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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

W.C. DSD awaiting further details on President Ramaphosa’s social relief plan

23 April 2020

On 21 April 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a social and economic relief plan, which included additional relief for social distress through various mechanisms. Read More

Support for victims of abuse remains our priority during the lockdown

20 April 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) continues to provide support for victims of abuse during the lockdown. “While our country is in a period of lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, for some, isolating at home presents... Read More

Minister Fernandez requests greater collaboration between Nat, Prov & SASSA

15 April 2020

South Africa is facing an unprecedented crisis. The coronvirus pandemic is not only a threat to the lives of many people, but also to their livelihoods. Read More

DSD to increase reach in nutritional relief during Covid19 Pandemic

6 April 2020

The Department of Social Development (DSD) has made an additional R35 million available for food relief programmes from Provincial Treasury allocations, to widen our existing nutritional safety net to reach an extra estimated 215 520 beneficiaries... Read More