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News and Speeches for Ministry of Social Development

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

World Drug Report: Tik on the increase in Africa

11 July 2023

The latest World Drug Report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reveals Methamphetamine trafficking is on the increase in Africa. Read More

Eden Karoo Region: Child Protection and Substance Abuse support in spotlight

30 June 2023

Child Protection Month may be over, and Youth Month coming to an end, but the Western Cape Department of Social Development (WCDSD) is continuing its commitment to safeguarding children from neglect and abuse. Read More

Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, condemns attacks on staff

26 June 2023

This afternoon (23 June 2023), four staff members from the Western Cape Department of Social Development (WCSD) were nearly hijacked in Site C, Khayelitsha. Read More

World Drug Day: Offer empathy, not discrimination

26 June 2023

26 June marks the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, or World Drug Day. The day is significant in strengthening action and cooperation aimed at a world free of drug abuse. Read More

Youth Month: Hope can be found if you look for it

22 June 2023

Please attribute the following to Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez Read More

DSD and partners host Provincial Youth Expo

19 June 2023

To commemorate Youth Day, the Western Cape Department of Social Development, along with its partners, hosted a Provincial Youth Expo in George on 16 June 2023. Read More

Youth Month – Western Cape DSD supporting at-risk youth

9 June 2023

During the month of June, Youth Month, we recognize the invaluable contribution of countless young people who bravely fought for freedom and equality. Read More

Child Protection Week: Solutions being sought for Child Protection NGOs

5 June 2023

Please attribute the following to Head of the Western Cape Department of Social Development, Dr Robert Macdonald: Read More

Child Protection Month: Atlantis parents eager to provide places of safety

31 May 2023

When a child is being abused, neglected, or exploited, they are in need of care and protection. The Western Cape Department of Social Development’s (WCDSD) social workers must often step in to ensure the safeguarding of a vulnerable child. Read More

Child Protection Month: Parental Responsibilities

24 May 2023

In the build-up to Child Protection Week, observed from 29 May to 05 June, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (WCDSD) has been raising awareness about its child protection services. Read More

Child Protection Month: Children with disabilities deserve protection too

17 May 2023

“We need to remember that every child is my child. Every child deserves to be acknowledged and seen as such and not for their disability.” – Pumeza Ngumla, Disabled Children’s Action Group. Read More

Child Protection Month: Giving vulnerable children a safe home

10 May 2023

“If you have the means to give a vulnerable child love, care, and stability – please do not hesitate to do so. Sometimes we envision the mountain to be so much bigger than it truly is.” – Moeshfieka Botha. Read More

Western Cape Department of Social Development Winter Readiness Plan is in place

8 May 2023

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is implementing plans ahead of the winter season to ensure that it has the appropriate mitigation measures in place to assist should disasters occur. Read More

Child Protection Month: All Children Should Be Protected

1 May 2023

May is Child Protection Month, a month in which we raise awareness about the rights of children as enshrined in the Constitution. Read More

Postbank going cardless a clueless solution

26 April 2023

Postbank’s latest media statement about “a new method of paying SASSA grants that doesn't require a physical card” is of great concern and demonstrates a disconnect between national government and the reality on the ground. Read More

Delft community taking ownership of GBV solutions

26 April 2023

A successful engagement took place in Delft on Wednesday, 26 April 2023, between the Western Cape Department of Social Development (WCDSD), provincial Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety Reagen Allen, the South African Police Services... Read More

Invitation to Delft Gender-Based Violence Activation Event

25 April 2023

Delft has become synonymous with crime in recent years, with the neighbourhood named as one of the gender-based violence (GBV) hotspots in the Western Cape. Read More

Drakenstein Municipality shows up against GBV

24 April 2023

The Western Cape Government is committed to ending the scourge of gender-based violence 365 days a year. As the lead minister for GBV in the province, Minister Sharna Fernandez believes it is important to raise awareness around the issue wherever... Read More

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