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Min. Fernandez calls on society to assist in our fight against substance abuse

26 June 2019

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) calls on society to assist in our fight against substance abuse, as we Read More

DSD Removes children from Al Noor Child and Youth Care Centre

12 June 2019

The Department of Social Development has removed 17 children from the Al Noor Child and Youth Care Centre in Woodstock after conducting a preliminary investigation into a number of serious complaints of alleged physical and sexual abuse at the... Read More

Minister Fernandez calls on residents to sign up to be ‘Safety Parents’

9 June 2019

As Child Protection week comes to an end, Social Development Minister, Sharna Fernandez, is calling on citizens to become more involved in ensuring children’s safety, 365 days a year, by enquiring about how to become safety parents.   Read More

Substance Abuse Certificate Ceremony Speech

7 June 2019

Good Morning All, Ladies and Gentlemen, And most importantly, our soon to be graduates of this programme, Read More

Child Protection Speech: Christ the Mediator Anglican Church

6 June 2019

Dames en Menere Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for having me here today. Before I start, may we please take a moment of silence for all of those children who have suffered or/and continue to suffer from abuse. Read More

DSD prepared for winter ahead

6 June 2019

After the recent heavy rains experienced, and cold weather setting in, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez says that the Department has been working tirelessly to ensure that winter readiness programmes are operational in each... Read More

Minister Fernandez calls on everyone to help fight against child violence

4 June 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the official launch of the National Child Protection Week taking place from 2-9 June 2019. Read More