News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

Newly launched DSD Fish Hoek local office will help address Masiphumele violence

21 September 2015

Today, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) launched the department’s newest local office in Fish Hoek. Minister Albert Fritz launched the new facility in the presence of our NGO partners and the South African Police Services (... Read More

DSD and Rotary enter partnership for improved ECD in the Western Cape

18 September 2015

Extensive research shows that the first 1000 days of a child’s life is the most important for their mental and physical development. It sets the stage for his or her future health, learning, language and emotional growth. Read More

Minister Fritz to attend Youth Skills Transfer Programme graduation

18 September 2015

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will address the third Youth Skills Transfer Programme (YSTP) graduation ceremony of 66 youth participants from Beaufort West and Ladismith. Read More

40th Local Office to be launched by Minister Albert Fritz in Fish Hoek

18 September 2015

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will on Monday next week launch the department’s Fish Hoek Local Office. Read More

Change in Contact Details

14 September 2015

Please be advised that the Spokesperson to the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Mr. Sihle Ngobese, has changed cellphone number from 083 280 9199, to 076 083 6543. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Read More

International FAS Disorder Day: whole of society can make a difference

9 September 2015

In commemorating International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Day, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development rang the bells of awareness at the Khayelitsha Community Health Centre with provincial Health Minister, Nomafrench Mbombo. Read More

World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day commemorated in Khayelitsha

9 September 2015

Today, to mark International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day, Minister Albert Fritz and Minister Nomafrench Mbombo will join Khayelitsha residents at the local Maternal Obstetrics Unit, to address expectant mothers and the broader community on the... Read More

China Classification Society offices launched by Minister Fritz

7 September 2015

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, delivered the keynote address at the launch of the China Classification Society’s (CCS) Cape Town offices, this past Friday. Read More

The Department of Social Development calls for more safety parents

7 September 2015

The Department of Social Development is increasing its pool of safety parents in the province.Currently, there are 229 active safety parents providing this crucial service, however, the need is greater in some areas. Read More

Department places 3 children neglected by intoxicated mother in Safe Care

3 September 2015

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, welcomes the arrest by the South African Police Services (SAPS) of a Tubelitsha (near Delft) mother on charges of child neglect and abandonment charges. Read More

Minister Albert Fritz to address opening of the China Classification Society

3 September 2015

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, will deliver a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the China Classification Society (CCS). Read More