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News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

Budget Vote 7 on Social Development

25 March 2015

[The following speech was delivered by Minister Albert Fritz in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on Tuesday 24 March 2015, during his presentation of the Department of Social Development’s Budget Vote 7 for 2015/16.] Read More

Minister Fritz addresses DSD Youth Excellence Award

25 March 2015

The Western Cape Department of Social Development held its first Youth Excellence Awards. The awards were hosted in partnership with the Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre, and were sponsored by Nedbank and Old Mutual. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to launch new Drug Counselling Centre

25 March 2015

Minister Albert Fritz will address the launch of the Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre’s new site in Mitchells Plain. Read More

Toddler forced to smoke drugs by older sibling placed in safe care

20 March 2015

[Note to Editors – We had mistakenly listed the child’s age as 4 years old, she is actually 3 years old. The older brother has been confirmed to be 18 years old.] Read More

Toddler forced to smoke drugs by older sibling located

18 March 2015

The Department of Social Development (DSD) prioritizes the safety and well-being of all children in the Western Cape, and we are empowered by the Children’s Act no. 38 of 2005 to take action and act in the best interests of children. Read More

International Social Workers Day

17 March 2015

As we commemorate International Social Workers Day, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank every social worker working in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to host Human Rights Day Youth Indoor Soccer Tournament

17 March 2015

Minister Albert Fritz in association with NGO partner Oasis, will be hosting an Indoor Soccer Tournament for young people to commemorate Human Rights Day. Read More

Minister Fritz addresses launch of The Open Circle

6 March 2015

[NOTE TO EDITORS: The following is an extract of the keynote address delivered by Minister Albert Fritz at the launch of The Open Circle on Friday 06 March 2015, in Maitland, Cape Town. Photos are available on request.] Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to attend launch of The Open Circle

5 March 2015

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will address the official opening of The Open Circle, a newly established Group Home for adults with intellectual disabilities. Read More

Minister Fritz launches DSD Bredasdorp local office

4 March 2015

[The following is an extract of the keynote address delivered by Minister Albert Fritz at the Bredasdorp DSD local office launch on Wednesday 04 March 2015, in Bredasdorp. Photos are available on request.] Good morning ladies and gentlemen, Read More

Abduction Case: appeal for all parties to be responsible

2 March 2015

The Western Cape Department of Social Development has begun the long and complex reunification process of the 17 year old teenager with her biological parents. The teen is also keeping in contact with the father and family that raised her. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to launch new DSD Bredasdorp local office

2 March 2015

Minister Albert Fritz will officially launch the new Department of Social Development local office in Bredasdorp, which will fall under the Cape Winelands Overberg Regional Office. Read More