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News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

DSD presents 2022/23 Annual Report

13 October 2023

The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) presented its 2022/23 Annual Report to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on Friday, detailing how DSD spent their R2.356 billion budget to improve the lives of vulnerable citizens. Read More

DSD supports over 130 000 girls with Sanitary Dignity Project

11 October 2023

As we celebrate International Day of the Girl Child, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) continues to promote the wellbeing and dignity of girls across the province through its Sanitary Dignity Project. Read More

DSD and partners unpack the National Drug Master Plan

3 October 2023

Today, 3 October 2023, the Provincial Department of Social Development in partnership with the Central Drug Authority, Provincial Substance Abuse Forum and Local Drug Action Committees met to unpack the National Drug Master Plan 2019 – 2024 (NDMP). Read More

Celebrating International Day for Older Persons

1 October 2023

As we celebrate International Day for Older Persons on Sunday, 1 October, Western Cape Minister of Social Development calls on citizens to create environments where elderly residents can thrive, be safe, and be respected. Read More

Deadline for NPO funding proposals extended

14 September 2023

The deadline for NPOs to apply for funding for social welfare and community development services in the province, has been extended by two weeks. Read More

Postbank Mess: Minister Zulu late to the party

13 September 2023

PLEASE ATTRIBUTE THE BELOW TO MINISTER SHARNA FERNANDEZ: It seems national government is finally waking up to the desperate need to provide feedback to the millions of SASSA grant beneficiaries dependent on these grants. But it is way too little... Read More

International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Day

11 September 2023

On 09 September the world observes International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Day. Read More

Deadline nears for submission of NPO funding proposals

5 September 2023

The Western Cape Department of Social Development would like to remind NPOs that they have just over a week to submit their funding proposals for social welfare and community development services and programmes. Read More

Women’s empowerment at the heart of Atlantis celebration

1 September 2023

On 1 September, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, joined a group of women in Atlantis for a Women’s Month celebration. Read More

Invitation to DSD Women's Month celebration

31 August 2023

Members of the media are invited to attend the Western Cape Government’s Department of Social Development’s Women’s Month celebration on Friday, 01 September 2023 in Atlantis. Read More

OP-ED: Latest crime stats calls for more from us

28 August 2023

As Western Cape Minister of Social Development, I deal on a daily basis with issues of gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children. Read More

Gender equity and reconciliation

23 August 2023

A two-day workshop on gender equity and reconciliation at the Chrysalis Academy in Tokai hosted by the international NPO, Gender Equity and Reconciliation International (GERI), brought together local NPO Genderworks, the Chrysalis Academy and the pro Read More

DSD invites submission of NPO funding proposals

14 August 2023

The Western Cape Department of Social Development invites NPOs and organisations to submit funding proposals for social welfare and community development services and programmes. Read More

Service Impact: Department of Social Development

11 August 2023

Much-needed services were denied to many vulnerable clients of the Western Cape Department of Social Development (WCDSD) who could not access services due to the minibus taxi strike. Read More

West Coast GBVF Summit

2 August 2023

The West Coast District Municipality hosted a successful summit on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) in Moorreesburg on 01 August 2023. Read More

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

31 July 2023

On 30 July 2023, we will observe World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. This year’s theme from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is "Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind". Read More

Invitation to West Coast GBVF Summit

31 July 2023

The media are invited to attend the West Coast District Municipality’s Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Summit in Moorreesburg on Tuesday, 01 August 2023. Read More

Update: Proposed Hope Exchange Shelter Development

26 July 2023

Due to the increasing number of adult persons living on the street, particularly in the city centre, the Western Cape Government (WCG) identified a need for an additional homeless shelter in Cape Town. Read More

Delft VEP Forum & GBV Ambassadors Launch

17 July 2023

In a first for the Cape Metro, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (WCDSD) has launched a Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP) Forum and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Ambassadors model in Delft. Read More

INVITATION TO DELFT GBV AMBASSADORS LAUNCH

14 July 2023

The media are invited to attend the launch of the Western Cape Department of Social Development’s (WCDSD) Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP) Forum and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Ambassadors programme in Delft.  The event will take place on Monday... Read More

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