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World Foster Day: WC DSD appeals to public to become a Foster Parent

31 May 2022

In commemoration of World Foster Day which is recognised annually on 31 May, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is appealing to residents who meet the criteria to consider becoming a Foster Parent. Read More

Minister Fernandez welcomes launch of National Child Protection Week

29 May 2022

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the official launch of the National Child Protection Week, which takes place from Sunday, 29 May to Sunday 5 June 2022. Read More

Minister Fernandez conducts oversight visit of Sanitary Dignity Project

27 May 2022

In observance of World Menstrual Hygiene Day taking place on Saturday, 28 May 2022, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, conducted an oversight visit to Salt River High School, which is one of the 223 schools... Read More

Help is available for caregivers of children struggling with drug addiction

24 May 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is calling upon all caregivers dealing with substance use disorders (SUDs) within their household, particularly when it involves their children, to seek support from the department. Read More

Community Nutritional Development Centres provide nutritional relief

19 May 2022

The damage the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to our socio-economic landscape has been severe and will be felt for some time to come. Read More

UPDATE: Gender Based Violence Command Centre Statistics for the Western Cape

11 May 2022

The number of cases referred to the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) by the Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC) is a serious cause for concern. Read More

Institutional Capacity-Building and Support available to NPO Sector

9 May 2022

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) wishes to alert those Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) that need Institutional Capacity-Building that support is available. Read More

Child and Youth Care Workers continue to restore dignity of youth at risk

5 May 2022

In the Western Cape, the work undertaken by Child and Youth Care Workers is situated in the provincial Department of Social Development’s (DSD) Social Crime Prevention and Support Programme, which aims to restore the human dignity of youth who are... Read More

International Child and Youth Care Workers’ Week: 3rd May- 6th May 2022

3 May 2022

In celebration of International Child and Youth Care Workers' Week, taking place from the 3 to 6  May 2022, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, wishes to acknowledge the ongoing commitment and dedication of each and... Read More