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News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

Department welcomes arrest of 14 social grant fraudsters

29 May 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development welcomes the arrest of the 14 people allegedly part of a massive country-wide social grant fraud syndicate. Read More

New Sozo Foundation Vrygrond Youth Café to be launched by Minister Fritz

29 May 2016

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will launch the province’s fifth Youth Café in Vrygrond, Cape Town. Read More

Child safety is EVERYONE’S business

27 May 2016

As we commemorate National Child Protection Week from 29 May to 5 June 2016, we should be reminded that it is our responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children within our communities. Read More

New Atlantis Drug Counselling Centre launched by Minister Fritz

26 May 2016

[The following is an extract of the speech delivered by Minister Albert Fritz at the launch of the Cape Town Drug Centre treatment site in Atlantis today.] Ladies and gentlemen good morning, Read More

New Atlantis Drug Counselling Centre to be launched by Minister Fritz

25 May 2016

Tomorrow (26 May 2016), Minister Albert Fritz will address the launch of the Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre’s new site in Atlantis. Read More

New Oudtshoorn Youth Café to be launched by Minister Fritz

24 May 2016

Tomorrow (24 May 2016), Minister Albert Fritz will launch the departments fourth Youth Café in Oudtshoorn. Read More

Oudtshoorn Youth Café launched by Minister Fritz

24 May 2016

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, launched the provinces fourth Youth Café in Oudtshoorn today. Read More

Geneva House: Eviction enables Department to finally reach the vulnerable

7 May 2016

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is rendering departmental assistance towards the most vulnerable people who had been deceived into staying in squalid conditions at Geneva House. Read More

Minister to attend Award ceremony honouring international essay winnerJoel Greek

13 April 2016

Today, the Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will attend a special award ceremony in honour of Joel Greek, the 12 year old learner from the Athlone School for the Blind, who won the Lions Clubs International essay... Read More

Special award ceremony honours Joel Greek for winning international competition

13 April 2016

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, addressed a packed hall at the Athlone School for the Blind, at a special award ceremony held in honour of learner, Joel Greek (12). Read More

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome research findings to be revealed by DSD and FARR

1 April 2016

The findings into a 3 year study into the prevalence of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the West Coast region will be revealed by Minister Fritz and Ms. Leana Olivier, the CEO of the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR). Read More

Budget Speech Vote 7 on Social Development

29 March 2016

[The following speech was delivered by Western Cape Social Development Minister, Albert Fritz, at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on Tuesday 29 March 2016, during his presentation of the Department of Social Development’s Budget Vote 7 for... Read More

117 young people to graduate from Youth Skills Transfer Programme

10 March 2016

Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will address the final Youth Skills Transfer Programme (YSTP) graduation ceremony of 117 youth participants from all over the Cape Metros. Read More

ZEPHANY NURSE: Department welcomes court ruling

10 March 2016

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, has welcomed the guilty verdict handed down to the woman who had been accused of kidnapping 18 year-old Zephany Nurse, at birth. Read More

Local blind learner wins international essay competition

8 March 2016

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, today met and congratulated Joel Greek, the winner of a global essay competition hosted by the Lions Clubs International and United Nations. Read More

57 specialist substance abuse graduates to be addressed by Minister Fritz

8 March 2016

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will deliver the keynote address at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Community Engagement Substance Abuse graduation ceremony. Read More

Min. Fritz to congratulate blind youth winner of international essay competion

7 March 2016

Today, the Western Cape Social Development Minister, Adv. Albert Fritz, will meet and congratulate Joel Greek, a learner from the Athlone School for the Blind, who has won the Lions Clubs International essay competition. Read More

Family of slain Paarl child visited by Minister Fritz

2 March 2016

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, yesterday paid a visit to the family of an 11 year-old girl who was found murdered in Paarl, to commiserate and show support for the grieving family. Read More

Philisa Abafazi Bethu launches new centre in Grassy Park

1 March 2016

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, today officially launched the new Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PABs) office space and centre in Grassy Park. 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

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