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Parents with children who struggle with drug-addiction urged to seek assistance

28 April 2021

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, calls on parents dealing with issues relating to substance abuse within the home, to seek assistance from her Department. Read More

Employment opportunities for Social Work Graduates remains a priority

23 April 2021

The Western Cape is leading the way in employing and developing graduate social workers. The provincial Department of Social Development has budgeted R20.91 million towards funding a maximum of 143 social work graduates. Read More

Old age homes urged to assist residents to register for the COVID-19 vaccination

22 April 2021

As South Africa prepares for Phase 2 of the vaccine roll out programme in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is urging all old age homes and service centers for the elderly to... Read More

ECDs urged to verify ECD Stimulus Employment Relief Fund applications

19 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is urging all Early Childhood Development programmes and services that applied for the ECD Employment Stimulus Relief Fund, to verify their details that have been captured on Government’s... Read More

DSD continues ahead with Sanitary Dignity Project

16 April 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has budgeted R 10. 5 million towards the Sanitary Dignity Project (SDP) for the 2021/22 financial year. Read More

SASSA UPDATE: Final report on lapsed Temporary Disability Grants

13 April 2021

On Monday 12 April 2021, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, met with SASSA regarding the nearly 53 000 Temporary Disability Grants (TDGs) and Care Dependency Grants that were suspended by the national agency, across... Read More