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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