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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Working together to empower women and children through supporting shelters

31 July 2019

In support of International Human Trafficking Day that took place yesterday, the Minister of Social Developm Read More

Minister Fernandez launches Child Protection SMS Hotline #31022

29 July 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited the SA Children’s Home as part of the ongoing Child Protection campaign run by DSD. With a strong focus on children’s rights, an SMS hotline has been launched, where people can report... Read More

Minister Fernandez SOPA Debate Speech

23 July 2019

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier and Cabinet Colleagues, Honourable Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Members, guest in the gallery, fellow South Africans Good Afternoon, Read More

Western Cape Government bid farewell to SA Homeless Street Soccer World Cup team

23 July 2019

Last night, 23 July 2019, Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato, Ministers Anroux Marais and Sharna Fernandez officially bid farewell to the team representing South Africa at the 2019 Homeless Street Soccer World Cup.   Read More

DSD invests R 345, 428 to ECD sector over 2019/2020

19 July 2019

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first... Read More

Minister Fernandez Speech: 2nd Harvest nutritional ECD event in Wellington

17 July 2019

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, It is indeed and honour and a privilege to be here at this occasion. I wish to thank 2nd Harvest, outside the bill and all other stakeholders for the opportunity to address you this evening. Read More

Minister Fernandez Speech: 2nd Harvest nutritional ECD event in Wellington

17 July 2019

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, It is indeed and honour and a privilege to be here at this occasion. I wish to thank 2nd Harvest, outside the bill and all other stakeholders for the opportunity to address you this evening. Read More

DSD provides social assistance in light of alleged child neglect

17 July 2019

A video clip was recently circulated on social media depicting alleged neglect of small children. The community member who raised the alarm, and brought the case to the Department’s attention, feared for the safety and wellbeing of the children. Read More

World Population Day

10 July 2019

DSD seeks to raise awareness of population growth as forecast show an increase of 700 000 people over next 5 years. Read More

DSD warns the public about fraudulent letter of support

5 July 2019

The Department of Social Development would like to warn the public about fake letters of endorsement being distributed by the Al Noor Orphanage in Cape Town. Read More

Minister Fernandez calls on society to help in the fight against child abuse

2 July 2019

Minister Fernandez calls on society to help us in our fight against child abuse and neglect by reporting organisations who compromise or exploit vulnerable children in our Province. Read More