News and Speeches for Department of Social Development

Minister Fritz Launches Directory of Services for Victims of Crime and Violence

7 August 2014

On 7 August 2014, Minister Fritz launched the Western Cape Directory of Services for Victims of Crime and Violence, in Mitchell’s Plain. Read More

The Beginning of a Better You

2 August 2014

Minister Fritz attended his last Graduation Ceremony as the Chair of the current board of Trustees of Chrysalis Academy. Read More

National Council of Provinces Debate on Budget Vote 19 – Social Development

23 July 2014

Minister Albert Fritz, addressed the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on 23 July to outline objectives for the Western Cape Department of Social Development. Read More

Minister Fritz Launches Second Youth Cafe

11 July 2014

[The following is an extract of the speech delivered by Minister Albert Fritz at the launch of the Western Cape’s second Youth Café in Vangate Mall, Athlone on 11 July 2014] Read More

Dove Club 50th Anniversary: A Beacon of Light to the Elderly

28 June 2014

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,I feel so privileged to be standing here in front of you today. The Dove Club is today celebrating a major milestone in its existence, and can I take this particular moment to thank Mr. G. Wakefield for having... Read More

Department of Social Development 2014/15 Budget Vote Speech

25 March 2014

Minister Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development delivered the 2014/15 budget vote speech at the Provincial Legislature. Read More

Department of Social Development Budget Speech 2013

26 March 2013

Honourable SpeakerPremier, Cabinet Colleagues and Members of this House,Leaders in Local Government,Community and Religious leaders,Representatives from our service delivery partners and other NGOsColleagues and friends,Citizens of the Western Cape Read More

Early Childhood Development – A Crucial Start to Success

23 October 2012

Good afternoon colleagues and thank you for affording me the opportunity to share some thoughts with you on the issue of Early Childhood Development (ECD). Before I start though, I want to commend all the award winners here today. Read More

Minister Fritz Addresses the AGM of Drug Counselling Centre

20 September 2012

Let me start by congratulating all the elected committee members. I commend you for availing yourselves and wish you well with your plans in the year ahead. Read More

Department of Social Development Budget Speech 2012

22 March 2012

Honourable Speaker, Premier, Cabinet Colleagues and Members of this House, Leaders in Local Government, Community and religious leaders, Representatives from our service delivery partners and other NGOs, Colleagues and friends, Citizens of the... Read More

Opening of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centre in Hout Bay

25 July 2011

Over the past five years, the Provincial Government of the Western Cape and the City of Cape Town have identified a sharp increase in social, public health and safety challenges in the Hangberg and greater Hout Bay area that are directly associated... Read More

Youth Development Should Translate into Economic Opportunities

15 June 2011

Today we remember the sacrifices made on this day in 1976. However, in order to truly commemorate Youth Day, it needs to be about more than just free food and t-shirts. Read More

Department of Social Development: Budget Speech 2011/2012 (Vote 7)

23 March 2011

Department of Social Development: Budget Speech 2011/2012 (Vote 7) Read More

Professional Declaration Ceremony for Graduated Social Workers

3 March 2011

It is a privilege to be here today to witness your Declaration Ceremony.I was filled with pride when I watched you take the pledge. Read More

Substance Abuse Speech

7 February 2011

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, members of the community. Read More

Speech to Early Childhood Development Students

6 February 2011

I would like to thank you for the invitation to speak to you today at the Academic Opening of your Gardens Campus.Studies show that Early Childhood Development is crucial in the development of a stable and well-adjusted adult. Read More

Speech Notes to Students Studying Early Childhood Development at the College of Cape Town

6 February 2011

I would like to thank you for the invitation to speak to you today at the Academic Opening of your Gardens Campus.Studies show that Early Childhood Development is crucial in the development of a stable and well-adjusted adult. Read More

Speech to the Fourth Pan African Burns Society Congress

6 February 2011

Good morning, I would like to thank Dr Elbie van der Merwe, the head of the Tygerberg Hospital Burns Unit and the Pan African Burns Society for inviting me to your 4th Congress. Read More

Minister De Lille Congratulates Social Work Graduates

24 January 2011

I would like to congratulate all of you today on graduating from your social work studies. Read More

Speech Notes: Report Back to Khayelitsha on Kuyasa Survey, and Launch of Holiday Programme for Youth

12 December 2010

I would like to thank you for coming here on this important occasion to engage with the Department of Social Development about the major challenges we face together.Just over two months ago I joined Department officials by going door-to-door in... Read More