News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

Empowering Girl Child through skills development

11 October 2018

Today, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child and its theme, ‘With Her: A skilled GirlForce’.   Read More

SASSA’s striking staff disrupt Social Services and Grants

10 October 2018

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) condemns the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) for yet again disru Read More

SASSA’s striking staff disrupt Social Services and Grants

10 October 2018

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) condemns the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) for yet again disrupting the delivery of services and the distribution of social grants to millions of beneficiaries. Read More

DSD Annual Report 2017/18

9 October 2018

Today, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, tabled the department’s annual report for the 2017/18 financial year. The Department has obtained a clean audit for the fifth consecutive year. Read More

Child Play Therapy Room launched at Malmesbury Local Office

25 September 2018

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, launched the innovative Child Play Therapy Room at the Malmesbury local office. Read More

FAS Awareness Day: Ministers conduct oversight visits in Atlantis

10 September 2018

The Western Cape Government marked Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day with an oversight visit in Atl Read More

Western Cape Government to mark FASD Awareness Day with visit in Atlantis

10 September 2018

Today, the Western Cape Ministers of Health, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, and Social Development, Albert Fritz, will conduct a joint oversight visit of facilities rendering services that treat and deal with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in... Read More

Minister to launch Milnerton VEP Forum

23 August 2018

Tomorrow, as part of ongoing Women’s Month commemorations and in line with our ongoing fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and human trafficking, Minister Albert Fritz will launch the Milnerton Local VEP Forum. Read More

Minister warns against FAS during Women’s Month celebration in Cederberg

17 August 2018

As part of ongoing Women’s Month commemorations, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz Read More

Minister to join Women’s Month celebrations hosted by Teddy’s Den Crèche

11 August 2018

Today, as part of ongoing Women’s Month celebrations, Minister Albert Fritz will join the Teddy’s Den Crèche to commemorate this important period. Read More

Minister donates blankets to poor elderly residents for Winter Campaign

10 August 2018

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, donated 150 blankets to elderly residents from Read More

Minister to donate 140 blankets to elderly residents as part of Winter Campaign

10 August 2018

Today, Minister Albert Fritz will continue the Departments ongoing Winter Campaign, by donating 140 blankets to elderly residents in Somerset West. The blankets are provided courtesy of the generosity of the Chinese business community in Cape Town. Read More

Minister celebrates Women’s Day with Cagloo Foundation in Mitchells Plain

9 August 2018

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, addressed a gathering of 60 women from Strandfo Read More

Minister to join Cagloo Foundation to commemorate Women’s Day in Strandfontein

8 August 2018

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will join the Cagloo Foundation and 60 women from Stranfontein and the greater Mitchells Plain community to commemorate Women’s Day. Read More

Minister joins SALGA Women’s Commission in candlelight ceremony and lekgotla

7 August 2018

As part of our Women’s Month commemorations, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, ad Read More

Minister to address SALGA Provincial Women’s Month Lekgotla

6 August 2018

Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will address the SALGA Women’s Commission provincial lekgotla. Read More

Minister congratulates 207 graduates of 18 ALPHA from Chrysalis Academy

30 July 2018

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, addressed the graduation ceremony of 207 young Read More

Minister to brief Mitchells Plain anti-crime and gang stakeholder meeting

30 July 2018

Today, Minister Albert Fritz will brief a multi-stakeholder meeting to be held in Mitchells Plain. Read More

Mandela Day: Minister Fritz joins charity drive by celebrity Chef, Jenny Morris

19 July 2018

The Western Cape Social Development Minister, Albert Fritz, commemorated Mandela Day by joining celebrity Chef, Jenny Morris for the soup kitchen charity drive. Read More

Mandela Day - Minister Fritz to join Chef, Jenny Morris charity event

17 July 2018

Tomorrow the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Read More