Department: Social Development

Contact details

Physical: Union House, 14 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8001
Postal: Private Bag X9112, Cape Town, 8000
Tel: 021 483 5045
Fax: 021 483 4783


The mission of the Western Cape Department of Social Development is to ensure the provision of a comprehensive network of social development services that enables and empowers the poor, the vulnerable and those with special needs.

The Department's strategic goals are to improve governance and modernisation of service delivery; create opportunities through community development services; and create a caring society through developmental social welfare services.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr A Fritz
Head of Department
Dr R Macdonald

Mr Albert Fritz (Minister)
Head of Department:
Dr Robert Macdonald
Chief Directors:
Mr M Hewu (Acting: Community and Partnership Development)
Ms M Johnson (Business Planning and Strategy)
Mr C Jordan (Social Welfare Services)
Mr J Smith (Financial Management)
Ms P Mabhokwana (Supply Chain Management)
Mr M Pretorius (Community Development)
Senior Management:
Mr D Abrahams (Head of Ministry)
Communications Officers:
Mr D Allan
Ms E Lewis (Deputy Director: Communications)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditClean AuditClean Audit
Total Final Appropriationn/a1 900 1981 758 6121 589 990
Actual Expendituren/a1 892 0721 733 8421 580 143
Employee Compensationn/a620 270571 040504 500
Goods and Servicesn/a179 748178 874177 445
Capital Assetsn/a27 77927 33424 622
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a2 33520 00254 625
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a84841-
Posts Approvedn/a2 2232 2212 122
Posts Filledn/a2 1022 0641 723
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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