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Social workers' reflections on implications of neoliberal tenets for social work in South African non-governmental organisations
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Social work can be said to be a contentious profession, one that is deeply swayed by the socioeconomic and political forces that surround it. These forces can often challenge the profession’s commitment ...
The Life Esidimeni crisis : why a neoliberal agenda leaves no room for the mentally ill
(Stellenbosch University, Department of Social Work, 2018)
This article makes the case for the fields of social work and community psychology to contribute to psychosocial humanitarian interventions in the global South. Many countries in the majority world face humanitarian crises, ...
Views of social workers on their role in mental health outpatient and community-based services
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Mental health is a fundamental aspect of social functioning which affects a significant portion of the population. The movement toward deinstitutionalization became the core focus of mental health policies ...
The fourfold neoliberal impact on social work and why this matters in times of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
(Department of Social Work, Stellenbosch University, 2020)
While social welfare policy forms a cornerstone of the social work profession, economic policy and its interactions often remain distant and of academic interest only. In this paper the authors argue that understanding how ...
NGOs in Spain and South Africa : in the line of two fires
(Stellenbosch University, Department of Social Work, 2016)
Changes in the social and economic landscape for NGOs are distinctly recognised in Spain and South Africa as a result of comparable formative and historical social welfare provision. NGOs in both countries are under siege, ...