News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

Department welcomes sentence handed to five social grant fraudsters

10 December 2015

The Western Cape Department of Social Development welcomes the sentence of 7 years imprisonment handed down yesterday at the Specialized Commercial Crimes Court in Bellville to five former SASSA employees. Read More

16 Days of Activism: Department holds door-to-door in Phoenix

9 December 2015

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has marked the end of the national campaign of 16 Days of Activism, with a door-to-door campaign in the community of Phoenix and the handover of the VEP services directory to the Milnerton... Read More

Department to conduct door-to-door and hold open day in Milnerton

8 December 2015

As part of continued 16 Days of Activism activities, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) will tomorrow conduct a door-to-door campaign in the community of Phoenix, which will culminate in an open day at the Milnerton Police... Read More

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Over R130-million in DSD support

3 December 2015

To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) remains committed to playing a leading role in the provision of services to people living with disabilities. Read More

Cape Shack Fires: DSD teams on the ground providing social relief

30 November 2015

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, will visit the scene of the devastating fire in Masiphumelele, outside Cape Town. Read More

Minister Fritz to attend Youth Skills Transfer Programme graduation

27 November 2015

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will address the fourth Youth Skills Transfer Programme (YSTP) graduation ceremony of 40 youth participants from the Cape Winelands region. Read More

Minister Fritz disappointed at little remorse shown by SASSA 5

25 November 2015

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, is disappointed at the seemingly scant regard shown by the five convicted former SASSA employees for the seriousness of their crime, during their sentencing trial. Read More

16 Days of Activism: Over R630 million in DSD support for women and children

25 November 2015

As we commemorate the beginning of the national 16 Days of Activism against Violence on Women and Children, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is proud to be leading the whole-of-society response to the abuse of women and... Read More

Universal Children’s Day: Over R600 million in DSD support for WC children

20 November 2015

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, visited the Stepping Stones Creche in District 6 to commemorate Universal Children’s Day (20 November 2015). Read More

Department welcomes conviction of five social grant fraudsters

11 November 2015

The Western Cape Department of Social Development welcomes the guilty verdict handed down yesterday at the Specialized Commercial Crimes Court in Bellville to five former SASSA employees. Read More

2016 Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards

6 November 2015

The DSD Youth Development Strategy proposes an Annual Awards Ceremony  to be hosted by the Minister for Social Development. The awards ceremony will provide the opportunity for government to recognise, affirm and reward excellence in youth... Read More

Minister Fritz to attend Community Chest Capacity Building Training Graduation

19 October 2015

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will address the Capacity Building Training graduation ceremony hosted by the Community Chest. Read More

Minister Fritz pledges support on International Day of the Girl Child

13 October 2015

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, today donated sanitary packs and personal hygiene goods to the Caring4Girls campaign at the Canal Walk Dischem store, to mark the UN International Day of the Girl Child. Read More

Minister Fritz to pledge support for the Caring4Girls campaign

9 October 2015

To mark the UN International Day of the Girl Child on Sunday the Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will pledge support for the Caring4Girls campaign in partnership with Dischem. Read More

Minister Fritz to attend CYCC & Substance Abuse Treatment Centre Choir Festival

9 October 2015

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will address the Choir Festival to be hosted by the Department of Social Developments Child & Youth Care Centres (CYCCs) and substance abuse treatment facilities. Read More

Digital substance abuse campaign goes live

7 October 2015

The Department of Social Development this weekend launches an innovative anti-substance abuse campaign, using online and social media platforms. We recognise the need to be present on the platforms young people frequent. Channels to be used include... Read More

Social Development Month: DSD services expanded by over 100% since 2009

7 October 2015

As we mark Social Development Month in October, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is proud to be playing a leading role in building a self-reliant society. Read More

Minister Fritz to attend Youth Skills Transfer Programme graduation

7 October 2015

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will address the second Youth Skills Transfer Programme (YSTP) graduation ceremony of 60 youth participants in Mossel Bay. Read More

International Day of Non-Violence: DSD strengthens support for victims

7 October 2015

With today marking International Day of Non-Violence, the Department of Social Development (DSD) is playing a leading role in supporting victims of violence and abuse. Read More