This article examines changes to non-government social welfare, their impact on service delivery and on the social work profession. To redress the legacy of the past and the consequent inequalities in social welfare, in the first decade of democracy the government allocated the bulk of its welfare resources to transforming the social security system at the expense of social service delivery. As a result, South Africa has a costly social security budget with social services on the brink of collapse, leaving social workers and other social service professionals with low morale in the face of the huge challenge of providing welfare services with scarce resources, especially in the non-government sector. Nevertheless, social work remains an important role player in social development. From its marginalised position in the first decade of democracy, in the second decade it is repositioning itself as a recognised
contributor to reconstruction and development in South Africa.
Landman, Liezel(University of Pretoria, 2006-10-04)
South African welfare policies and social problems dictate social service rendering in South Africa. Social workers are involved in various service delivery interventions of which community development (macro focus) and ...
The field of information security is a fast-growing discipline. Even though the effectiveness
of security measures to protect sensitive information is increasing, people remain
susceptible to manipulation and thus the ...
Lombard, A. (Antoinette); Twikirize, Janestic M.(Sage, 2014-07)
This article explores how social workers in South Africa (where social work is regulated by law),
and Uganda (where social work is not professionally regulated), draw on the premises that social
work is a human rights ...