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Minister Fernandez launches skills development centre at Vrygrond Youth Cafe

22 March 2022

Against the backdrop of Human Rights Day commemorated on Monday, 21 March 2022, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, launched a newly established skills development centre in partnership with the Sozo Foundation at the... Read More

UPDATE: Western Cape Government moves forward with ECD Migration

22 March 2022

With the shift of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) function from the Department of Social Development (DSD) to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) at national and provincial levels taking place on 1 April 2022, we are pleased with the steps... Read More

Service provider appointed to assist with ECD Stimulus Relief Fund payments

15 March 2022

 The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) welcomes the appointment of a service provider to assist with the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Stimulus Relief Fund payments to those eligib Read More

Minister Fernandez urges private frail care facilities to register with DSD

3 March 2022

All private residential facilities that have frail care units for older persons are required to be registered with the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD). Read More

Minister Fernandez condemns baby dumping, urges public to assist

1 March 2022

Against the backdrop of recent reports of babies being dumped, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, condemns such acts in the strongest terms, and wishes to alert the public that ‘dumping’ a baby is a criminal offence. Read More