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DSD hosts Webinar on Promoting the Rights of Women with Disabilities

30 September 2020

Today, Wednesday 30 September 2020, the Western Cape Department of Social Development hosted a Webinar focusing on “Promoting the Rights of Women with Disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.”  The objective of the event  was to bring together... Read More

DSD commemorates International Day of Sign Languages

23 September 2020

Today, 23 September 2020, is recognized as International Day of Sign Languages. I would like to reflect and recognize the importance of sign languages in our province. Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes launch of Sanitary Dignity Project

22 September 2020

It is with great pleasure that the Provincial Department of Social Development (DSD) welcomes the official launch of the Sanitary Dignity Programme in the Western Cape.  Read More

DSD programmes crucial to restoring the human dignity of youth at risk

17 September 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez said, “In an effort to reduce all forms of violence in South African society, we all need to challenge the destructive and outdated expectations around manhood that are counter-... Read More

DSD commemorates World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is commemorating World Suicide Prevention Day today, 10 September 2020, to promote its commitment and action to prevent suicides.  Read More

UPDATE: 1505 recoveries across Old Age Homes

10 September 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) continues to monitor strict health and safety protocols across old age homes in the Province, to prevent the further spread of Covid-19. Read More

Minister Fernandez commemorates International FASD Awareness Day

9 September 2020

Today marks the 21st annual commemoration of International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day, and Provincial Minister of Social Development Sharna Fernandez encourages everyone to show their support by observing a minute’s... Read More

UPDATE: Increase in COVID-19 recoveries across Old Age Homes continue

2 September 2020

In recognising the vulnerability of older persons during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Social Development continues to monitor the infection rates at homes, whilst also working to ensure that the dignity and rights of older persons are... Read More

DSD remains committed to restoring the dignity of families in distress

1 September 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious threat to the well-being and dignity of many children and  their families due to challenges related to social disruption, such as financial insecurity, unemployment, caregiving challenges and other stressors... Read More