News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

WC DSD Upskills Cape Flats Youth

11 December 2018

Today, at the I am Passion Youth Café in Mitchells Plain, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, briefed 78 young people on Expanded Public Works Read More

Child safety over the December holidays

10 December 2018

As many of us begin our summer holidays, it is essential that we prioritise the safety of our children. Every precaution must be taken to protect them when enjoying beach days, family braais, hikes, movie days at home, shopping and camping trips. Read More

Thembakazi: DSD WC’s story of hope

5 December 2018

As we come to the end of National Disability Rights Awareness Month, I want to commemorate the month with a story of ithemba, a story of hope. Read More

MEC Fritz to launch Girl Child Programme

4 December 2018

The Girl Child Project will kick off this week, 6 December, with a workshop to empower young girls who are currently in foster care. The programme aims to help young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their sense of confidence and their... Read More

Whole-of-Society needed to combat Gender Violence

28 November 2018

To commemorate #16DaysofActivism, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, visited the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children, Read More

MEC Fritz to visit Women’s Shelter

27 November 2018

Tomorrow, in light of 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, will be conducting an Read More

Amy Foundation: WC DSD to perform M&E today

22 November 2018

The Provincial Department of Social Development has received reports that the Amy Foundation has closed its offices from 20 November 2018 and that it will not be reop Read More

Let’s #GoBlue for Universal Children’s Day

20 November 2018

Today, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Read More

Ministers condemn shooting in Ravensmead

19 November 2018

The Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, and the Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde, today expressed their anger, following a gang-related shooting i Read More

Amy Foundation not excluded from compliance checks

16 November 2018

Today, it was reported in the Cape Argus that there are “allegations of abuse and financial mismanagement” against the CE Read More

MEC Fritz condemns Vredenburg protests

14 November 2018

The Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, condemns the threatening and illegal protests taking place in Vredenburg, whi Read More

Working Better Together to support orphaned children

12 November 2018

Today, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, is commemorating World Orphan Day. Read More

MEC Fritz opens Villiersdorp Youth Café

6 November 2018

Today, the Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, launched the Villiersdorp Youth Café, the 9th Read More

MEC Fritz to open Villiersdorp Youth Café

5 November 2018

Tomorrow, the Minister of Social Development (DSD) in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz,  will be launching its 9 Read More

Minister calls on WC to support fire victims

30 October 2018

The Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, conveys his deepest condolences to the family of the eight Karatara residents who lost their lives in a fire yesterday. The victims of the fire include two women, an unborn child... Read More

WC DSD supports fire victims in Overcome Heights

29 October 2018

The Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, conveys his deepest sympathies to those who have been displaced due to a fire that broke out on Thursday 25 October in the Overcome Heights informal settlement in Lavender Hills. Read More

DSD in WC supports fire victims and calls for caution

22 October 2018

The Minister of Social Development in the Western Cape, Albert Fritz, conveys his deepest condolences to the family of Read More

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