News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

STOLEN WORCESTER BABY FOUND: department congratulates police on swift action

29 February 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) congratulates the South African Police Services (SAPS) on the sterling work done in tracing and finding the baby boy who was allegedly abducted from Worcester Hospital. Read More

STOLEN WORCESTER BABY FOUND: department congratulates police on swift action

29 February 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) congratulates the South African Police Services (SAPS) on the sterling work done in tracing and finding the baby boy who was allegedly abducted from Worcester Hospital. Read More

Philisa Abafazi Bethu offices to be opened by Minister Fritz

29 February 2016

Tomorrow ( 29 February 2016 ), in support of the launch of the Philisa Abafazi Bethu (Heal Our Women) initiative by internationally renowned social activist, Lucinda Evans, the Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Read More

SASSA a no-show at public meeting on illegal grant deductions

26 February 2016

The community of Elsies River was left hanging yesterday after the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) did not attend a planned public meeting, meant to address grievances related to ongoing illegal grant deductions. Read More

MATTER OF FACT: Cape Argus social work story is misleading

22 February 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) would like to correct a totally misleading report in the Cape Argus (22-02-2016) titled, “On Cape Flats there’s one social worker for 30 000 kids”. Read More

Western Government Introduces First 1000 Days Campaign

17 February 2016

The provincial government’s First 1000 Days project was launched today by Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, and Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo. Read More

Western Cape Government to Launch First 1000 Days Campaign

17 February 2016

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Read More

Public meeting with SASSA exposes illegal grant deductions as main problem

16 February 2016

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, continues to call on the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to urgently stop all unauthorized deductions from social grant beneficiaries. Read More

77 graduate Social Auxiliary Workers congratulated by Minister Fritz

5 February 2016

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, today congratulated 77 learners who graduated with Social Auxiliary Work qualifications from the Hugenote College in Wellington. Read More

Department to provide counselling assistance to family of slain 7 month-old baby

4 February 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has dispatched social workers to the family of the brutally murdered 7 month-old baby in Philippi. Read More

Search for three missing Kayamandi siblings continues

3 February 2016

Social workers from the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) are continuing the search for the three toddlers who went missing on Friday. Read More

DSD calls on SASSA to stop illegal social grant deductions!

2 February 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has requested the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to urgently investigate reports of unauthorized deductions of grants at the Mitchells Plain payout point. Read More