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Department of Social Development takes no risks around Coronavirus

22 March 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is implementing emergency measures to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus on the social services sector. Read More

Closure of Early Childhood Development and Partial Care Centres

17 March 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and following the President’s announcement declaring a State of Disaster, an extraordinary decision was taken by the National Department of Social Development to close all Early Childhood Development and Partial... Read More

Minister visits funded shelters in recognition of International Women’s Day

9 March 2020

In recognition of International Women’s Day and in an effort to fight the ongoing scourge of violence against women and children in South Africa, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez visited DSD funded Shelters for women and children... Read More

Residential facilities for Older Persons must be registered

9 March 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is committed to ensuring, protecting and promoting the rights and wellbeing of older persons. All our elderly residents deserve to live a life with good health and dignity. Read More

MEC welcomes the provision of 6 Public Works properties to be used as shelters

4 March 2020

The MEC for Social Development in the Western Cape, Sharna Fernandez welcomes the announcement made earlier today by the National Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia De Lille, that six government-owned properties in the Western... Read More

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Lets fight the scourge of violence against women and children

2 March 2020

Every time a child is murdered, the entire community is affected. Right now, several of our communities are facing immense trauma. Assisting these communities during this difficult time is the Department of Social Development’s top priority. Read More