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UPDATE: 32 502 COVID-19 vaccinations across old age homes in the Western Cape

30 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) can report that the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out programme continues to make steady progress at old age homes in the Western Cape. Read More

ECDs remain open under Alert Level 4

29 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) wishes to confirm that Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and partial care facilities will remain open, under the 14 days Adjusted Alert Level 4 Disaster Management Act regulations. Read More

Sharing the facts ahead of World Drug Day

25 June 2021

The Department of Social Development encourages members of the public to seek help and information from reputable sources and registered substance use treatment facilities, as this could assist with saving and changing lives. Read More

UPDATE: 29 902 COVID-19 vaccinations across old age homes in the Western Cape

22 June 2021

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is pleased to report that the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out programme continues to make steady progress at old age homes in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape Government observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

15 June 2021

Today, 15 June 2021, is recognised as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This day is observed to raise awareness of the harm and distress deliberately caused against senior citizens in society.  Read More

Youth Month: Young people remain key to social development

10 June 2021

The month of June, Youth Month, has traditionally been associated with mass gatherings amongst young people in the form of dialogues, discussions, conferences and engagements, where Government and stakeholders bring together youth, from various... Read More

UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccination rollout programme at old age homes continues

7 June 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is pleased to report that the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out programme continues to make steady progress at old age homes in the Western Cape. Read More

Counselling and psycho-social support for vulnerable children

4 June 2021

Counselling and psycho-social support are hugely beneficial for both young children and adolescents. Both practices provide help and support to young children, who have experienced trauma, and those children who are experiencing a dysfunctional or... Read More

Child Protection Services for Children with Disabilities remain a priority

2 June 2021

As we continue to recognise Child Protection Week, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is reminding the public that her Department offers a basket of specialised child protection services for children with... Read More