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Minister Fernandez visits Saartjie Baartman centre for abused Women and Children

30 November 2020

In commemoration of 16 Days Of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children today, 30 November 2020, to gain... Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes signing of MoU for 6 New Shelters

26 November 2020

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez said, “I welcome the final signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the provincial Department of Social Development (DSD) and the National Department of Public Works... Read More

Minister Fernandez attends launch of Philisa Abafazi Bethu Family Centre

25 November 2020

Today, Wednesday, 25 November 2020, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, attended the official launch and opening of the Philisa Abafazi Bethu Family Centre in Retreat. Read More

Minister to attend official opening of the Philisa Abafazi Bethu Family Centre

24 November 2020

Tomorrow, Wednesday, 25 November 2020, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, will be attending the opening of the Philisa Abafazi Centre in Retreat.  Read More

Minister Fernandez calls on all men to be positive role models for the youth

19 November 2020

International Men's Day 2020 is observed annually on November 19, to create awareness about men's health Read More

Minister Fernandez urges Public to utilize Disability Day Care services

18 November 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, urges all children with disabilities to utilise the Day Care services offered by her Department and its Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) partners.   Read More

Promoting well-being of Children with Disabilities remains a key priority

10 November 2020

“As we continue to commemorate Disability Rights Awareness Month, let’s join hands as a society, to support and promote the social and emotional well-being of children and youth with disabilities. Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes 8th consecutive clean audit

5 November 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has obtained an unqualified audit with no material findings (clean audit) for the eighth consecutive year. Read More

UPDATE: Minister Fernandez calls for caution when visiting Old Age Homes

4 November 2020

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is calling on all residents to follow the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines upon visiting loved ones at old age homes, with the current number of positive cases in older persons... Read More

Minister welcomes the start of National Disability Rights Awareness Month

2 November 2020

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) along with the rest of South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December. Read More