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News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Minister to address stakeholders at The African Regional Child Trauma Conference

16 August 2019

On Monday, 19 August 2019, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, will be delivering a keynote address at the Cape Town City Hall. The theme of the event is “ Re-rooting Africa: Africa’s Routes to Preventing and Responding to Child... Read More

The Department is working to address the scourge of substance abuse

15 August 2019

The Western Cape Department of Social Development continues to be at the forefront of the fight against substance abuse, focusing on rendering -Early intervention, Inpatient treatment, Community based treatment, and aftercare services. Read More

Celebrating the colourful life of art

12 August 2019

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, It is indeed a privilege to be here this evening. First and foremost, I wish to pay tribute to all our fierce and wonderful women here, Happy Women’s day tomorrow. Read More

Minister Fernandez visits St. Anne’s Homes shelter for abused women and children

8 August 2019

Today, 8 August 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited the St. Anne's Homes in commemoration of Women’s Day taking place on the 9th of August. Read More

See the signs of Human trafficking, urges Western Cape Ministers

7 August 2019

In support of the A21 “Can You See Me” campaign, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz and the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez calls upon residents to familiarise themselves with the signs of human trafficking and how to... Read More

Working together to empower women and children through supporting shelters

31 July 2019

In support of International Human Trafficking Day that took place yesterday, the Minister of Social Developm Read More

Minister Fernandez launches Child Protection SMS Hotline #31022

29 July 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, visited the SA Children’s Home as part of the ongoing Child Protection campaign run by DSD. With a strong focus on children’s rights, an SMS hotline has been launched, where people can report... Read More

Western Cape Government bid farewell to SA Homeless Street Soccer World Cup team

23 July 2019

Last night, 23 July 2019, Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato, Ministers Anroux Marais and Sharna Fernandez officially bid farewell to the team representing South Africa at the 2019 Homeless Street Soccer World Cup.   Read More

Minister Fernandez SOPA Debate Speech

23 July 2019

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier and Cabinet Colleagues, Honourable Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Members, guest in the gallery, fellow South Africans Good Afternoon, Read More

DSD invests R 345, 428 to ECD sector over 2019/2020

19 July 2019

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first... Read More

Minister Fernandez Speech: 2nd Harvest nutritional ECD event in Wellington

17 July 2019

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, It is indeed and honour and a privilege to be here at this occasion. I wish to thank 2nd Harvest, outside the bill and all other stakeholders for the opportunity to address you this evening. Read More

Minister Fernandez Speech: 2nd Harvest nutritional ECD event in Wellington

17 July 2019

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, It is indeed and honour and a privilege to be here at this occasion. I wish to thank 2nd Harvest, outside the bill and all other stakeholders for the opportunity to address you this evening. Read More

DSD provides social assistance in light of alleged child neglect

17 July 2019

A video clip was recently circulated on social media depicting alleged neglect of small children. The community member who raised the alarm, and brought the case to the Department’s attention, feared for the safety and wellbeing of the children. Read More

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

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