News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

Minister Fritz Calls on Businesses to Help Empower Youth

12 February 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, has partnered with IDConsulting to ensure that the Mitche Read More

Child protection must be a priority for us all

5 February 2019

In the past few weeks, there has been a number of child abuse cases reported to and responded to by the Western Cape Department of Social Development. Read More

WC DSD and Partners Combating Teen Addiction

30 January 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, commends the Mudita Foundation, a Western Cape Department of Social Development (WC DSD) funded NPO, for its great strides in providing high quality mental health care and substance abuse treatment... Read More

We cannot afford to put an end to adoptions

25 January 2019

I recently spoke with a concerned adoptive father regarding Sections 249 and 259 of the Amendment Bill for the Children’s Act of 2005 which will ensure that all fee Read More

Adoption Amendments Deny Opportunity to Most Vulnerable Children

22 January 2019

Families are the bedrock of any society and are the most important social unit in providing a nurturing and supportive environment for children to thrive and grow. Read More

MEC Fritz condemns amendments to adoptiive laws

22 January 2019

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, condemns the steam-rolling of recent amendments to Sections 249 and 259 of the Children’s Act of 2005 Read More

MEC Fritz Commends Successful Family Restoration Project

22 January 2019

As we conclude the current financial year, I want acknowledge the outstanding work of the Western Cape Department of Social Development on the ‘Families At Risk’ pr Read More

Let’s keep children safe over the holidays

19 December 2018

Over the December holidays, there are often cases of m Read More

WC DSD Upskills Cape Flats Youth

11 December 2018

Today, at the I am Passion Youth Café in Mitchells Plain, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, briefed 78 young people on Expanded Public Works Read More

Child safety over the December holidays

10 December 2018

As many of us begin our summer holidays, it is essential that we prioritise the safety of our children. Every precaution must be taken to protect them when enjoying beach days, family braais, hikes, movie days at home, shopping and camping trips. Read More

Thembakazi: DSD WC’s story of hope

5 December 2018

As we come to the end of National Disability Rights Awareness Month, I want to commemorate the month with a story of ithemba, a story of hope. Read More

MEC Fritz to launch Girl Child Programme

4 December 2018

The Girl Child Project will kick off this week, 6 December, with a workshop to empower young girls who are currently in foster care. The programme aims to help young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their sense of confidence and their... Read More

Whole-of-Society needed to combat Gender Violence

28 November 2018

To commemorate #16DaysofActivism, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, visited the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children, Read More

MEC Fritz to visit Women’s Shelter

27 November 2018

Tomorrow, in light of 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, will be conducting an Read More

Amy Foundation: WC DSD to perform M&E today

22 November 2018

The Provincial Department of Social Development has received reports that the Amy Foundation has closed its offices from 20 November 2018 and that it will not be reop Read More

Let’s #GoBlue for Universal Children’s Day

20 November 2018

Today, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Read More

Ministers condemn shooting in Ravensmead

19 November 2018

The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, and the Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, today expressed their anger, following a gang-related shooting i Read More

Amy Foundation not excluded from compliance checks

16 November 2018

Today, it was reported in the Cape Argus that there are “allegations of abuse and financial mismanagement” against the CE Read More

MEC Fritz condemns Vredenburg protests

14 November 2018

The Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, condemns the threatening and illegal protests taking place in Vredenburg, whi Read More

Working Better Together to support orphaned children

12 November 2018

Today, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, is commemorating World Orphan Day. Read More