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News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

Victims of crime: Understanding the support you can expect

23 February 2022

The recent release of the crime statistics contextualizes the overwhelmingly negative impact violence has on the lives of thousands of women, girls, men and boys as it continues to be a barrier to society's overall well-being and development. Read More

National DSD failure causes further delays of ECD Stimulus Relief Fund Payments

9 February 2022

It is with deep regret that I must inform the public that there will be further delays regarding the finalisation of payments of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Stimulus Relief Fund to those eligible ECD centres that are still waiting to... Read More

Min Fernandez appeals to communities to work together to safeguard our children

7 February 2022

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, is calling upon society to join hands in the fight to protect our province’s children who continue to fall prey to various forms of violence and abuse. Read More