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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Teen Suicide Prevention Week

11 February 2020

Today is the start of Teen Suicide Prevention Week, which runs from 11 to the 18th of February 2020. Read More

Minister Fernandez visits a registered ECD facility

6 February 2020

As part of the Department of Social Development (DSD) registration drive, Minister Fernandez v Read More

Collaboration needed to address Violence Against Women and Children

3 February 2020

On Friday, 31 January 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez led a stakeholder engagement with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and other key role-players namely, the National Department of Justice, the... Read More

Minister Fernandez urges ECD facilities to register educational programmes

27 January 2020

As part of its registration drive, the Western Cape Government’s Department of Social Development (DSD) is inviting all Early Childhood Development (ECD) facilities to register with the department. Read More

Minister Fernandez appeals to public regarding whereabouts of Kwahlelo Tiwane

20 January 2020

Minister Sharna Fernandez strongly condemns the kidnapping of Kwahlelo Tiwane, who was abducted on 16 January 2020 in Parow. The Department of Social Development (DSD) appeals to the public to assist the SAPS by providing any information about the... Read More

Min Fernandez-public to seek support in cases of matric-results disappointment.

8 January 2020

Completing secondary education, commonly referred to as high school, is a rite of passage. It involves a significant change of status in society. Passing matric is an important stepping-stone, for what future lies ahead for many adolescences.  Read More

DSD to investigate complaints- Beitun Nur Home for the Destitute in Schaapkraal.

7 January 2020

Urgent Notice from the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez. "I have received numerous calls and messages in response to a WhatsApp message that is circulating regarding the Beitun Nur Home for the Destitute in Schaapkraal. Read More