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'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditClean AuditFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriation1 900 1981 758 6121 589 9901 409 712
Actual Expenditure1 892 0721 733 8421 580 1431 402 227
Employee Compensation620 270571 040504 500453 684
Goods and Services179 748178 874177 445160 218
Capital Assets27 77927 33424 62221 316
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure2 33520 00254 62514 879
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure84841--
Posts Approved2 2232 2212 1221 930
Posts Filled2 1022 0641 7231 625
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