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National Social Work Indaba 2015
Minister: Bathabile Olive Dlamini
Deputy Minister: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
Deputy Minister
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FIRST SOCIAL WORK INDABA 24 TO 26 MARCH 2015 Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 March 2015

RESOLUTIONS AND DECLARATION - FIRST SOCIAL WORK INDABA 

 We the participants attending the first Social Work Indaba with the theme “Revitalising Social Work Practice in South Africa”, hosted by the Department of Social Development and development partners, and attended by representatives of the Portfolio Committee of Social Development, Members of the Executive Council, Heads of Department, Social Workers and Social Auxiliary Workers from national and provincial government and non-profit organisations, from all nine provinces, Institutions of Higher Learning, Health and Welfare SETA, the South African Council for Social Service Professions, Social Work Veterans, Ministerial committee for the review of the White Paper and Ministerial Committee on foster care, and representatives from professional associations and invited guests from Howard University (USA), representatives from international and development partners

Acknowledge:
- the history of racial discrimination that bequeathed the post-apartheid democratic government a fragmented social welfare system characterized by poor quality services and uneven access determined by race and geographic location;
- the role and contribution of social workers and social auxiliary workers and social work in the fight for human rights, social and economic rights enshrined in our country's Constitution and the commitment to improve the quality of life of all South Africans.

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MINISTER DLAMINI TO BRIEF MEDIA ON SASSA ANTI-CORRUPTION CONFERENCE Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 March 2015

Media Advisory

The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, together with the CEO of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), Ms Virginia Petersen, will brief the media on progress made in dealing with fraud and corruption within the social sector.


The media briefing will take place a day before the start of the second national SASSA Anti-Corruption Conference to take place in Pretoria from 30 to 31 March.Government has since 2009 taken a strong stance in the fight against fraud and corruption, especially as it relates to procurement and tender processes, social grants, IDs, etc.

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Regeneration of social work practice called for Durban, March 25, 2015 Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 March 2015

Media Statement

Social workers speaking during the Social Work Indaba currently taking place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, Durban, have expressed the need to regenerate the social work practice to make it relevant to current issues facing South African society.
 
According to the resolutions coming out of the Social Work Practice Commission – one of the six Commissions that took place on March 25 – the curricula offered at universities needs to be revised to better prepare social workers for the reality of community work.
 

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