News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

Finding sustainable solutions to help those in need

23 November 2023

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is no longer proceeding with the proposed Hope Exchange Shelter development on the old Tafelberg creche property. Read More

Hope and empowerment for Persons with Disabilities

17 November 2023

Tshego Tlou, from Soweto, went blind in 2014 and called a radio station asking if there was an organization that can assist him. Someone referred him to an NGO in Cape Town, the League of the Friends of the Blind (LOFOB). Read More

Beyond Stereotypes: Broadening our understanding of GBV

15 November 2023

16 Days of Activism For No Violence Against Women and Children may start next week, but the Western Cape Government (WCG) is not waiting to have critical solutions-focused discussions. Read More

Disability rights are human rights

10 November 2023

This week’s focus while we observe Disability Rights Awareness Month is on children, under the theme: “Accelerate efforts in realizing the inclusion for every child with a disability.” Between 03 November and 03 December, we are reminded that disabil Read More

Western Cape DSD facility for disabled Persons on track with upgrades

3 November 2023

To celebrate the start of Disability Rights Awareness Month observed between 03 November and 03 December annually, Western Cape Minister of Social Development Sharna Fernandez visited Sivuyile Residential Facility in Stikland. Read More

MEC Fernandez thanks Social Development staff for their commitment

1 November 2023

Today marks the end of Social Development Month, a month in which we celebrate government’s commitment to caring for and supporting the most vulnerable in society. Read More