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DSD continues making progress in addressing Foster Care extensions backlog

29 October 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development continues to make progress in addressing the backlog in foster care order extensions. Presently,  a total of 35 835 children are in Foster Care in the Western Cape.   Read More

DSD waits on National Minister to sign MOU for 6 New Shelters

27 October 2020

Yesterday, 26 October 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, was accompanied by Executive Mayor of Oudtshoorn Municipality, Christiaan Macpherson, during an oversight visit to a shelter for victims of violence and... Read More

Help safeguard our children by becoming a safety parent

26 October 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is calling on members of the public to register to become a safety parent and help us in the fight to protect our children, by providing temporary places of safety. Read More

WORLD FOOD DAY: Minister Fernandez highlights importance of food security

16 October 2020

Today, 16 October 2020, marks the annual commemoration of World Food Day. The global theme for this year's World Food Day 2020 is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.” Read More

Minister welcomes steady increase in COVID-19 recoveries across Old Age Homes

14 October 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez (DSD) welcomes the steady increase in COVID-19 recoveries across old age homes in the Western Cape, with the current number of older persons in facilities infected now standing at... Read More

Homes for people with disabilities remain crucial to restoring dignity and hope

12 October 2020

In light of October being Social Development Month and with Disability Awareness Month fast approaching, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez said, “Providing assistance and support to the most vulnerable across our... Read More

World Homeless Day: Minister Fernandez urges public to Give Responsibly

9 October 2020

The Inaugural World Homeless Day was marked on the 10th of October 2010. Since its founding, World Homeless Day has been observed on every continent except Antarctica, in several dozen countries. Read More

DSD’s NPO Help Desk reopens

6 October 2020

The Department of Social Development is pleased to announce that its NPO Help Desk has reopened, and is ready to assist NPOs with their queries. Read More

Minister Fernandez calls for further clarity on ECD migration

5 October 2020

The Western Cape Government has yet to receive further information on the proposed migration of the Early Childhood Development sector from Provincial Departments of Social Development (DSD) to the Department of Basic Education (DBE), as announced... Read More

October is Social Development Month: International Day of Non-Violence

2 October 2020

The International Day of Non-Violence is observed annually on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes the start of Social Development Month

1 October 2020

Today, October 1, 2020, signals the start of Social Development Month.  During this month, the provincial Department of Social Development (DSD) will create further awareness about the Department’s core mandate as well as the services offered to... Read More