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DSD observes World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

30 July 2021

Today, Friday 30 July 2021, marks the observance of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Read More

Minister Fernandez visits social services sector COVID-19 vaccination site

29 July 2021

Today, Thursday 29 July 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, conducted an oversight visit at West EMS Pinelands COVID-19 vaccination site, which is one of seventeen sites around the province where members of the... Read More

3 more days left for social sector vaccinations

28 July 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is encouraging all members of the social service sector who qualify to be vaccinated to do so, before the vaccination rollout for the social development sector comes to an end on... Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes reinstatement of special R350 SRD COVID-19 grant

27 July 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the reinstatement of the special R350 COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant. Read More

Social sector vaccinations extended

25 July 2021

The vaccination rollout for the Social Development sector in the Western Cape, which includes the Early Childhood Development (ECD) workforce and social service professionals, has been extended to Friday, 30 July by the National Department of Social... Read More

Western Cape ready to vaccinate social development sector

19 July 2021

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is happy to confirm that the Western Cape Government is ready to rollout vaccinations in the social development sector in the province. Read More

UPDATE: Vaccinations at old age homes continue, 34 058 people vaccinated so far

7 July 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) continues to work closely with old age homes to ensure that their residents and staff receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Read More

NPO Help Desk Walk-In-Centre is closed under Alert Level 4 regulations

1 July 2021

In light of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of the shift in the COVID-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy to Alert Level 4, the NPO Help Desk situated at 7 Wale Street, Cape Town will be closed until further notice. Read More