New Knysna social development office

MEC Albert Fritz says there's been a great need for the department's services in the area.

Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz. Picture: EWN

Social Development MEC Albert Fritz says there's been a great need for the department's services in the area as residents had to travel to nearby towns like George and Plettenberg Bay for assistance.

Fritz says some services provided by the local offices will be facilities for the aged and an improved foster care system.

"It's fully operational. It's state of the art, corporate looking and we are proud to bring the service to the poor with dignity and respect. We're also proud it's proper client service where our clients will be accessing our social development services."