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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

World Population Day

10 July 2019

DSD seeks to raise awareness of population growth as forecast show an increase of 700 000 people over next 5 years. Read More

DSD warns the public about fraudulent letter of support

5 July 2019

The Department of Social Development would like to warn the public about fake letters of endorsement being distributed by the Al Noor Orphanage in Cape Town. Read More

Minister Fernandez calls on society to help in the fight against child abuse

2 July 2019

Minister Fernandez calls on society to help us in our fight against child abuse and neglect by reporting organisations who compromise or exploit vulnerable children in our Province. Read More

Min. Fernandez calls on society to assist in our fight against substance abuse

26 June 2019

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) calls on society to assist in our fight against substance abuse, as we Read More

DSD Removes children from Al Noor Child and Youth Care Centre

12 June 2019

The Department of Social Development has removed 17 children from the Al Noor Child and Youth Care Centre in Woodstock after conducting a preliminary investigation into a number of serious complaints of alleged physical and sexual abuse at the... Read More

Minister Fernandez calls on residents to sign up to be ‘Safety Parents’

9 June 2019

As Child Protection week comes to an end, Social Development Minister, Sharna Fernandez, is calling on citizens to become more involved in ensuring children’s safety, 365 days a year, by enquiring about how to become safety parents.   Read More

Substance Abuse Certificate Ceremony Speech

7 June 2019

Good Morning All, Ladies and Gentlemen, And most importantly, our soon to be graduates of this programme, Read More

Child Protection Speech: Christ the Mediator Anglican Church

6 June 2019

Dames en Menere Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for having me here today. Before I start, may we please take a moment of silence for all of those children who have suffered or/and continue to suffer from abuse. Read More

DSD prepared for winter ahead

6 June 2019

After the recent heavy rains experienced, and cold weather setting in, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez says that the Department has been working tirelessly to ensure that winter readiness programmes are operational in each... Read More

Minister Fernandez calls on everyone to help fight against child violence

4 June 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the official launch of the National Child Protection Week taking place from 2-9 June 2019. Read More

WC DSD supports World Foster Day

31 May 2019

The Department of Social Development supports the #WorldFosterDay campaign which sheds light on, and raises awareness about children in foster care, and urge Western Cape citizens to participate. World Foster Day is recognised on 31 May. Read More

Minister Fritz Launches 5th Child Play Therapy Room in Bredasdorp

26 April 2019

Today, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, launched the province’s fifth child play therapy ro Read More

Minister Fritz Launches 5th Child Play Therapy Room in Bredasdorp

26 April 2019

Today, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, launched the province’s fifth child play therapy ro Read More

Minister Fritz Celebrates Upliftment of Vulnerable People in Delft

25 April 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will speak at the Women’s Fellowship at Reconciliation Ministries, ahead of Mother’s day. Read More

Minister Fritz to Launch Bredasdorp Child Play Therapy Room

24 April 2019

On Friday, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz will be launching the province’s fourth child play therapy room and staff breastfeeding facility in Bredasdorp. This innovation aims to address greater societal issues pertaining to child... Read More

Let’s Keep Children Safe Over the Easter Break

16 April 2019

Over the Easter holidays, there are often cases of missing children, child Read More

Minister Fritz Launches 12th Youth Café in Crossroads

13 April 2019

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, launched the Province’s 12th Youth Café in Crossroads Philippi, in partnership with the City o Read More

Minister Fritz to support Youth Development Programme in Atlantis SEZ

13 April 2019

Today, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, together with Councillor Cynthia Clayton, visited Lesedi Skills Academy (LSA) based in the heart of the Atl Read More

MEC Fritz to Visit Youth Development Programme in Atlantis SEZ

11 April 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, together with the Minister of Economic Development, Beverley Schäfer, will be visiting the Lesedi Nuclear Services’ Skills Academy (LSA) based in the heart of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Read More

Minister Fritz calls on Citizens to Lobby against Anti-Adoption Bill

11 April 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, is calling on all NGOs, child care professionals and citizens interested in the wellbeing of vulnerable children to lobby against the third amendment Bill to the Children’s Act of 2005. Read More

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