News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

16 Days of Activism - Mitchells Plain fathers & daughters to join MEC Fritz

7 December 2016

Tomorrow, as part of our 16 Days of Activism Against Women & Child Abuse campaign, the Western Cape MEC for Social Development, Albert Fritz, will host fathers and their daughters for an anti-violence dialogue session in Mitchells Plain. Read More

MEC Fritz warns against Christmas SASSA scammer

6 December 2016

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, calls on all social grant recipients never to divulge their social grant details or pin numbers, whether over the phone or email, to anybody claiming to be from the South African Social... Read More

International Day of Persons with Disability: MEC joins NGOs at demonstration

6 December 2016

On International Day of Persons with Disability, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, joined a disability awareness demonstration at Cape Town Station. The event also marked the end of National Disability Awareness Month. Read More

16 Days of Activism public awareness drive launched at Cape Town Station

29 November 2016

Today, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, launched the department’s “SPEAK OUT – SILENCE TO STRENGTH” public awareness drive at the Cape Town Station (taxi rank deck) during morning rush hour. Read More

MEC Fritz to continue older persons and Old Age Home oversight visits this weeke

28 November 2016

This Sunday, as part of his ongoing anti-older abuse oversight visits in the run up to the festive season, Western Cape MEC for Social Development, Albert Fritz, will conduct a visit to 300 seniors in Mitchells Plain. Read More

16 Days of Activism public awareness campaign to be hosted by MEC Fritz

28 November 2016

As part of our 16 Days of Activism Against Women & Child Abuse campaign, the Western Cape MEC for Social Development, Albert Fritz, will lead an awareness and public outreach initiative at the Cape Town Station during peak morning rush hour. Read More

Minister joins 300 Mitchells Plain older persons for Christmas party

28 November 2016

Today (27 November 2016), Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, continued his older persons oversight visits campaign, and joined just over 300 elderly residents at a Christmas Party in Mitchells Plain. Read More

16 Days of Activism: Over R645 million in DSD support for women and children

24 November 2016

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

Teen Rape Victim: Misleading Reports placing minor at risk

24 November 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) would like to correct misleading reports published in the Cape Times regarding government’s response after the alleged rape of a 13 year old minor. Read More

Disability Awareness Month: MEC Fritz paints with quadriplegic mouth-painter

21 November 2016

As part of our ongoing commemoration of Disability Awareness Month, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, hosted an arts & craft session at the Sibongile Day & Night Centre, an ECD centre for children with... Read More

Renowned Mouth-Painting artist to host fun day in Khayelitsha with MEC Fritz

21 November 2016

Tomorrow, as part of our ongoing commemoration of Disability Awareness Month, the Western Cape MEC for Social Development, Albert Fritz, will be hosting a paint & arts fun day for 19 children with disabilities in Khayelitsha. Read More

MEC Oversight Visit: New Frail Care facility opened at Kensington Old Age Home

16 November 2016

Today, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, conducted an oversight visit to the Kensington Old Age Home. The visit coincided with the launch of a new frail care facility. Read More

Oversight visit to Kensington Old Age Home to be conducted by MEC Fritz

16 November 2016

Tomorrow, Western Cape MEC for Social Development, Albert Fritz, will conduct an oversight visit to the Kensington Old Age Home. This visit forms part of his ongoing monitoring and outreach to the elderly across the province. Read More

Door-to-door substance abuse awareness campaign to be led by MEC Fritz

14 November 2016

Today, Western Cape MEC for Social Development, Albert Fritz, will lead a door-to-door substance abuse awareness campaign through the streets of Mitchells Plain on Monday. Read More

Soccer kit donated by MEC Fritz to Khayelitsha soccer team

10 November 2016

Yesterday, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, donated 20 soccer kits to a local Khayelitsha soccer team. Read More

Soccer kit to be donated to Khayelitsha soccer team by MEC Fritz

8 November 2016

Tomorrow, Western Cape MEC for Social Development, Albert Fritz, will donate soccer kit to a local soccer team in Khayelitsha. Read More

Bonteheuwel Fire: Department rendering assistance & support to family

26 October 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is rendering psycho-social support and other assistance to the remaining family members of a Bonteheuwel family, where 6 members died in a fire. Read More

Update: Substance Abuse Awareness Campaign

21 October 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is encouraged at the rising levels of engagement with our awareness campaign on social media and the mobi site. In total our substance abuse posts on Facebook have had 23 296 “engagements” in... Read More

Annual Report 2015/16 - DSD improves services and receives third clean audit

21 October 2016

Today, 21 October 2016, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, tabled the department’s annual report for the 2015/16 financial year. Read More

5 year-old murder: DSD welcomes life sentence

19 October 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) welcomes the life sentence handed down to Bongani Dlamini in the Western Cape High Court today. Dlamini had been found guilty of the brutal murder of 5 year-old girl, Anovuyo Ndamase, from... Read More