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Media release: #enrichED Symposium puts After School sector in the spotlight

10 June 2019

From 6-9 June 2019, the #enrichED Symposium was hosted in Cape Town by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, through its After School Programme (ASP) Office. Read More

Minister Fernandez calls on residents to sign up to be ‘Safety Parents’

9 June 2019

As Child Protection week comes to an end, Social Development Minister, Sharna Fernandez, is calling on citizens to become more involved in ensuring children’s safety, 365 days a year, by enquiring about how to become safety parents.   Read More

Learners must adhere to school calender dates

7 June 2019

The 2019 school calendar is clear in terms of school closure dates. Schools will close for the 2019 mid-year holidays on 14 June 2019. This means that teaching and learning will resume up until NEXT Friday. Read More

Substance Abuse Certificate Ceremony Speech

7 June 2019

Good Morning All, Ladies and Gentlemen, And most importantly, our soon to be graduates of this programme, Read More

After School Symposium looks at solutions to opportunity gaps between learners

6 June 2019

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), through its After School Programme, will be hosting a variety of events from Thursday, 6 June 2019 until 8 June 2019, Read More

2020 admissions: Parents to confirm places by 12 July 2019

6 June 2019

Parents from across the Western Cape can now find out if their child’s admission applications for the 2020 school year have, or have not, been successful. Read More

Armed robbers target Sea Point High School

6 June 2019

I am informed that two armed men entered the premises of Sea Point High School on Wednesday (5th June 2019)  It is reported that the alleged perpetrators assaulted an educator with a gun and made off with 50 cell phones.   Read More

Child Protection Speech: Christ the Mediator Anglican Church

6 June 2019

Dames en Menere Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for having me here today. Before I start, may we please take a moment of silence for all of those children who have suffered or/and continue to suffer from abuse. Read More

DSD prepared for winter ahead

6 June 2019

After the recent heavy rains experienced, and cold weather setting in, the Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez says that the Department has been working tirelessly to ensure that winter readiness programmes are operational in each... Read More

City and Province improves collaboration to promote community development

5 June 2019


Stats SA survey shows that WC has the lowest incidents of corporal punishment

4 June 2019

The latest General Household Survey released by Statistics South Africa reveals that the Western Cape has the lowest number of incidents of learners having experienced corporal punishment in 2018, with the percentage of reported incidents also... Read More

Minister Fernandez calls on everyone to help fight against child violence

4 June 2019

The Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, welcomes the official launch of the National Child Protection Week taking place from 2-9 June 2019. Read More

Housing Development Projects Across Cape Town On Track

3 June 2019

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, Tertuis Simmers, says he is pleased with the steady progress that various housing development projects are making across the City of Cape Town. Read More