News and Speeches for Department of Social Development | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Delft community taking ownership of GBV solutions

26 April 2023

A successful engagement took place in Delft on Wednesday, 26 April 2023, between the Western Cape Department of Social Development (WCDSD), provincial Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen, the South African Police Services... Read More

Postbank going cardless a clueless solution

26 April 2023

Postbank’s latest media statement about “a new method of paying SASSA grants that doesn't require a physical card” is of great concern and demonstrates a disconnect between national government and the reality on the ground. Read More

Invitation to Delft Gender-Based Violence Activation Event

25 April 2023

Delft has become synonymous with crime in recent years, with the neighbourhood named as one of the gender-based violence (GBV) hotspots in the Western Cape. Read More

Drakenstein Municipality shows up against GBV

24 April 2023

The Western Cape Government is committed to ending the scourge of gender-based violence 365 days a year. As the lead minister for GBV in the province, Minister Sharna Fernandez believes it is important to raise awareness around the issue wherever... Read More

Concerns over SASSA gold card replacement plan

21 April 2023

The SASSA crisis continues to get progressively worse. Read More

Unpacking toxic masculinity in “Courageous Conversations”

18 April 2023

The first Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Courageous Conversations webinar for 2023 kicked off with the topic: “Understanding Toxic Masculinity.” Read More

Cape Agulhas Municipality shares Local Drug Action Committee success

17 April 2023

I was invited to a Substance Abuse Awareness program hosted by the Cape Agulhas Municipality and what I saw was impressive. Read More

Breaking stigmas on World Autism Awareness Day

3 April 2023

Today we observe World Autism Awareness Day, a day in which we raise awareness about autism and celebrate individuals who are on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Read More