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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

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

Minister Fritz to Launch 12th Youth Café

11 April 2019

On 13 April 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be launching the Crossroads Youth Café in partnership with the City of Cape Town and Ikamva Labantwana Bethu. This will be the 12th Youth Café launched over the... Read More

Autism Awareness Month: Min Fritz calls on society to embrace Neurodiversity

5 April 2019

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, partnered with the City of Cape Town and Autism Western Cape to honour World Autism Awaren Read More

We cannot stop Fighting for Adoption

4 April 2019

We live in a society where most children do not enjoy the luxury of growing up in a household with at least one responsible parent. Most children in our country are raised by a single parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle. Read More

WC DSD Empowers Elderly Citizens

4 April 2019

Today, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, co-hosted the Senior Citizens’ Capacity Building event together with ward 48 at the Dulcie September Hall i Read More

Minister Fritz sends off SA Squad to Kung Fu Tournament

3 April 2019

Yesterday, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, Read More

Minister Fritz Condemns Violence against Children

3 April 2019

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, condemns violence against children in the strongest terms. Read More

MEC Fritz sends off SA Kung Fu Squad with Team Kits

2 April 2019

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development will be handing over team kits to the second South African Kung Fu Development Squad, who will be competing in Read More

MEC Fritz supports Artists on the Spectrum

2 April 2019

To honour World Autism Awareness Month, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, is partnering with Autism Western Cape to launch the April in Read More

Minister Fritz Delivers a Budget for Youth

27 March 2019

Today, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, delivered the speech for budget vote 7 to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

Minister Fritz to Deliver Social Development Budget Vote

26 March 2019

Tomorrow, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will deliver the speech for budget vote 7 to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Amongst others, this budget will focus on: Expanding Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs); Read More

Upholding the Dignity of Intellectually Disabled Persons

20 March 2019

As we commemorate both Human Rights Day and International Down-Syndrome Day, I would like to highlight the role of Government in ensuring the right to dignity for p Read More

Minister Fritz Launches 10th Youth Café in Uniondale

13 March 2019

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, launched the Province’s tenth Youth Café in Uniondale, in partnership with the Garden Route Di Read More

Minister Fritz to Launch Uniondale Youth Café

10 March 2019

On 13 March 2019, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be launching the Uniondale Youth Café in partnership with the Garden Route District Municipality and the George Local Municipality. Read More

Minister Fritz Commends Conquerors of GBV

7 March 2019

As we commemorate International Women’s Day, I would like to commend the many brave women who were once victims of gender-based violence (GBV) and abuse but who tod Read More

Minister Fritz Condemns Shooting Resulting in Death of 3 Year Old Boy

5 March 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, has condemned the shooting in Pook se Bos, Rylands, that resulted in the death of a t Read More

Minister Fritz Urges Parents to Practice Safe Internet Use with Children

1 March 2019

Amidst recent reports of the Momo challenge circulating on the internet; the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, is calling on parents to teach their chil Read More

Minister Fritz Calls for Business to Partner with WC DSD

28 February 2019

Today, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, awarded 14 handymen and drivers, from the Department’s facilities, for completing the Handyman Training pro Read More

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