSD and partners solidify prevention and early intervention strategies

25 September 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, today engaged with experts in the field of Prevention and Early Intervention services from around the Province, in order to develop sustainable solutions to protect our children. Read More

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