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HERITAGE DAY: Minister Fernandez launches Youth Café in Riversdale

24 September 2021

In commemoration of Heritage Day on Friday, 24 September 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, launched the Department of Social Developments twelfth Youth Café in Riversdale in partnership with the Hessequa... Read More

Minister Fernandez to launch Youth Café on Heritage Day

23 September 2021

In commemoration of Heritage Day on Friday 24 September 2021, Minister Sharna Fernandez will be launching the Riversdale Thusong Centre Youth Café. Read More

Minister Fernandez commemorates International Day of Sign Languages

23 September 2021

Today, 23 September 2021, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is commemorating International Day of Sign Languages to promote the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other individuals... Read More

Minister calls on National DSD to fast track ECD Employment Stimulus Relief Fund

21 September 2021

I am deeply concerned about the verification process that the National Department of Social Development has implemented for all Early Childhood Development Centres (ECD) that applied for the ECD Presidential Employment Stimulus Relief Fund. The... Read More

Essential services available for people with disabilities

13 September 2021

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) notes that essential services are available for people with disabilities, amidst President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on Sunday evening, 12 September 2021, that South Africa would move to... Read More

Minister Fernandez observes World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2021

Today, Friday, 10 September 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is observing World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) to create awareness that every person in society can play a role in suicide prevention. Read More

DSD commemorates International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Awareness Day

9 September 2021

Today, Thursday 9 September 2021, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, commemorated International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day by joining hands with the Foundation of Alcohol Related Research (... Read More

Evacuation of Vredelus Child and Youth Care Centre

7 September 2021

The Department of Social Development is assessing its short and long-term plans for the Vredelus Child and Youth Care Centre in Elsies River for girls who are in conflict with the law, after a group of armed men forced their way into the facility. Read More

Help protect our children: Sign up to be a Safety Parent

6 September 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children's nutrition, health, learning, and safety are far-reaching.  Read More