What is Social Work?
Social work is an academic discipline and practice-based profession concerned with meeting the basic needs of individuals, families, groups,
communities, and society as a whole to enhance their individual and collective well-being.
Where Can I Study Social Work In South Africa?
Bachelor of Social Work. University of Johannesburg.
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Majoring in Psychology and Counselling) SACAP: The South African College Of Applied Psychology.
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology/Community Development. Cornerstone Institute.
Bachelor of Social Work.
How long does it take to study for a social worker in South Africa?
The BA in Social Work is a four-year professional degree programme. Social workers work in various fields of service such as community development,
child protection, child and family welfare, youth programmes, disability, health, education, the workplace, and social policy development.
Is social work a good career in South Africa?
Although hugely rewarding, being a social worker can also be particularly harrowing, especially in South Africa.
Even though the work social workers do is invaluable, they are not particularly well paid in the public sector. While some in the private sector are paid better, this is not a guarantee.
Is social worker in demand in South Africa?
According to the Department of Social Development (DSD), the country needs 55,000 social workers to meet the demand for appropriate basic social welfare services in South Africa.
However, only 17,500 are providing services to communities around the country.