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Public encouraged to comment on the draft for washable, reusable sanitary towels

28 August 2019

The Western Cape Department of Social Development encourages the public to have their say on the DRAFT SOUTH AFRICAN STANDARD for the manufacture of washable, reusable sanitary towels. Read More

The Department moves forward with R23m Sanitary Dignity Project

20 August 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the progress being made by the Department of Social Development regarding the roll-out of the R23 million Sanitary Dignity Project to female learners across the Province. Read More

Minister to address stakeholders at The African Regional Child Trauma Conference

16 August 2019

On Monday, 19 August 2019, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, will be delivering a keynote address at the Cape Town City Hall. The theme of the event is “ Re-rooting Africa: Africa’s Routes to Preventing and Responding to Child... Read More

The Department is working to address the scourge of substance abuse

15 August 2019

The Western Cape Department of Social Development continues to be at the forefront of the fight against substance abuse, focusing on rendering -Early intervention, Inpatient treatment, Community based treatment, and aftercare services. Read More

Celebrating the colourful life of art

12 August 2019

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, It is indeed a privilege to be here this evening. First and foremost, I wish to pay tribute to all our fierce and wonderful women here, Happy Women’s day tomorrow. Read More

Minister Fernandez visits St. Anne’s Homes shelter for abused women and children

8 August 2019

Today, 8 August 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited the St. Anne's Homes in commemoration of Women’s Day taking place on the 9th of August. Read More

See the signs of Human trafficking, urges Western Cape Ministers

7 August 2019

In support of the A21 “Can You See Me” campaign, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz and the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez calls upon residents to familiarise themselves with the signs of human trafficking and how to... Read More