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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

MEC to visit Friends Care Centre

20 May 2010

The Provincial Minister for Social Development, Dr Ivan Meyer, will be conducting a site visit to the Friends Day Center. Read More

New Family Strengths Expo 2010

3 May 2010

The Western Cape Department of Social Development, in collaboration with other government departments and civil society organisations, will host 4 Family Strength Expo's across the Western Cape, as part of its celebration of the International Day... Read More

Media Alert- Social Work Programme of Excellence Declaration ceremony

29 March 2010

The Minister, of the Department of Social Development, Western Cape, Dr Ivan Meyer, invites you to attend the Professional Declaration Ceremony as part of the Social Work Programme of Excellence. Read More

Closure of Bonnytoun

11 March 2010

The Department of Social Development has a strategic mandate to fulfill. This being that we will contribute to the War on Crime, by reducing the number of trial awaiting youth through the expansion of diversion options, and strengthening substance... Read More

Media Alert: National and Provincial Ministers to address Social Issues

11 March 2010

Mrs Edna Molewa, National Minister for Social Development and the 9 MECs will tomorrow engage in site visits to round off their visit to the quarterly MINMEC meeting held in Cape Town. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Ivan Meyer to Handover Assistive Devices

11 March 2010

On Monday, March 15, 2010 the MEC for the Department of Social Development, Dr Ivan Meyer, will be handing over assistive devices to the needy communities of Beaufort West, Oudtshoorn and George. Read More

Ministerial Statement on Changes to Departmental Funding for NGOs and NPOs

11 February 2010

Statement by Minister Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Mec for Social Development Read More

Child Protection is Everyone's Business

21 June 2009

Dr Ivan Meyer, Minister of Social Development, has noted with grave concern the daily reports of acts of violence and abuse against children. These range from physical and mental abuse, to their kidnapping, rape and murder. Read More

World Population Day

5 July 2007

Statement on the Occasion of World Population Day 2007 by Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director, UNFPA World Population Day: 11 July 2007 Read More

Child Protection

11 September 2005

"We are deeply disturbed and shocked by the reports in the media detailing the disappearance of a number of children in the Western Cape over the past few weeks." In the last two weeks: Read More

Departmental Resource Centre will be officially launched

29 March 2005

On 8 April 2005 the Resource Centre of the Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation will be Read More

Department of Social Services & Poverty Alleviation Lead the Way in Social Capital Interchange

23 March 2005

The Department of Social Services and Poverty Alleviation (DSS & PA) hosted workshops on social capital at different venues in the Western Cape in the week of 14 to 18 February 2005.  Read More