Western Cape Department of Social Development

Inclusivity the key to disability rights

As the Western Cape Department of Social Development mark the start of Disability Rights Awareness month, they call on citizens to do their part in removing the social, physical, and attitudinal barriers faced by persons with disabilities. Disability Rights Awareness Month is observed annually from 3 November until the International[…]

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Al Noor Orphanage Centre denies abuse

The Al Noor Orphanage Centre in Woodstock which faces serious allegations of physical and sexual abuse is denying that it had any knowledge of such abuse. Several children have been removed from the centre, following a preliminary investigation into complaints by the Western Cape Department of Social Development. Director of[…]

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Questions raised after body of toddler found in drain

Mystery surrounds the death of 20-month old toddler Orderick Lucus, whose body was found in a drain in Eester River after a week-long search. According to a pamphlet by missing person’s organization The Pink Ladies, Orderick was last seen on Sunday 24 March. His mother, Davideen Lucas from Melton Rose,[…]

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Fire safety essential for residents

With fire season approaching, the Western Cape Department of Social Development has urged residents to be cautious when dealing with flames.  In the early hours of Wednesday morning, a fire four children and their parents were torched to death after a fire engulfed their four bedroom Bonteheuwel home. With the[…]

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