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DSD welcomes donations and provides additional support to old age homes

30 June 2020

The Department of Social Development has ensured that 105 000 additional masks have reached various old age homes where the need is the greatest. This brings the total to 120 000 masks distributed to high risk groups, made possible by donations. Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes release of World Drug Report 2020

25 June 2020

The provincial Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez notes the findings in the World Drug Report released in Vienna, Austria today, and urges all those who need help with substance abuse to reach out to the Department. Read More

MEC Fernandez welcomes ECD preopening assessments

23 June 2020

The provincial Minister of Social Development Sharna Fernandez has welcomed the developments in the ECD and Partial Care sector, including the preopening self-assessment, but has called on the national department to commit to timeframes for the... Read More

Youth Café to launch online pilot

17 June 2020

In celebration of youth month, the Provincial Minister of Social Development welcomes a new pilot which will see the ongoing development of young people, while minimizing the risk of the spread of Covid 19. Read More

Minister Fernandez Observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

15 June 2020

In observing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development Sharna Fernandez calls on the whole of society to protect the rights and dignity of older persons, particularly in the context of Covid 19. Read More

DSD offers a basket of services to mitigate COVID-19 social challenges

10 June 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has remained steadfast in promoting social inclusion, reducing poverty and tackling many of the social ills present in the Western Cape in order to fully respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and... Read More

Additional support provided to Old Ages Homes amidst COVID-19 pandemic

8 June 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is providing additional support to residential facilities for older persons amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

Minister Fernandez calls on society to help in fight against child abuse

4 June 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is appealing to each and every resident across the province, to help us in the fight against the ongoing abuse, neglect and murder of our children. Read More

Minister Fernandez supports #WorldFosterDay campaign

1 June 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, supports the #worldfosterday campaign which sheds light on, and raises awareness about children in foster care. Read More