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Update: Old Age Home Recoveries

23 December 2020

The number of residents who have recovered from Covid-19 in old age homes has increased to 1 792, and we remain encouraged by this. However, in the space of a week active infections among residents have more than doubled from 32 cases on 14 December... Read More

Help is available this festive season

21 December 2020

While the festive season is usually a time for family gatherings and celebrations, this period also brings with it distress for many, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and its recent resurgence. Read More

Update: Old Age Home Covid-19 Recoveries

17 December 2020

As the country experiences a resurgence in Covid-19 cases, the provincial Social Development Minister Sharna Fernandez has expressed concern over the rising number of infections at old age homes in the province. Read More

DSD launches #OneVoice campaign, survivors share their journeys

10 December 2020

Today marks the end of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, but it also signals the start of 365 Days of Activism and our continued commitment to addressing gender-based violence. Read More

DSD observes International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3 December 2020

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is observed on the 3 December to promote the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of social life. Read More

Minister welcomes launch of National Shelter Movement’s 24 Hour Helpline

1 December 2020

Today, Tuesday 1 December 2020, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez attende Read More