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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

30 July 2020

As we observe World Day against Trafficking in Persons today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, would like to pay special tribute to the first responders to human trafficking. Read More

Min Fernandez welcomes the increase in Covid-19 recoveries across Old Age Home

29 July 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the increase in COVID 19 recoveries that have been reported across old age homes in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Fernandez urges public to use Provincial Disability-Desk

28 July 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is urging the public to make use of the Provincial Disability-Desk that resides in her Department. Read More

Missing child from Khayelitsha Min Fernandez calls on public to help with search

20 July 2020

A team of social workers from the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has visited the family of the missing 12-year-old, Lunamandla Sithonga, from Khayelitsha. Read More

DSD reprioritises R10.2 million for ECDs re-opening amidst COVID-19 pandemic

17 July 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) remains dedicated to providing child protection services for children and highlighting the importance of such services, in commemoration of Tata Madiba.  Read More

DSD offers services for people living with disabilities amidst COVID-19 pandemic

13 July 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has continued to prioritise delivering services to people living with disabilities, their families and/ or caregivers, and the communities in which they live, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

WC DSD prioritises safety of 12 000 essential workers during COVID-19 Lockdown

10 July 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has provided 12 000 essential workers with personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 lockdown. Read More

MEC Fernandez welcomes the court ruling for re-opening of ECDs

6 July 2020

The Provincial Minister of Social Development Sharna Fernandez notes and welcomes the North Gauteng High Court ruling stating that all private and NGO-run Early Childhood Development Centres may re-open immediately. Read More

MEC Fernandez appeals to National DSD to announce opening dates for ECDs

2 July 2020

The Provincial Minister of Social Development Sharna Fernandez calls on the National Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu to announce a reopening date for Early Childhood Development centres as a matter of urgency, and to finalise the much... Read More