News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

Department Helps Organisation Deliver 4 500 Food Donations to the Vulnerable

22 December 2014

The Western Cape Government's Department of Social Development donates food packages to the most vulnerable families in the province. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to address SAB Tavern Intervention Programme Graduation

12 December 2014

Tomorrow (12 December 2014), Minister Albert Fritz will deliver the keynote address at the South African Breweries Tavern Intervention Pragramme (TIP) graduation ceremony. Read More

Twilight Team Run: Minister Fritz Encourages Charitable Events

4 December 2014

Minister Fritz shows support for charitable events and opens Twilight Team Run. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to start Community Chest Twilight Team Run

1 December 2014

Tomorrow, 2 December 2014 , Minister Albert Fritz will officially start the Community Chests’ Twilight Team fun run/walk. After a brief address to participants, Minister Fritz will sound the horn to start the fun run. Read More

MEDIA STATEMENT

1 December 2014

World AIDS Day: children bear the brunt of irresponsible behaviour Read More

Department Launches Investigation into Serendipity Elder Abuse Claims

3 November 2014

The Department of Social Development has launched an investigation into the unregistered Serendipity Old Age Home, after serious allegations of elder abuse were raised. Read More

Abandoned Phillipi Toddler: Department Makes Breakthrough

3 November 2014

The Western Cape Department of Social Development has made breakthroughs in the case of a young toddler who had been found tied up and abandoned in a bush near the Marcus Garvey informal settlement in Phillipi. Read More

Annual Report: Department of Social Development Improves Audit Results

30 October 2014

In line with the Western Cape Government outstanding set of audit results for the period 2013/2014, the Department of Social Development improved its audit outcomes, and achieved a clean audit outcome. Read More

The Social Work Learnership Programme

30 October 2014

In partnership with the Hugenote College and Health & Welfare Sector Education Authority (HWSETA), the Department of Social Development is offering 80 employees an opportunity to advance their studies and obtain a certificate in Social Auxiliary... Read More

Annual Report: Department of Social Development improves audit results

29 October 2014

In line with the Western Cape Government outstanding set of audit results for the period 2013/2014, the Department of Social Development improved its audit outcomes, and achieved a clean audit outcome. Read More

Beacon Hill Valedictory: a future built on opportunity

24 October 2014

[The following is a speech extract of a speech delivered by Minister Albert Fritz on Thursday 23 October 2014, at the Valedictory ceremony of Beacon Hill High School, held in Mitchells Plain.]Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, Read More

The International Day of Older Persons Event

14 October 2014

"Leaving No One Behind: Promoting A Society for All"The District Six Museum Homecoming Centre in the Cape Town CBD hosted the 24th International Day of Older Persons for the elderly of the Cape Flats. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Albert Fritz to Launch New DSD Office in Agulhus Region

13 October 2014

Minister Albert Fritz will officially launch the new Department of Social Development offices in Bredasdorp, which will fall under the Agulhus region. Read More

2014 Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards

8 October 2014

The DSD Youth Development Strategy proposes an Annual Youth Excellence Colloquium and Read More

International Day of Older Persons: Whole of Society can Empower the Elderly

1 October 2014

With today marking International Day of Older Persons the Western Cape Government is proud to be playing a leading role implementing integrated services for the care, support and protection of older persons. Read More

International Day of Peace: Whole of Society Can Reduce Violence

22 September 2014

With today marking International Day of Peace, the Western Cape Government is proud to be at the forefront of reducing violence and supporting victims of violence and abuse in the province. Read More

Minister Fritz visits Early Childhood Development Centre in Klipheuwel

18 September 2014

Minister Albert Fritz today visited the Klippie Kids Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) in Klipheuwel. Read More

Minister Fritz Addresses Goodwood College and Grandwest Partnership

18 September 2014

Minister Albert Fritz today attended the celebration and opening of the newly refurbished Reading Room at Goodwood College.The Reading Room was refurbished with generous donations from the Grandwest Casino Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to attend Goodwood College celebration

15 September 2014

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will deliver the keynote address at the unveiling of Goodwood College’s newly refurbished and upgraded Reading Room.  This project is the result of the College’s partnership with the Grandwest Casino’s Corporate... Read More

Dementia: Can We Reduce the Risk?

12 September 2014

On 21 September 2014, Alzheimer's organisations around the world observe World Alzheimer's Day under the theme Dementia: Can we Reduce the Risk. Read More