The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, has addressed the South African Congress for Early Childhood Development (SACECD).
SACECD is a national non-profit organization focused on developing the ECD sector, and more specifically ECD practitioners all across South Africa.
The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is the lead department in the implementation of the Children’s Act of 2005. The Act guides and makes provisions for the ECD sector.
DSD has invested substantially into the ECD sector, with well over R290-million allocated for the 2016/17 financial year.
Registered ECD centres under SACECD membership are part of over 1370 organizations registered with the department under the Children’s Act to operate as ECD centres. Registration allows for the department to provide funding and inspections of facilities to ensure compliance on health & safety aspects, as well as the quality of ECD curriculum
The public can locate their closest ECD centre or check on the registration of their ECD centre by visiting any DSD local office or by contacting the DSD hotline on 0800 220 250.
Spokesperson for Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development
Western Cape Government
7th floor, 14 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8000
Tel : (021) 483 9217
Cell : 076 083 6543
Email : Sihle.Ngobese@westerncape.gov.za