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News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Join Children at Ratanga Junction

18 December 2013

Minister of Social Development Mr Albert Fritz, will join a group of disabled children at Ratanga Junction for a day of fun on 19 December 2013. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Launch Family Services Forum Today

22 November 2013

The Department of Social Development will officially launch the Western Cape's Family Services Forum on 22 November 2013. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Aid with Disaster Relief for Flood Victims

1 November 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be providing much needed disaster relief aid to victims of the recent floods in Sir Lowry’s Pass Village on Friday, 1 November 2013. Read More

Protect Our Children

31 October 2013

Children are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Hold Discussions on Caring For the Elderly

31 October 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be meeting a Swedish delegation on Thursday, 31 October for round table discussions about the challenges experienced in caring for the elderly. Read More

Early Childhood Development Centre Registration Drive Continues

28 October 2013

Minister Fritz encourages all Early Childhood Development Centres (ECD) owners to register their ECDs in order to receive the subsidy of R15 per child per day. Read More

Social Development Opportunities for Matriculants and Graduates

28 October 2013

Statement by Albert Fritz, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, encouraging students to apply for bursaries in the social work stream. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Speak at Crystal High School Valedictory Ceremony

18 October 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will today be addressing the matriculants at Crystal High School during their valedictory ceremony. Read More

Media Release: World Trauma Day

17 October 2013

17 October is World Trauma Day. Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be engaging in community dialogues with the residents and organisations in Manenberg. Read More

Media Alert: World Homeless Day

10 October 2013

World Homeless Day is observed on 10 October. Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be speaking at an event hosted by the City of Cape Town to focus on the plight of homeless people. Read More

International Day of Older Persons

1 October 2013

Today is International Day of Older Persons.  According to UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, by 2050, the number of older persons will be twice the number of children in developed countries, and the number of older persons in developing countries... Read More

Minister to Speak at Opening of New Drug Treatment Centre in Parkwood

12 September 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will today be speaking at the opening of a drug treatment centre in Parkwood. Read More

Minister to Hand Over Educational Toys and Books in Bloekombos

20 August 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will today be handing over a donation of educational toys and books to Kwanda Educare, an ECD (early childhood development) centre in Bloekombos. Read More

Child Neglect is Inexcusable

2 August 2013

Media Statement by Minister of Social Development Albert FritzI am saddened, and at the same time, angered by the discovery of the body of three-year old Olivia Voeght. Read More

Minister to Attend Substance Abuse Treatment Graduation Ceremony

23 July 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development Albert Fritz will today attend a certificate graduation ceremony at the University of the Western Cape, where ordinary citizens will receive certificates in substance abuse treatment. Read More

Minister to Launch LoveLife Youth Centre in Khayelitsha

19 July 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development Albert Fritz will today be launching a LoveLife youth centre in Khayelitsha.The Minister will deliver the keynote address around intergovernmental programmes and working together for holistic youth... Read More

Minister hands over educational toys and blankets for Mandela Day

19 July 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development Albert Fritz handed over educational toys and blankets to the Little Stars Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre in Ysterplaat on Mandela Day. Read More

Minister, Youth Make Sandwiches for the Needy

19 July 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development Albert Fritz joined high school learners from Malmesbury in making and distributing sandwiches to the primary school learners in the community. Read More

Minister Signs Agreement with Sea Harvest in Saldanha

19 July 2013

Western Cape Minister of Social Development Albert Fritz signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sea Harvest in Saldanha on 16 July 2013. Read More

President Zuma's Visit to Hangberg

21 June 2013

The Department of Social Development notes President Zuma’s visit today to the Western Cape Department of Social Development-funded outpatient drug treatment centre in Hout Bay. Read More