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30 June 2020
The Department of Social Development has ensured that 105 000 additional masks have reached various old age homes where the need is the greatest. This brings the total to 120 000 masks distributed to high risk groups, made possible by donations. Many businesses, NGOs, faith-based organisations and ...
10 June 2020
The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) has remained steadfast in promoting social inclusion, reducing poverty and tackling many of the social ills present in the Western Cape in order to fully respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and related disaster management regulations. To date, ...
8 June 2020
The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is providing additional support to residential facilities for older persons amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting the lives and livelihoods of people in many drastic ways. In many countries, older people are facing ...
21 May 2020
The Western Cape Departments of Social Development and Health have updated and provided practical guidelines for the prevention and management of coronavirus infection in residential facilities, such as Old Age Homes. These guidelines, which are currently being distributed to all facilities, are ...
21 May 2020
The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez welcomes the statement on ENCA by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) that any attempt by government to block food provision for those in dire need, is a human rights violation. Minister Fernandez said: “I wish to re- ...
14 May 2020
In response to the Covid-19 lockdown the Western Cape Government has established a humanitarian relief work stream in order to co-ordinate humanitarian relief efforts in the province. This work stream, led by Provincial Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, comprises representatives ...
6 May 2020
The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Sharna Fernandez welcomes the announcement that the Social African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will reopen their offices on Monday, 11 May 2020. The SASSA offices were initially closed by direction of the National Minister of Social Development, ...