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News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

Media Alert: MEC De Lille to Visit Matzikama Flood Affected Areas

15 December 2010

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Patricia De Lille will be visiting the Matzikama Municipal area on the West Coast tomorrow. (December 17, 2010) The area was hit by severe flooding, which displaced more than 250 people. Read More

MEC De Lille Reports Back To Kuyasa on Child Care and Protection Campaign

12 December 2010

During September this year, the Western Cape Province reeled in shock when a little girl was found wandering in the bushes in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha, after having been brutally raped. Read More

Minister Patricia De Lille Releases 16 Days of Activism Maintenance Campaign Statistics

12 December 2010

Minister Patricia De Lille Releases 16 Days Of Activism Maintenance Campaign Statistics At Press ConferenceMeasurable successes: Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille Launches Massive Roadblock Operation as Part Of '16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children'

8 December 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille will tomorrow morning launch a massive roadblock operation, involving a total of 176 roadblocks throughout the province, designed to track down alleged maintenance defaulters. Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille to Receive Memorandum on Domestic Violence from 900 Children at FAMSA March Tomorrow Morning

8 December 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille will tomorrow morning march with FAMSA and 900 grade 6 and 7 girls and boys from Keizergracht to Parliament.At Parliament the Minister will symbolically receive a memorandum on domestic violence from the... Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille to Hand out Christmas Gifts to Children at Tygerberg Hospital

8 December 2010

Minister of Social Development Patricia de Lille will be handing out Christmas presents, together with Santa Claus, to more than 300 children at Tygerberg Hospital tomorrow afternoon.A number of businesses have sponsored the event.Members of the... Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille's Anti-Corruption Announcement

1 December 2010

Minister of Social Development Patricia de Lille has temporarily delayed the process of payment to the 3 009 beneficiaries of the Emergency Relief Grant (ERG) for this year. Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille to Make Anti-Corruption Announcement at Press Conference Tomorrow

30 November 2010

Patricia de Lille, the Western Cape Minister for Social Development will tomorrow announce a full-scale investigation into alleged corruption in her Department's annual issuing of the 3000 Emergency Relief Grants. Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille Says Weekend Report that She Issued Instruction for 4 Children to be Removed from a Child Care Centre, is Based On 'Lies'

25 November 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille this morning phoned Eleanor Bester, the coordinator of Heaven's Nest, a child care organisation in Ottery, 'to set the record straight' over the circumstances surrounding reports that staffers from Child... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Patricia De Lille's Emergency Summit to be held in Provincial Government Auditorium on Monday

10 November 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille's Emergency Summit on baby dumping and murders will be held in the Provincial Government Building's Auditorium on Monday. Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille's Task Team Releases Results of Preliminary Ministerial Enquiry into James Restoration Home

10 November 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille has released the results of the Preliminary Ministerial Enquiry into conditions at James Restoration Home, two of whose patients, Ashley Haas and Brent Florence, were tragically swept out to sea on... Read More

MEC De Lille Announces Emergency Summit

1 November 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille has confirmed that the number of babies being abandoned in the Western Cape is on the increase, saying 'the Department is organising an Emergency Summit to find practical solutions to arrest the trend.' Read More

Statement by MEC De Lille: James Restoration Home is an Illegal Drug Rehabilitation Centre

26 October 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille says Ashley Haas and Brent Florence, the two men swept out to sea on Monday during a SABC Fokus shoot at the Wolfgat Nature Reserve, were residents of an illegal drug rehabilitation centre. Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille to Launch Department's Maiden Social Development Indaba

25 October 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille will be the keynote speaker at the Department's Indaba, which runs tomorrow and Wednesday, 26 and 27 October 2010. Read More

MEC De Lille Addresses Liquor Conference, on 'Impact of Alcohol Abuse' in Province

21 October 2010

Patricia de Lille, Western Cape Minister for Social Development, will be the keynote speaker on the second day of the Province's second Annual Liquor Conference. Read More

Media Alert: MEC De Lille To Address Khayelitsha Residents at OR Tambo Sports Complex Tomorrow Morning

19 October 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille, will tomorrow address the Khayelitsha community in the OR Tambo Sports Complex, about the progress of the Department's Community Nutrition and Development Centres (CNDCs) strategy for the area. Read More

MEC De Lille Releases Findings of Investigation Into Pinelands Partial Care Facility

17 October 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille, has today released the findings of a departmental investigation into the registration status of Aunty Dawn's Day Care (a Partial Care facility) in Pinelands. Read More

MEC Patricia De Lille's Challenge to Fathers after Baby Dumpings

14 October 2010

Minister Patricia de Lille has this morning challenged neglectful fathers in the Western Cape 'to restore their dignity by taking responsibility for their children.' Read More

MEC Patricia de Lille confirms department investigation into death of 5 month old baby at Pinelands Daycare centre

14 October 2010

Social Development Minister Patricia de Lille has ordered a departmental investigation into the death of a 5 month old baby at a Daycare centre in Pinelands. Read More

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