News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

Beaufort West local office to be launched by Minister Albert Fritz

17 April 2018

Tomorrow, Western Cape Social Development MEC Adv. Albert Fritz, will launch the department’s Beaufort West local office. Read More

25 youth participants to graduate from Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop

12 April 2018

Tomorrow, 25 youth participants who successfully completed the Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop in Robertson, will be honoured with a graduation ceremony. Read More

Department can assist parents struggling with drug-addicted children

11 April 2018

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) continues to call on parents dealing with substance abuse within the home, especially with Read More

Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop launched by Minister Fritz

9 April 2018

The Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop was officially launched today in Robertson by Western Cape Social Development MEC, Albert Fritz. Read More

Minister to launch Youth Entrepreneurship Expo in Robertson

9 April 2018

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development will launch the Youth Entrepreneurship Expo in Robertson. The MEC will be joined by the Langeberg Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr. Henry Jansen. Read More

Oudtshoorn Shelter for the Homeless launched by Minister Fritz

3 April 2018

The Oudtshoorn Shelter for the Homeless was officially launched today in the town’s centre by Western Cape Social Development MEC, Albert Fritz. The MEC was joined by Oudtshoorn Executive Mayor, Cllr. Colan Sylvester. Read More

Minister to launch new Oudtshoorn Shelter for Homeless people

3 April 2018

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will launch the Oudtshoorn Shelter for Homeless people. The MEC will be joined by Oudtshoorn Executive Mayor, Cllr. Colan Sylvester. Read More

SASSA R10 bank charge: The poor shouldn’t pay for SASSA mistakes

29 March 2018

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) condemns the fleecing of R10 in bank charges from the Read More

MEC Fritz delivers 2018 Social Development Budget Vote Speech

28 March 2018

Budget Speech Vote 7 on Social Development Read More

2018/19 Social Development budget speech to be delivered by MEC Albert Fritz

27 March 2018

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will deliver the Budget Vote 7 on Social Development for 2018/19 speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

“Jintoe” sex list saga: Department to assist cyber-bullying victims

27 March 2018

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) will intervene, and render psycho-social counselling support to the 31 children mentioned i Read More

DSD to expand own services in Lavender Hill area and surrounds

15 March 2018

The Department of Social Development will from 1 April 2018 render all child care and protection services, previously provided by the Cape Flats Development Association (CAFDA) from its Retreat local office. Read More

MEC launches ECD Hygiene & Drought Awareness Campaign

14 March 2018

Today, the Western Cape Social Development MEC, Albert Fritz, launched the Department’s ECD Hygiene & Drought Awareness Campaign by handing over 30 hygiene packs to the Teddy’s Den Creche in Rugby. Read More

Minister to launch Hygiene & Drought Awareness Campaign at ECDs

14 March 2018

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development will launch the Department’s ECD Hygiene & Drought campaign at the Teddy’s Den Crèche in Rugby, near Milnerton. Read More

MEC robbery case: Accused looks to enter plea agreement

12 March 2018

The armed robbery case involving the Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz has been postponed to April, after the accused indicated an intention to enter into a plea agreement. Read More

International Women’s Day: Break the cycle of violence & murder against women

8 March 2018

As we commemorate International Women’s Day, the Department calls on all women who are experiencing abuse to get help and report abuse. Read More

DSD Gugulethu office shut down by violent protest action

6 March 2018

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) condemns the violent behaviour of protesters who stormed our Gugulethu Local Office, and di Read More

MEC visits Theewaterskloof Dam with elderly residents and old age home NGOs

1 March 2018

Today, the Western Cape Social Development MEC, Albert Fritz, led a group of 60 elderly residents and managers of residential facilities (Old Age Homes) to the drou Read More

Minister to lead ‘Day Zero’ campaign with NGOs and elderly residents

27 February 2018

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development will lead a delegation of managers from registered NGO-run Old Age Homes and elderly residents, to view the extent of the effects of the drought on our dams. Read More

Velddrif Youth Café launched by Department

12 February 2018

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has launched the Velddrif Youth Café, the first of its kind in the West Coast region, and the 8th youth café provincially. Read More