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Substance abuse services available for young learners amidst exams

26 October 2021

The Western Cape continues struggling against the rising tide of drug use, especially among the youth. Read More

ECD’s encouraged to register with DSD until migration to DBE is finalised

21 October 2021

We are aware that since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his intention to shift Early Childhood Development (ECD) functions from the Department of Social Development (DSD) to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) at national and provincial... Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Fernandez engage with Wynberg social workers

12 October 2021

Today, the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, and the Provincial Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited the Provincial Department of Social Development’s regional office in Wynberg. The visit follows World Mental Health Day... Read More

International Day of the Girl Child

11 October 2021

Today, Monday 11 October 2021, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) commemorates the International Day of the Girl Child and its theme, "Digital generation. Our generation." Read More

Minister Fernandez condemns all forms of violence against women

5 October 2021

I condemn in the strongest terms the ongoing violence and abuse taking place against women, in the Western Cape. Read More

Honouring Our Senior Citizens

1 October 2021

As we celebrate International Day for Older Persons, let’s use this opportunity to reflect on the value our seniors add to our province with their knowledge and experience, in their roles as volunteers in their communities, active participants in... Read More