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									Official Newsletter                                                                 May/June 2009, Volume 1, Number 1

       Ele ct io ns an d Ap p oi n tm en t s o f Co un c il an d                W orld Social Work Da y Commemorations –
                 P r ofes sion a l B oar d Me mb er s                           a Min is te ri al C all: ‘S oci al W or k a n d S o ci al
                                                                                          De velopment, the Agenda ’
The Social Service Professions Act, Act 110 of 1978,
as amended, does not allow the extension of the terms
of office of members of the SACSSP and the                                                           This communiqué is to update
professional boards. Therefore, the terms of office of                                               and thank the sector on and for
members of the boards end on 30 August 2009 and that                                                 the recent commemoration of
of members of the Council on 30 November 2009.                                                       World Social Work Day, a
Elections must be held by the Council, while the                                                     ministerial event held at the
Minister will also appoint members to serve on the                                                   Vosloorus Home for the Aged in
Council and the professional boards.                                                                 Boksburg on 17 March 2009.
Social workers, student social workers and social
auxiliary workers are encouraged to nominate                                                     The     Minister     of     Social
members to serve on the 2nd Professional Board for                                               Development, Dr ZST Skweyiya,
Social Work (PBSW) and the SACSSP as soon as                               opened the proceedings, saying: “I would like to start by
they receive notice from the Council.                                      thanking all social workers and other social service
                                                                           professionals for your support and for the incredible
Since the Professional Board for Child and Youth                           work that you do to support our most vulnerable people.
Care Workers (PBCYC) has not managed to
establish a register for child and youth care workers                      “I also recognize the many personal sacrifices that
as required by the Act, such workers will not be able                      many of you make on a daily basis to help poor
to elect and appoint any members.                                          families access services. I thank you for taking time
                                                                           from you busy schedules to join us here today on this
As the statutory council responsible for regulating the                    historic observance of World Social Work Day in
sector, the SACSSP will take the steps required to ensure
                                                                           South Africa. Let me also take this opportunity to
that child and youth care workers are regulated. In so
                                                                           welcome in our midst the veteran social workers who
doing, it also ensures that the service recipients of child
and youth care workers are protected. A plan of action                     after many years of retirement still continue to play
on the management of this process has already been                         an important role in ensuring that no child goes to
submitted to the National Department of Social                             bed hungry in their respective communities.
Development for approval and will be implemented
after August 2009.                                                         “17 March 2009 marks the third World Social Work Day
                                                                           coordinated by the International Federation of Social
A notice inviting nominations for Council members                          Workers. This is the first for us and we intend to make it
will be issued as from July 2009.                                          an annual event on the social development calendar. On
                                                                           this day, we join social work professionals in all corners
                                                                           of the world and take pride in the important
                          I n s i d e t h is I s s ue                      contributions the profession has made and continue to
                                                                           make worldwide. As a Department, we observe this day
 Editor’s Note..................................................2
                                                                           to raise awareness about the professions' rich
 Information/Newsbriefs ................................2-5                contribution in entrenching principles of democracy and
 Education and Development .......................6-12                     social justice. World Social Work Day is about working
 Professional Conduct...................................12-22              together to achieve social justice for everyone, as well as
                                                                           human rights and social development for our people.

                                                                          South African Council for Social Service Professions


                                                                          As a Department, we observe this day mindful of the
                            Edit or ’s N o te                            socio-economic challenges confronting the social
                                                                         development sector in light of the current global
                                                                         economic turmoil. This period presents both challenges
    2008 was a year of many challenges, but as a sector                  and opportunities for the social work profession.”
    we managed to overcome them all. We also served our
    communities with dignity and respect.                                The Minister further mentioned the willingness of the
                                                                         National Department of Social Development (NDSD) to
    The first Annual Report was published and all social                 continue to improve the working conditions of social
    service professionals are invited to comment on the                  workers so that they could concentrate on the current
    Report.                                                              challenges confronting the country. He appealed to
                                                                         social workers not to leave the country and the sector,
    2009 evolved with many opportunities and challenges.                 reminding them that their patriotic duty lied in providing
    The SACSSP encourages all social service professions                 services to the people of this country.
    to change “challenges” into “opportunities” and
    wishes all social service practitioners well in their                He emphasized that the NDSD and government
    endeavours to make 2009 a success. For more                          depended on social workers in their mission to make
    information: Tel: 012 329 9164; fax: 012 329 9160;                   meaningful contributions to millions of our people. He
    e-mail:                                            also alluded to the departmental partnership with the
                Contact person: The Editor                               public broadcaster, dating back to 2006, for the
                                                                         recruitment of prospective students through the SABC’s
                                                                         Career Faire. He urged the young people of our country
                                                                         to make use of the departmental scholarship programme

                       2008 Merit Award
                                                                         linked to the recruitment drive.

                                                                         In closing, Minister Skweyiya said: “I would also like to
       The SACSSP award for the best 4th- year student in social work    take this opportunity to thank all those who worked
                                                                         tirelessly in establishing the National Association of
           University of Johannesburg outshines the rest for 2008        Social Workers in South Africa – the first unified
                                                                         professional association for social workers. This will
                                          In an effort to encourage      ensure that social workers can speak collectively with
                                          learners to take up social     one voice.“
                                          work as a career, the
                                          SACSSP embarked on a
                                                                         Over the years, the South African social work profession
                                          breathtaking initiative 17
                                          years ago and introduced its
                                                                         could not register with the International Federation of
                                          Merit Award for students.      Social Work (IFSW), since it did not have a unified
                                          The most outstanding           professional association. However, in 2007 the National
                                          fourth-year Student Social     Association of Social Workers South Africa, NASW
                                          Worker for the 2008            (SA), was voted into power and launched at the Social
                                          academic      year      was    Work Lekgotla in September of that year. The Lekgotla
                                          Miss     Saskia       Louise   was an event jointly funded by the NDSP and the
                                          Johnson. Apart from the        SACSSP. The Deputy Minister of Social Development,
                                          usual    certificate,    the   Dr Jean Swanson Jacobs, delivered a keynote address
    Council and the Professional Board for Social Work issue a cash      and closing remarks at the event, which also provided an
    award to the value of R500.00 to the winner. In addition, the        opportunity for the recognition of stalwarts. NASW
    student will not pay the initial social work annual fee for 2008.    (SA) is currently operational and working towards being
    We congratulate both Miss Johnson and the University of
                                                                         fully functional. Provincial coordinators were nominated
    Johannesburg on this outstanding achievement.
                                                                         at the ASASWEI Congress held from 20-24 July 2008.

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In support of NASW (SA), the NDSD facilitated                with a clear mandate to develop and ensure that
processes towards the commemoration of Social Work           regulations are passed and to draw up a register of child
Day. At the event, the Minister also launched the            and youth care workers that would ultimately see these
Recruitment and Retention Strategy for Social Workers,       workers recognised against the register of the SACSSP.
while (NASW) SA utilized the event to popularise,            This would ensure recognition and regulation of the
strengthen and promote the image of social work.             occupation to ensure the maintenance of an ethical code
                                                             and improved standards of child and youth care practice.
In lobbying for membership during her address, the           The attachment of ethics and principles to an occupation
secretariat, Ms Margot Davids, shared with attendants        often elevates public perception of such an occupation.
the achievements, activities and challenges faced by the     In turn, this becomes synonymous with professionalism
association and urged them to join in to support and         in its standard of delivery.
ensure the effective functioning of this body.
                                                             The PBCYC applied for registration of both the degree
The event was a huge success and culminated into other       level in child and youth care work, i.e. NQF 7, and the
activities hosted at provincial level as follows:            Further Education and Training certificate (FETC) level,
     KwaZulu-Natal – 17 March 2009                           i.e. NQF 4. Normal procedure is that the SACSSP
     Gauteng – 07 April 2009                                 registers occupations at the applicable level once the
     Western Cape – 07 April 2009                            education authorities have approved the relevant
                                                             education level on the National Qualifications
Compiled by: Ms Civil Legodu, NDSD and member                Framework (NQF). It was unfortunate, and outside the
                of NASW (SA).                                control of the SACSSP, that the South African
                                                             Qualifications Authority (SAQA) approved the child
                                                             and youth care work qualification at the FETC level,
           Status of Child and Youth C are                   while approval of the qualification at the degree level
                                                             remains pending subject to the PBCYC submitting
               R egi st rat ion Proc es ses                  certain additional information to SAQA.

                                                             In view of this delay and a well-defined process for the
The SACSSP declared and made a pronouncement                 PBCYC to address this issue, the SACSSP considered
on the status of child and youth care registration           the registration of the child and youth care qualification
processes on the 19th of March 2009 at the 33rd              at the FETC level. That would be subject to SAQA
Council Meeting of the SACSSP. To view the full              approval of the degree qualification, which would allow
pronouncement, please visit                the SACSSP to also consider that qualification for

         Chi ld and Yout h Ca re Reg ula ti ons:             From a labour point of view, the SACSSP resolution to
                                                             pursue the adoption of the Regulations for Child and
                 a Union Pers pec ti ve                      Youth Care Workers with immediate effect was a great
                                                             victory for the approximately 5 000 child and youth care
                                                             workers and the millions of children who would have
      By Ms Fazeela Fayers, Labour Appointee                 their right to dignified services regulated by the
                  to the SACSSP                              SACSSP. In progressive terms, it made sense to start
                                                             with the register for the many child and youth care
True to its vision to ensure the highest possible standard   workers at auxiliary level while the issues of the
of child and youth care practice towards ensuring            approximately 200 workers at degree level were
dignified services to vulnerable children, the child and     addressed with SAQA.
youth care fraternity submitted an application for
recognition as a profession to the SACSSP many years         The SACSSP, therefore, passed a resolution to submit
ago. This culminated in the establishment of a               the draft Regulations for the Registration of Child and
Professional Board for Child and Youth Care (PBCYC),         Youth Care Workers at FETC level for approval to the

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    National Minister of Social Development. In so doing,
    the SACSSP met its statutory obligation to protect the            Progress Report on the Review o f the Social
    public and fulfilled its duty to accelerate the right of
    children and families throughout our country to receive
                                                                        S er vic e P ro fess ion s Ac t (A c t 110 of 19 7 8 )
    ethical social services. It passed the resolution for the
    registration of child and youth care workers at FETC          A review of the Social Service Professions Act, Act 110
    level with this duty as paramount to all others. It,          of 1978, as amended, has been long overdue. Not only is
    therefore, finds the vehement opposition of the PBCYC         the language contained in the Act outdated and as such
    to this resolution strange. Yet, the SACSSP envisages         not aligned with existing terminology, but it also does
    that a solution to the satisfaction of all would become       not cater for the development of the professions within
    available.                                                    the social service sector.

                                                                  The National Department of Social Development
    As unions and those with an interest in the improvement       (NDSD) takes responsibility for the Act from a
    of the recognition of workers, we hope that the masses        development and parliamentary process perspective,
    will be informed about this milestone achievement for         while the SACSSP takes responsibility for monitoring
    child and youth care workers. We urge you to stay             the implementation of the Act. Thus being a partner in
    abreast of the progress being made with the registration      the rewriting of the Act, the NDSD appointed attorneys
    of all child and youth care workers.                          (Cheadle, Thompson and Haysom) to assist in the
                                                                  drafting process to ensure that the sector’s requirements
                                                                  in terms of the content of the Act are captured in the new
            Fir s t Pu b lic a ti on of a J ou r n al for t h e   Bill and appropriate to serve before Parliament.

                    Soc ia l Ser vi ce P r ofes sion s            The way forward:
                                                                     The legal drafters of the new Act finalised the Bill
                                                                     and submitted it to the NDSD to institute the
    The SACSSP awaits articles for the journal to be                 parliamentary processes.
    published for the social service professions. The
    purpose of the publication is to encourage social service
    practitioners to write about the positive aspects of their
    work and provide them with a platform to showcase
    their work. Interested social service practitioners should          E xp a ns ion a n d U p gr a din g of t he Da ta ba se
    forward information to the Editor at the Council’s office
    at 012 356 9940/e-mail:
                                                                  The Council is committed to maintain a high standard of
                                                                  professionalism and to improve its customer care
                     Increase in Annual Fee s                     service. It has, therefore, become imperative for its IT
                                                                  and database system to be transformed. Practitioners
                                                                  who have not updated their population information on
                                                                  the database are encouraged to do so soon, please.
    For the past two financial years, fees payable by social
    work practitioners were not increased. The Council
                                                                  The Council wishes to apologize for the delay in the
    recently passed a resolution, taking the economic
                                                                  issuing of receipts and certificates during this time of
    situation globally and within the country into
                                                                  changing from one IT system to another. However, it
    consideration. The fees payable for the financial years
                                                                  will, as always, make every effort to continue to provide
    2010/11 will be increased by a nominal amount of              excellent services.
    7%. Annual fees are payable on or before 1 January
    each year and the final date that Council will receive        From time to time, the Council supplies certain
    payments is 31 March each year. All receipts will be          service providers with the names and addresses of all
    mailed by the end of July 2009. The delay is                  social service practitioners so that they can be
    regretted, but letters of confirmation may be                 informed about CPD and other workshops. The
    obtained from the Council.                                    Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of
                                                                  2000 (PAIA), requires that permission be obtained to
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do so. Therefore, any social service practitioner who
objects to this should inform the SACSSP in writing                      Cong rat ula ti ons on 2 0 Years of
without delay.
                                                                              O ut s ta n din g S er v ic es

         C om mu n it iy D eve lop m en t Wor ke rs                                       The Council wishes to
                                                                                          congratulate Mrs Santie
                                                                                          Pruis and Miss Maria
                                                                                          Matlou on 20 years of
A Department of Social Development Task Team was                                          committed, faithful and
mandated to research the possible establishment of                                        professional service. Both
community development work as a separate profession                                       ladies rendered outstanding
for which a professional board under the auspices of the                                  service to the social service
SACSSP should be established. It requested the                                            professions and profession-
cooperation of the SACSSP in the unpacking of the                                         als and we trust that we can
requirements for the establishment of such a                                              rely on their services for
professional board and the offices assisted with this                                     many years to come!!!!!!!!!!
process.                                                         Mrs Santie Pruis and
                                                                 Miss Maria Matlou

               M eet a R em arkab le Soc ial Worker and an O uts ta nding Le ad er – t he Honorab le
                                            Wi lma N ewhoud t-Druchen
                             It gives me great pleasure      Federation of South Africa, and today holds the
                             to announce that a highly       distinction of being the first woman to serve as chair of
                             distinguished alumna return-    this national organization for deaf people. She quickly
                             ed to her alma mater on May     acquired a reputation as a staunch advocate for people
                             15 to deliver the Commence-     with disabilities and was nominated to Parliament by the
                             ment address to the Class of    organization, Disabled People of South Africa. Over the
                             2009.                           past decade, she has gained a reputation for skill, energy
                                                             and dedication as chair of Parliament’s Joint Monitoring
                           The Honorable Wilma               Committee on the Improvement of the Quality of Life
                           Newhoudt-Druchen        (’92      and Status of Children, Youth and Disabled Persons.
                           and G’05), who, in 1999,
became the first deaf person to be elected to the South      In addition to her trailblazing efforts in her own country,
African Parliament and is one of her country’s leading       Ms. Newhoudt-Druchen has distinguished herself on the
advocates for people with disabilities, shared her           world stage through her leadership as a board member of
experiences with the graduates at Gallaudet’s 140th          the World Federation of the Deaf. In recognition of her
Commencement exercises on Friday, May 15 in the              outstanding achievements in promoting the rights of
Field House. An honorary degree was conferred on Ms.         deaf people, the Gallaudet University Alumni
Newhoudt-Druchen at the ceremony.                            Association awarded its Outstanding Young Alumnus
                                                             Award to Ms. Newhoudt-Druchen in 2002.
Ms. Newhoudt-Druchen earned both her under-graduate
and graduate degrees in social work. She began using          From the pen of Robert R. Davila, President of
the leadership skills she acquired at Gallaudet when she      COLLEGE HALL, WASHINGTON, DC
became a social worker in 1994 for a local organization,
the Deaf Community of Cape Town. A few years later,           For training in Diversity and Human Rights, contact
she was hired as provincial director of the Deaf                          Mr I Isaacs on 0834302705
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    Education and Development

          Nat ion a l Q u alif ic at ion s Fr a me wo rk Ac t ,
                                                                  well positioned to meet the requirements of the new
                          Act 67 of 200 8                           The new Act is available on the SAQA website at
    The education, training and development scene has been
    changing dramatically since 2008 and reached a high in
    2009 with the President’s approval of the new National                  Speciali sed Fi elds in Socia l W ork
    Qualifications Framework (NQF) Act on 17 February
    2009. This Act repeals the South African Qualifications
    Authority Act of 1995.                                        Following a pro-active approach to the establishment of
                                                                  areas of specialisation in social work, the Professional
    The most important part of the new Act is that it makes       Board for Social Work under the auspices of the
    provision for the expansion of the NQF framework to 10        SACSSP resolved on a phased approach to introduce the
    NQF levels and the establishment of three Quality             areas of specialisation in social work. The initial
    Councils (QCs), namely the QC for General and Further         establishment of the areas of specialisation will be
    Education and Training, the QC for Higher Education           introduced as follows:
    and the QC for Trade and Occupations. The essence of
    the changes lies within the functions of the QCs, which       Phase 1: Adoption Work, Occupational Social Work,
    will relate, among others, to the following:                  Forensic Social Work, Clinical Social Work, Social
         Ensure the development of qualifications or part         Work in Health Care, Probation Services and
         qualifications as may be necessary for the sector,       Management and Supervision.
         which may include appropriate measures for the
         assessment of learning achievements.                     Phase 2: Social Work Education, Social Policy and
         Develop and implement policy for quality                 Planning and School Social Work.
         assurance and ensure that such quality assurance is
         undertaken.                                              Adoption Work:
                                                                  Adoption Work is already and area of specialisation in
    While, in the past, the Standards Generating Bodies           social work and social workers meeting the requirements
    (SGBs) undertook the development of the standards for         can register this area of specialisation with the SACSSP.
    qualifications and the design thereof, panels or              However, the SACSSP will, in the near future, align the
    committees of expert practice – sometimes also referred       existing regulations with the requirements in the new
    to as communities of experts – will now conduct such
                                                                  Children’s Act, 2005, in collaboration with the
    functions. This will be done under the umbrella of the
                                                                  Department of Social Development and other
    QCs. The SGBs will thus be phased out. Of further
    significance is the fact that standards generation and
    quality assurance will now be under one roof and the
                                                                  Occupational Social Work:
    different QCs will perform both these functions.
                                                                  The SACSSP approved the regulations to establish this
                                                                  area of specialisation during its meeting in October
    Professional bodies (such as the SACSSP with its
                                                                  2008. After consultation with the legal advisor of the
    professional boards) are given more prominence than in
                                                                  Department of Social Development, the regulations
    any previous legislation pertaining to education and
                                                                  were finalised and submitted to the Department for
    development and Chapter 6 of the Act positions
                                                                  consideration and further submission to the Minister of
    professional bodies within the new system. The
                                                                  Social Development for the Minister’s approval and
    relationship between QCs and professional bodies will
                                                                  publication in the Government Gazette. The response
    be based on co-operation pertaining to qualifications
                                                                  of the Minister is awaited.
    and quality assurance in their occupational fields. QCs
    may also delegate their functions to bodies such as the
    SACSSP.                                                       In the regulations submitted to the Department,
                                                                  Occupational Social Work is defined as a specialised
    The SACSSP is already working closely with relevant           field of social work practice that addresses the human
    structures to ensure that the social services sector is       and social needs of the work community within a
                                                                  developmental approach through a variety of
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interventions that aim to foster optimal adaptation         “The Council shall on application register a special-
between individuals and their environments.                 ity in occupational social work where a social worker
                                                            has –
Within a more demarcated context, the scope of              a) a recognised qualification in social work and is
practice of occupational social work is regarded as              registered as a social worker with the SACSSP; and
social work that encompasses –                              (b) an appropriate Master’s degree approved by the
(a) both a systemic and developmental approach in that           Council related to occupational social work, plus at
    the employees, the organisation and the broader              least two years appropriate and evidence-based
    environment receive equal attention in the planning          practical experience within the scope of
    of any intervention, whether at a micro, meso or             occupational social work services; or
    macro level; and                                        (c) an appropriate post-graduate diploma or certificate
(b) a binocular vision in which individuals and the              in occupational social work approved by the
    employing organisation, as well as the broader               Council, plus three years appropriate and evidence-
    community together with their reciprocal                     based practical experience within the scope of
    relationship and impact on one another, are seen as          occupational social work services; or
    the client system, including the interface between      (d) five years appropriate and evidence-based practical
    the organisation and the broader community; for              experience within the scope of occupational social
    which                                                        work services; provided that the applicant
(c) an understanding of the impact of fluctuations in the        demonstrates expertise in occupational social work
    market economy, political or social changes and              by meeting the assessment criteria of the Council for
    international events on the social worker’s                  the purpose of determining whether the social
    employing organisation and all its stakeholders              worker concerned is competent to practise
    from the lowest level worker to the shareholders is          occupational social work.”
                                                            Concerning the other areas of specialisation to be
The rendering of “occupational social work services”        developed in phase 1, namely Forensic Social Work,
is social work services pertaining to –                     Social Work in Health Care, Clinical Social Work,
     work-focussed assessment, assessing needs or           Probation Services and Management and Supervision,
     problems of various client systems in the workplace    the SACSSP constituted steering committees of experts
     and the reciprocal relationship between them;          to assist the Council in drafting the regulations. Any
     assessment of the interface and impact of the          social worker who has a specific interest in any of these
     organisation in the community in which the             areas is welcome to contact Santie Pruis at
     workplace functions;                          to be included in the work of the
     work-focussed interventions on individual, group,      steering committees. Once the draft regulations have
     organisation and community levels;                     been compiled, which will include the definitions and
     organisation-community interventions to ensure a       scope of practice of the areas of specialisation, as well as
     socially responsible organisation;                     the requirements to register the speciality, intensive
     work-family interventions to promote family            consultation will be conducted before the areas will
     wellness in relation to the impact of employment;      finally be established as areas of specialisation.
     promoting and challenging a work place culture to
     enhance human rights practice, social justice and       Universities are kindly requested to promote the
     productivity;                                          offering of post-graduate qualifications in the areas
     work-focussed policy and programme develop-                              of specialisation.
     ment; and
     concurrent micro, meso and macro (organisation
     and community) level practice.                                 Co nt in u in g P r ofe ssi on al D eve lop m en t
As soon as the regulations are published, social workers
who meet the following requirements will be able to
                                                            After many years of in-depth research and consultation,
register a speciality in occupational social work and be
                                                            as well as piloting a draft policy in Gauteng and the
mandated to call themselves Occupational Social
                                                            Northern Cape, the SACSSP finally approved the
Workers.                                                    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) policy for
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    persons registered with it for implementation from April      Criteria                      Range
    2010, during its meeting held on 19 March 2009. CPD
    is defined as a statutorily determined process that           Level of skills development   Perception
    requires persons registered with the SACSSP to obtain a                                     Preparing for action
    specified number of points annually to maintain ethical                                     Guided response with others’
    and high-quality service by attending or participating in
                                                                                                Responding habitually
    activities of a professional nature in order to remain
    registered with the SACSSP.                                   Level of skills development   Performing difficult tasks
    Value and purpose of CPD                                                                    Altering responses to fit new
    The underlying value of CPD is to maintain professional                                     situations
    standards that promote excellence in practice. It is
                                                                  Duration                      ½ day to full day
    envisaged that CPD will have a positive impact on both                                      1 to 2 hours
    persons registered with the SACSSP and client systems.
    Furthermore, it will improve professional identity and
    status, thus promoting high morale in the social work         The CPD points in the table below reflect the range of
    profession.                                                   points that the CPD Approval Committee may allocate
                                                                  based on the above criteria.
    CPD points
    The SACSSP is committed to a CPD system that is               CPD points for group activities
    flexible, cost-effective, user-friendly and accessible to
    all practitioners. All registered persons (excluding
                                                                  CPD group activity                  Range of points
    learners) are required to obtain a minimum of 20 CPD
    points annually.                                              Workshop                            2 – 5 per day
                                                                  Maximum 5 days
    CPD activities                                                Small group discussion              2 per hour
    CPD points will be required in a mixed format of              Minimum 1 hour and maximum          1 hour: 2 points
    individual and group activities. However, there is no         2 hours                             2 hours: 4 points
    prescription regarding the number of points to be
                                                                  Conferences                         2 – 4 per day
    obtained in a specific category.
                                                                  Information sessions                1.5 per hour
    A group activity is any organised event, either face-to-      Minimum 1 hour and maximum          1 hour: 1.5 points
    face or via any electronic means where at least three         2 hours                             2 hours: 3 points
    people are grouped or assembled for purposes of sharing
    information, building knowledge, developing skills
                                                                  Individual activities refer to activities where a person is
    and/or influencing attitudes on a subject of professional
    interest. These include conferences, workshops, small         involved on an individual basis in an activity and the
    group discussions and information sessions.                   onus is entirely on the individual to convince the
                                                                  Approval Committee of the relevance of the activity for
    CPD point allocation for group activities is based on the     CPD points. Individual activities include self-study,
    following criteria within a range of levels as indicated in   formal learning programmes, external examination,
    the table below:                                              short learning programmes, paper presentations,
                                                                  research, authorships, peer reviews, policy analysis,
    Criteria                     Range                            membership and personal wellness. Guidelines on the
                                                                  number of points that may be allocated are available on
    Level of participation       Passive listener to active
                                 respondent                       the Council’s website.

    Level of knowledge           Basic information                CPD activities of other professions may be recognised
                                 Application                      for points. The onus is on the registered person to prove
                                 Analyse                          the relevance of the activity for CPD points. The CPD
                                 Synthesise                       Approval Committee reserves the right not to allocate
                                 Evaluation                       points.

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Portfolio of evidence                                              The new CPD policy was widely consulted with
All registered persons must maintain a portfolio of                stakeholders in all nine provinces. Valuable feedback
evidence of CPD activities to the value of 20 points for           was received that assisted in finalising the policy. The
each financial year. The portfolio of evidence must be             SACSSP wishes to extend its appreciation to the CPD
submitted only at the SACSSP’s request, which will                 Task Team under the chairmanship of Prof Antoinette
be based on random selection. Submissions of                       Lombard that was mandated with the responsibility of
portfolios of evidence will be in a cycle of three years.          compiling the policy for the implementation of CPD in
This means that each registered person will be required            the sector, and to all the participants during the pilot and
to submit a portfolio of evidence at least once in three           the consultations conducted to finalise the policy.
years. However, due to the random sampling technique,
a call for submission by registered persons may be more
than once in the cycle of three years. Submission will,                             Q ua lit y As su r an c e o f t he
therefore, range from a minimum of one to a maximum
of three in a cycle of three years.                                    B ac h elor o f S oc ia l Wo rk [ B S W] Q u alif ic at ion
These portfolios must provide evidence of all CPD
activities attended. A maximum of 10 accumulated                   During October-November 2008, the Professional Board
points may be forwarded to the next year for a                     for Social Work held workshops with Higher Education
maximum period of one year.                                        Institutions (HEIs) in four provinces to deliberate on the
                                                                   quality assurance of the BSW qualification through a
              CPD BRIDGING PERIOD                                  process of self assessment. It was agreed that the HEIs
           from the “old” draft policy to the                      would complete a self-assessment report during the first
               “new” approved policy                               phase of the quality assurance process and that the Exit
                                                                   Level Outcomes of the BSW qualification would be
1. The official implementation date for the new policy for         clustered and the self-assessment reports submitted on
    all social workers and social auxiliary workers is             five different dates in 2009.
    1 April 2010.
                                                                   BSW: Clustering of Exit-level Outcomes and
2. Requests for the first submission of portfolios of evidence     Timeframes for submission of Self-assessment
   based on the points accumulated during 2010 will                Reports by HEIs
   commence from 1 April 2011. This will be based on a
   random selection basis, initiated by the SACSSP.
                                                                   Categories               Exit Level          Timeframe
3. Only 10 points can be carried forward from one year to
   the next.                                                       1: Policy and            15, 16, 17, 18,     31 March 2009
                                                                     Legislation            19, 20, 25, 26
4. Continue with the accumulation of CPD points during
   2009 and, in so doing, build your portfolio of evidence for     2: Intervention          1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7,   30 June 2009
   submission on request. The SACSSP will at no point in                                    8, 9, 10, 12
   time support any gap in the accumulation of CPD points
   during the shift from the “old” to the “new”.                   3: Inequality and        13, 14, 24, 27      31 August 2009
                                                                      Social Inclusion
5. Do not submit your proof of attendance of CPD activities        4: Management,           5, 21, 22, 23       31 October 2009
   during the course of this or any other year, since it will no      Administration and
   longer be entered on the database of the SACSSP. The               Supervision
   new CPD approved policy makes provision for a new
   system of submission of portfolios of evidence on request       5: Research              11                  30 November 2009
   from the SACSSP.

                                                                   HEIs are welcome to contact Santie Pruis
A detailed copy of the CPD policy is available on the              ( should they require any
Council’s website: For any clarity or            assistance with or clarity on the above process.
more information on the CPD system, kindly contact Ms
Dudu Mhlanga at
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     Education and Development

                     Social Auxil iary W ork                      available to providers and prospective providers as a
                                                                  pilot project and for use as a guideline to enable them to
                                                                  develop their own work books and study guides to
                                                                  learners enrolled for this certificate course.
     Education and Training in social auxiliary work
     The education and training of social auxiliary workers       All social auxiliary work service providers should take
     are conducted through the Further Education and              note that the SACSSP has resolved to discontinue the
     Training Certificate (FETC) in Social Auxiliary Work.        distribution of the learning material. One motivation for
     This comprises one-year training in social auxiliary         this is that the Professional Board for Social Work and
     work and includes both theory and practice. The FETC         the SACSSP resolved that the FETC qualification
     is offered by service providers that are accredited by the   should be reviewed with a view to upgrading the NQF
     Health and Welfare SETA (HWSETA). In terms of the            level 4 to an NQF level 5 qualification. This would make
     statutory obligations, all social auxiliary work             provision for HEIs to offer the qualification.
     learners have to register with the Council prior to
     starting their studies and again on the successful                  Social Auxiliary work course previously
     completion of the education and training. It is                             offered by the SACSSP
     compulsory to register as social auxiliary workers to        All service providers and employers are once again
     practise and to use the designation, social auxiliary        reminded that the training course in social auxiliary
     worker.                                                      work that the Council offered in conjunction with
                                                                  employers has been in a phasing-out process since
     Training provided by institutions that are not accredited    30 June 2006. The phasing-out period is coming to an
     by a recognised regulatory body is a major concern of        end on 30 June 2010. Learners that are still in the
     the SACSSP, as has been the case with non-accredited         system are urged to finalise their training before
     service providers offering the education and training in     30 June 2010, since no further examinations will be
     social auxiliary work. Another concern is the tendency       conducted after this date Learners registered for this
     among service providers to utilise and distribute            course after 30 June 2006 will not be recognized as
     learning material pertaining to the education and            social auxiliary workers by the Council.
     training of social auxiliary work that neither the
     SACSSP nor the HWSETA approved. This is a
     contravention of the Social Service Professions Act, Act
                                                                                Final Soci al Auxi lary Work Examination Dates
     No 110 of 1978, as amended. Although the SACSSP
     and the HWSETA are currently engaged in addressing                                       of the SACSSP Course
     the issue of non-accredited service providers, people        The examination of persons enrolled for the Council’s
     are encouraged to always check that service                  course for 2009 and 2010 are as follows:
     providers are accredited with the relevant body to           • 6 February 2009
     offer education and training. The accreditation              • 8 May 2009
                                                                  • 7 August 2009
     status of service providers of social auxiliary workers
                                                                  • 6 November 2009
     can be verified with either the Council or the
                                                                  • 5 February 2010
                                                                  • 7 May 2010
     The implications for learners are serious, since they
     would not be allowed to register with the SACSSP and

                                                                                    Ec om et r ic T ec h no log y
     to practise social auxiliary work should they be trained
     by non-accredited service providers. This could mean a
     waste of both time and money.

     Social Auxiliary Work Core Learning Material                 Ecometric technology is a specific methodology
     The SACSSP compiled learning material based on the           developed in social work to facilitate professional and
     13 exit-level outcomes of the CORE component of the          accountable assessment. Ecometric technology is
     FETC in Social Auxiliary Work. This was made                 defined as the technology in social work concerned with

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the accurate description and/or measurement of the          against South African qualifications to determine
adaptation of the person within the context of the          whether the academic qualification obtained in another
environment. Thus, ecometry is the methodology of           country is equal to the minimum academic standard of
ecological assessment within two approaches to              the South African qualification. However, the SAQA
ecological assessment, namely qualitative (descriptive)     assessment does not focus on profession-specific
and quantitative measurement.                               matters and, therefore, does not determine competencies
                                                            related to social work.
Recognising the need for accountability of practitioners
in the rendering of services to clients, the SACSSP is      To apply for registration with the SACSSP, the
developing a policy to promote ecometrics in social         following steps apply:
work practice, as well as the efficient and competent use        Application to SAQA for assessment and bench-
of ecometric technology by social workers in South               marking of existing qualifications.
Africa. This policy will serve as a guideline that will          Completion of Form of Validation by the university
enable and encourage social workers to utilise and               that conferred the qualification.
develop ecometric technology of a high professional              Completion of the application form for registration
standard to the benefit of their client systems.                 with the SACSSP and payment of registration fee.
                                                                 Submission of five written assignments, with at
Developers, training providers, employers of social              least 50% pass.
workers and social workers are requested to submit               Submission of portfolio.
any ecometric technologies they use to the SACSSP                Personal interview.
for assessment and listing on the SACSSP’s
database.                                                   To date, 34 applications were received in terms of the
                                                            new policy. Twenty were recommended for registration
    For more information, please contact Ms Dudu            as social workers and two were denied registration.
         Mhlanga at                     Twelve are still pending because of not meeting part of
                                                            the requirements for application, i.e portfolios of
                                                            evidence are still outstanding.
      Re gi st rat ion of t he Pe ople w h o ob ta ined
                                                            Note that the SACSSP can only process and finalise
         t he ir Q ua lif ic at ion s ou ts ide t he RS A   registration once all information has been provided
                                                            and all required steps have been taken. Interviews
                                                                        are held on a quarterly basis.
Since 2007, the SACSSP has piloted the policy for the
registration of applicants with foreign qualifications as
social workers. The intention of the policy of the
SACSSP is to assess the qualifications and
                                                                Reg ist rat ion o f As sis ta nt Proba ti on Of fic ers
competencies of foreign social workers with a view to
registering them as social workers with the SACSSP,         Any person who wants to be employed as a probation
and enabling them to practise as social workers in South    officer must, in terms the Regulations under the
Africa. All social workers who obtained qualifications      Probation Services Act, 1991 (Act 116 of 1991), be a
from a country outside the RSA and who wish to              social worker in the employment of the State or a social
practise in this country are subjected to the Council’s     worker in the employment of a welfare organisation. In
assessment to determine whether they meet the               terms of the Social Service Professions Act, Act 110 of
requirements for registration that will enable them to      1978, as amended, social workers must register with the
practise in South Africa.                                   Council to practise the profession. Therefore, probation
                                                            officers must register as social workers with the Council
The assessment process of the SACSSP is separate from       to practise probation work.
that of the South African Qualifications Authority
(SAQA), which evaluates educational qualifications          An assistant probation officer (APO) means a person
obtained outside South Africa and benchmarks them           appointed under section 4A of the Probation Services
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     Professional Conduct

     Act, Act 116 of 1991, as amended, who assists and
     works under the supervision of a probation officer             R e s po n se s to C o mp la in ts o f U np ro f e s s i on a l C o n d uc t
     who is a social worker. Therefore APOs must now also
     be registered with the SACSSP to practise.
                                                                   The Professional Board for Social Work has expressed
     In 2007, the Council resolved to register APOs as             concern about the apathetic attitude displayed by some
     social auxiliary workers because they render a                social workers to requests from this Council to provide
     supportive service to probation officers who are              written responses to complaints lodged against them. In
     social workers. The SACSSP and the Social Crime               terms of section 4 of the Regulations Regarding the
     Directorate in the National Department of Social              Conducting of Inquiries into Alleged Unprofessional
     Development (NDSD) presented two-day induction                Conduct, published in Government Gazette of 27 June
     workshops to APOs in the employ of the NDSD. The              2003, “the Registrar shall forward to the respondent
     purpose of the induction workshops was to equip APOs          copies of the complaint…and request a written
     by conveying essential information about the role and         explanation from him or her within 21 days…”
     objectives of the SACSSP and the role, functions and
     scope of practice of social auxiliary work to APOs.           Notwithstanding this, it has been observed that some
     They also aimed at facilitating an understanding of the       respondents are negligent as far as attending to their
     meaning of professional conduct and the purpose of the
                                                                   responses in a timely manner, and fail to request an
     code of ethics to be followed by social auxiliary workers
                                                                   extension for submitting their responses. The Council is
     in the practise of their occupation. Lastly, information
                                                                   guided by the regulations referred to above. Should a
     was given about the registration requirements for social
     auxiliary workers.                                            response not reach the Council by the due date (unless
                                                                   otherwise indicated), the matter shall proceed to the
                                                                   Registrar’s Committee for Professional Conduct
             U nregistered and Unqual ifie d Pers ons              (RCPC) based on the complaint alone. This does not
                                                                   auger well for the profession and may be detrimental to
                                                                   the respondent.
     From time to time, this Council receives complaints of
     persons in communities who practise as social workers         Therefore, you are urged to respond to requests for the
     and social auxiliary workers without having relevant          submission of responses from the Council within the
     qualifications.                                               stipulated period.

     Section 15 (1)(c) of the Social Service Professions Act,      This Council has shown compassion in extending the
     Act 110 of 1978, as amended, is clear in that it stipulates     response time for a reasonable period regarding
     that ‘No person shall in any manner pretend to be a                requests where valid reasons were provided.
     social worker, student social worker, social auxiliary
     worker whilst she is not registered (appropriately)
     under this Act’.
                                                                   P r o g r e s s: R e se a r c h i n t o P a s t P r o f e ss i o n a l C o n d u c t I n q u i r i e s
     This also applies to instances where student social
     workers and social auxiliary workers are employed,
     either as social workers, or perform the professional         The Professional Board for Social Work is proud to
     functions of social workers.                                  announce that research into past professional inquiries
                                                                   has commenced and a final research draft is at the point
     The Council is aware of persons and organizations that        of being presented to the Board for input.
     are using this unethical and illegal practice. Such
     practitioners shall face disciplinary action by this          The purpose for undertaking this research is manifold:
     Council and relevant organizations will accordingly be            It is a response to a call from the field to support
     reported to the authorities concerned.                            their understanding of ethics and the implications of
                                                                       unethical practice for the profession;
     Please contact the Registrar to report such
                                                                       it provides the Council, the Board and registrants
                                                                       with a clearer understanding of the types and nature
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                                                           Em p l o y e r s i n v i t e d t o c o n f i r m R e g i s t r a t i o n o f S o c i a l Wo r k e r s
    of offences that social workers have been found
    guilty of;
    it shows transparency to the sector, and;
    more importantly, it will serve as a teaching aid to
    scholars of social work.                               Section 15 (1) (a) (b) and (c) of the Social Service
                                                           Professions Act, Act 110 of 1978, as amended, clearly
In accordance with procedure, such documents must be       stipulates that no person who is not registered with this
tabled before the Board for approval and only thereafter   Council may practise (or teach) the profession of social
before the Council.                                        work, irrespective of place of employment. As it is a
                                                           requirement of practice that all social workers and
You will be kept informed about further developments.      social auxiliary workers maintain their annual
                                                           registration with the Council, employers are invited
                                                           to contact the Registrar in writing should they wish
                  Pled ge /O at h Ta king                  to confirm the registration status of prospective or
                                                           current employees.

The Professional Board for Social Work is undertaking
research into compiling an oath/pledge for all social                  D isc los u r e of Con fid en t ial In fo rm a ti on
workers and social auxiliary workers. The purpose of
such an oath or pledge is to complement ethical practice
on the part of all practitioners and to re-affirm our      From time to time, this Council receives enquiries from
commitment as practitioners to continuously practise in    concerned social workers about the disclosure of
an ethically acceptable manner in the execution of our     confidential information to persons who are not social
daily professional responsibilities.                       workers.
                                                               Some enquiries relate to social workers who are
The introduction of an oath or pledge is in response to        supervised on social work matters by persons
many queries from employers, universities and                  who are not registered social workers.
practitioners alike, and may be used at graduation             Some social workers have indicated that their
ceremonies, induction programmes and commemorative             employer or persons serving on the Board of
social work days or any other major related events.            Management of their employer instructed them
                                                               to divulge confidential information about their
Social workers and universities are invited to submit          clients.
any input they may have on the oath or pledge to the           Queries have also been received from social
Registrar by 3 June 2009.                                      workers about the disclosure of confidential
                                                               information to donors in terms of service level

             U pd at e of P oli c y Gu ide lin es          The Council provides comprehensive guidance on such
                                                           matters in the Policy Guidelines for Course of Conduct,
                                                           Code of Ethics and the Rules for Social Workers. Issues
The Policy Guidelines for Course of Conduct, Code of       like a client’s right to privacy, as well as confidentiality
Ethics and the Rules for Social Workers, is reviewable     in practice settings, are adequately covered in these
each year. Please submit any input you may have to the     guidelines.
                                                           In addition to the Policy Guidelines, and in response to
                                                           ongoing enquiries, the Professional Board for Social
                                                           Work, together with the Council, made the following
                                                           information available, based on information received
                                                           from the National Department of Social Development
                                                           and the Council’s legal advisor.
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     Professional Conduct
      The Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2             of relevance to a specific circumstance that is
      of 2000, recognizes the fact that the right to                required for the successful management of the
      information is not absolute, since it sets limits on          organization, or case.
      the types of information that can be accessed.                The consent of the client should be obtained
      Section 65 of the Act allows private bodies to refuse         prior to and for confidential information to be
      a request for access to a record of a body if its             disclosed, and the importance of this should be
      disclosure would constitute an action for breach of           explained to the clients. The disclosure of the
      a duty of confidence owed to a third party in terms           information may then be directed to the specific
      of the agreement                                              manager (if applicable) and its sensitivity should be
      Act 20 of 2000 also provides for numerous grounds             emphasised.
      upon which an organization may refuse to grant                However, caution is extended to social workers,
      access to a record of that organization. These                social auxiliary workers and student social workers,
      grounds for refusal are contained under sections 64           in that it is sometimes not easy to decide whether it
      and 65 of the Act and are meant to protect the                is in a client’s or the public’s interest and the social
      privacy of another person; commercial information             worker must only make the decision by taking into
      of another company; confidential information of               account the parameters in the ethical rules and the
      another person; the safety of individuals and                 code of conduct of the profession.
      property; records privileged from production in
      legal proceedings; and research information.
                                                                Council urges registrants to study the Policy
      The Labour Relations Act also has a similar
                                                                Guidelines booklet (distributed to all social workers).
      provision in terms of section 89 (2) where it is stated
      that an employer is not required to disclose              For further information, kindly write to the
      information that is legally privileged; that the          Registrar or log onto our website at
      employer cannot disclose without contravening a
      prohibition imposed by the employer by any law or         A follow-up article on this matter will be published
      order of any court that is confidential and if                on the website of the Council in due course.
      disclosed may cause substantial harm to an
      employee or the employer.
      The Policy Guidelines offered by the SACSSP                     Ca ll f or In p u t on Wo r kin g En vi ro nm en t s
      clearly directs that a social worker should be
      supervised on social work matters by a supervisor
      who is registered as a social worker.                     In line with its mandate, the Professional Board for
      In terms of section 15 (1) (b) of the Social Service      Social Work is considering the development of a
      Professions Act, Act 110 of 1978, as amended, no          guideline for employers of social workers that would
      person is allowed to give instruction on any aspect       complement the Policy Guideline for Course of Conduct
      of any subject in connection with a profession in         and the Rules for Social Workers, which is already in
      respect of which a professional board has been            place.
      established, unless he or she has been registered
      under this Act as a social worker.                        It is envisaged that the proposed document would guide
      This then concludes that social workers may               employers on matters like the compulsory registration of
      divulge relevant information to other professionals       social workers, social auxiliary workers and student
      who are themselves obliged to uphold the code of          social workers, issues relating to confidentiality,
      ethics and will also respect confidential information
                                                                disclosure of confidential information, etc.
      shared among colleagues in the course of social
      work relationships, interactions and transactions.        At this stage, you may still provide input. However,
      Social workers should, as far as possible, not obtain     please remember that this is not a grouse session and we
      private confidential information from clients unless      ask that you do NOT reflect the details of your
      that information is essential to providing service to     employer.
      In situations where social workers are required to
                                                                      Please forward input to the Registrar by
      disclose information to their employers or to the
                                                                                30 September 2009.
      court, they should disclose only those facts that are
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                                                                        Title   Intial   Surname      Reg No:
D er eg ist r at ion d u e t o N on - p ay m en t of A n nu a l F ees   Ms
                                                                        Miss    TL       Mkhize       50-01378
                                                                        Miss    NF       Zungu        50-01431
                                                                        Mr      SN       Hlongwa      50-01441
Once again, social workers and social auxiliary workers                 Ms      A        Ndlovu       50-01491
                                                                        Miss    NO       Nani         50-01500
are reminded about the timely payment of annual fees to                 Mnr     H        De Vries     50-01514
the Council. In terms of the Social Service Professions                 Ms      LG       Koopman      50-01541
                                                                        Ms      DB`      Ramabulana   50-01569
Act, Act 110 of 1978, as amended, failure to pay annual                 Mrs     SC       Wyeth        50-01569
                                                                        Mrs     M        Fortune      50-01598
fees shall result in the removal of your name from the                  Mnr     ST       Du Preez     50-01611
register in accordance with section 20 (1) (d) of the Act.              Miss    SM       Makgale      50-01651
                                                                        Mrs     AL       Morton       50-01668
                                                                        Miss    E        Louw         50-01673
The number of members who face deregistration                           Mrs     NOA      Booi         50-01730
                                                                        Miss    JK       Maseko       50-01736
increases every year. The matter has been tabled before                 Mej     MB       Cupido       50-01769
the Professional Board for Social Work (PBSW)                           Ms      HH       Hollander    50-01797
                                                                        Miss    M        Adams        50-01849
repeatedly. In an effort to invite defaulters to restore                Mnr     CVD      Vermeulen    50-01862
their registration status, a once-off amnesty was granted               Ms      NB       Ngubo        50-01866
                                                                        Mnr     DHl      Krause       50-01912
to those who failed to pay their annual fees for the                    Mej     L        Arends       50-01925
period 2005-6 only, saving persons the additional                       Mrs     NY       Xaba         50-01938
                                                                        Mr      T        Balie        50-02024
payment of restoration fees. Regrettably, less than 10%                 Ms      SA       Gumede       50-01983
of defaulters took advantage of this opportunity, which                 Mr      MY       Breda        50-02027
                                                                        Mrs     L        Ismail       50-02032
resulted in a substantial number remaining (and possibly                Mr      LV       Cenge        50-02054
practising) deregistered. The PBSW resolved that, in                    Miss    NG       Ncoyo        50-02057
                                                                        Ms      MF       Kodisang     50-02067
view of the seriousness of this matter and the legal                    Mrs     Mt       Ntsiuoa      50-02084
implications for the profession, the names of all                       Mrs     SR       Thomas       50-02105
                                                                        Miss    FD       Tsotsobe     50-02108
defaulters for the period 2005-6 would (1) be                           Miss    P        Lubede       50-02117
published in the Council’s newsletter; and (2) be                       Miss    SJ       Nkala        50-02125
                                                                        Ms      M        Hassan       50-02139
circulated to all employers and national                                Miss    NT       Nxumalo      50-02149
organizations.                                                          Ms      LHR      Ndhlovu      50-02152
                                                                        Mr      NG       Mkhosi       50-02154
                                                                        Miss    NW       Mahlangu     50-02160
A list of defaulters for the period 2005-6 follows.                     Miss    N        Majola       50-02161
Should your name appear on this list, you are urged                     Mr      ND       De Klerk     50-02194
                                                                        Mrs     MA       De Klerk     50-02263
to contact the Registrar in writing, indicating your                    Mrs     PA       Mogotsi      50-02294
reasons for non-payment. While every effort is made                     Mrs     ST       Govender     50-02484
                                                                        Mr      O        Cook         50-02517
to ensure that the list is a correct reflection of your                 Ms      N        Mgilane      50-02575
                                                                        Miss    MC       Ngobeni      50-02625
registration status with this Council, please accept                    Miss    SN       Masango      50-02647
our unconditional apology for any errors that may                       Miss    VM       Setlhare     50-02672
                                                                        Ms      AA       Wichman      50-02676
have occurred in capturing of payments (cont p19).                      Mr      R        Edries       50-02686
                                                                        Ms      G        Davids       50-02687
                                                                        Miss    N        Ben          50-02694
Title    Intial      Surname                Reg No:                     Miss    S        Adams        50-02697
                                                                        Miss    R        Abrahams     50-02700
De-registered Social Auxiliary Workers                                  Mrs     NB       Velele       50-02702
                                                                        Ms      NP       Zwane        50-02707
Mrs      KR          Mashigo                50-00047                    Miss    MJ       Phokela      50-02709
Mrs      LG          Makunzi                50-00249                    Miss    A        Parker       50-02714
Mrs      MA          Tsiu                   50-00377                    Mrs     K        Martin       50-02718
Mnr      TM          Snyman                 50-00630                    Mr      S        Langa        50-02721
Mev      R           Hughes-Treherne        50-00731                    Mr      E        Kasper       50-02723
Mnr      P           Sacks                  50-00796                    Mrs     S        Gaidien      50-02728
Miss     JZ          Mtambo                 50-00819                    Mrs     EA       Thorning     50-02757
Ms       RA          Mosdel                 50-00976                    Miss    BR       Ngidi        50-02777
Miss     P           Booysen                50-00987                    Miss    PMS      Mthembu      50-02314
Mev      E           Solomons               50-01102                    Mr      AS       Cassim       50-02355
Mrs      NT          Tlou                   50-01125                    Ms      M        Kumandan     50-02363
Mrs      BJ          Senamela               50-01126                    Mrs     CR       Martheza     50-02369
Mev      HFD         Bezuidenhout           50-01182                    Mrs     NP       Masoka       50-02370
Mr       PM          Hlongoane              50-01206                    Miss    NC       Mandulo      50-02373
Mr       MH          Jikelane               50-01247                    Mr      MG       Sedick       50-02386
Mr       MK          Pillay                 50-01363                    Miss    DA       Morake       50-02402
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      Title   Intial   Surname              Reg No:    Title   Intial   Surname              Reg No:
      Miss    S        Kambi                50-02409   Mrs     FM       Zulu                 10-08882
      Miss    VV       Ntswahlana           50-02451   Mev     SS       Botha                10-08903
      Ms      C        Ntilashe             50-02458   Mrs     GH       Du Plessis           10-09062
      Mrs     J        Richards             50-02810   Mrs     L        Stoch                10-09071
      Mrs     E        Nyama                50-02812   Mev     HF       Rogers               10-09185
      Mr      YK       Dalwai               50-02814   Mrs     RL       Chambers             10-09201
      Mr      ST       Muscat               50-02819   Mev     M        Bam                  10-09320
      Miss    NC       Xulu                 50-02827   Miss    MN       Kumalo               10-09339
      Miss    M        Mabena               50-02836   Ms      DP       Nxumalo              10-09357
      Miss    NB       Mathonsi             50-02855   Miss    L        Ngqolombe            10-09466
      Ms      MG       Matjila              50-02877   Ms      B        Ngubo                10-09543
      Mrs     B        Viljoen              50-02881   Mrs     LRG      Nkomande             10-09558
      Ms      MR       Claassen             50-03142   Mrs     PN       Rikhotso             10-09609
      Ms      AN       Mazibuko             50-03206   Mr      LS       Sihlali              10-09634
                                                       Mev     ME       Janse Van Rensburg   10-09647
      De-registered Social Workers                     Mev     LM       Haumann              10-09679
      Title Intial     Surname              Reg No:    Mev     MEC      Coetzee              10-09766
      Ms     WD        Niehaus              10-00107   Mev     WP       Peyper               10-09853
      Mev J            De Smidt             10-00236   Miss    SRE      Ramahlo              10-09854
      Mrs    JG        Dick                 10-00255   Mrs     L        Mahome               10-09894
      Mev N            Van Dieman           10-00331   Mej     FR       Louw                 10-09952
      Mej    M         Geyser               10-00823   Mev     PM       Esau                 10-10028
      Mev AH           Opperman             10-00840   Mev     JH       Mc Gregor            10-10034
      Mrs    DK        Masemola             10-00900   Mev     LS       Brits                10-10072
      Mr     HJB       Dubazana             10-00982   Mej     I        Barnard              10-10097
      Miss PNN         Mafuleka             10-01088   Mev     S        Van Der Merwe        10-10183
      Mev RJ           Van Den Heever       10-01446   Mrs     NE       Motumi               10-10192
      Mrs    H         Gordon               10-01550   Mev     AS       Myers                10-10247
      Mev SJM          Smith                10-01617   Mr      KA       Rogers               10-10286
      Me     AF        Strauss              10-02306   Mev     H        Gerryts              10-10340
      Mev ME           Lourens              10-03035   Mev     D        Olivier              10-10383
      Mev MM           Marx                 10-03367   Mr      M        Maree                10-10411
      Mej    A         Pienaar              10-03400   Mnr     MA       Kiwiets              10-10465
      Mev M            Botha                10-03871   Mrs     CL       Ndlovu               10-10558
      Mej    IE        Volschenk            10-03915   Miss    GV       Simelane             10-10564
      Mev MJS          Van Der Westhuizen   10-03953   Mev     CJ       Snyders              10-10570
      Dr     HM        Van Schalkwyk        10-04080   Mrs     AT       Kuzwayo              10-10697
      Mev F            Van Rooyen           10-04113   Mev     C        Labuschagne          10-10720
      Mev EB           Wildernboer          10-04584   Mrs     ET       Moila                10-10785
      Mej    GH        Grobler              10-04603   Miss    GS       Zungu                10-10822
      Mrs    J         Kalk                 10-05139   Mr      MM       Nobebe               10-10899
      Ms     R         Botha                10-05186   Mej     BM       Kriel                10-10939
      Miss LM          Balepile             10-05227   Mr      EW       Joubert              10-11005
      Rev    TP        Fahy                 10-05303   Mev     JM       Matthews             10-11041
      Mnr PA           Cloete               10-05402   Mrs     S        Jhetam               10-11113
      Mev E            Weideman             10-05566   Mev     L        Vorster              10-11326
      Mev JM           Fourie               10-05684   Mev     BI       Van Der Merwe        10-11347
      Mrs    RS        Huma                 10-05696   Mr      K        Kaudla               10-11364
      Mej    LG        Kotze                10-05967   Mnr     EE       Smith                10-11391
      Mev A            Zandberg             10-06029   Mev     MJM      Lombard              10-11611
      Mev M            Kok                  10-06173   Mrs     MMM      Mantutle             10-11615
      Mnr JV           Kearney              10-06203   Miss    DDR      Mohapanele           10-11671
      Mr     AS        Mokgosi              10-06360   Ms      SS       Houston              10-11692
      Mrs    JC        Saldanha             10-06696   Mrs     MK       Gatley-Dewing        10-11726
      Mev JM           Haarhoff             10-06722   Mev     C        Malherbe             10-11822
      Mev E            Manene               10-06806   Miss    BK       Gowthum              10-11866
      Miss NB          Mthembu              10-06901   Ms      EM       Mac Master           10-12112
      Mej    J         Snyman               10-06949   Miss    IN       Mphela               10-12150
      Mnr HJ           Venter               10-06979   Mev     MJH      Aucamp               10-12181
      Miss LM          Law                  10-07099   Mrs     YR       Randera              10-12183
      Mev M            Maas                 10-07196   Mev     B        Slippers             10-12186
      Mev JD           Wood                 10-07452   Mrs     F        Nosarka              10-12227
      Mej    A         Brönn                10-07596   Mrs     JPZ      Lekgetho             10-12239
      Ms     FJ        Haarde               10-07616   Mrs     KS       Kwazi                10-12265
      Mev A            De Wet               10-07641   Mev     GR       Klerk                10-12421
      Mev APJ          Lourens              10-07650   Mr      Y        Muldoon              10-12588
      Mrs    Ep        Mophiring            10-07970   Mrs     JA       Poggenpoel           10-12592
      Mej    M         Strydom              10-08012   Dr      L        Brits-Scheepers      10-12830
      Mev EJ           Edwards              10-08103   Mrs     MK       Rebe                 10-12845
      Kapt ME          Haasbroek            10-08114   Miss    EB       Bembe                10-12893
      Mrs    VL        Petersen             10-08158   Mrs     ML       Goosen               10-12962
      Ms     KA        Lester               10-08607   Ms      NC       Jafta                10-12966
      Mrs    MLM       Joseph               10-08682   Mej     M        Marais               10-12969
      Mrs    MH        Tloubatla            10-08718   Mev     HM       Beukes               10-13115
      Mev L            Lakey                10-08730   Mev     MJE      Van Der Berg         10-13182
      Mev EL           Schönfeldt           10-08800   Miss    PN       Sithole              10-13204
      Mev DP           Patrick              10-08880   Dr      MP       Sesoko               10-13334
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   De-registered Social Workers (continued)
    Title   Intial   Surname              Reg No:      Title   Intial   Surname          Reg No:
    Mr      JM       Sithole              10-13384     Mr      HR       Ramokala         10-16382
    Mrs     VV       Nemukula             10-13398     Mrs     B        Sundelson        10-16401
    Mev     CC       Du Toit              10-13401     Mrs     P        Naidoo           10-16443
    Mrs     MD       Gabela               10-13418     Miss    KA       Dowden           10-16451
    Mrs     KCV      Musi                 10-13445     Mej     AE       Van Toorn        10-16471
    Mrs     MA       Sesele               10-13447     Mev     M        Rooi             10-16498
    Mnr     P        Van Der Westhuizen   10-13476     Mev     AM       De Beer          10-16508
    Mev     AF       Van Schalkwyk        10-13523     Mev     A        Keyser           10-16509
    Miss    VM       Ndlovu               10-13559     Mev     E        Labuschagne      10-16557
    Miss    Y        Pillay               10-13687     Miss    MME      Mohapeloa        10-16818
    Miss    S        Pillay               10-13691     Miss    M        Hanyane          10-16819
    Mev     CI       Espach               10-13702     Mrs     MM       Msimango         10-16825
    Mev     E        Franken              10-13853     Miss    TN       Nkosi            10-16844
    Mrs     MW       Jaca                 10-13870     Miss    LM       Mogagabe         10-16846
    Miss    A        Abdullah             10-13913     Ms      BG       Khumalo          10-16869
    Mrs     MA       Sibeko               10-13997     Mrs     HM       Kelly            10-16897
    Mev     R        Agenbag              10-14030     Miss    CS       Shabalala        10-16905
    Mrs     ME       Maja                 10-14138     Mr      MS       Nkewana          10-16948
    Mrs     MM       Mgojane              10-14142     Mrs     TC       Moosa            10-16983
    Ds      WC       Van Der Merwe        10-14155     Mev     L        Van Den Heever   10-16988
    Mev     CC       Roets                10-14176     Miss    VN       Zwane            10-16994
    Miss    GN       Khumalo              10-14215     Miss    J        Hastie           10-17135
    Mej     C        Rothmann             10-14265     Mr      RSM      Ntshingila       10-17196
    Mev     AL       Rademeyer            10-14298     Miss    TD       Ndungane         10-17203
    Mr      JD       Kgoedi               10-14344     Mev     C        Christiaans      10-17220
    Mev     M        Van Zyl              10-14404     Me      LA       Ferreira         10-17221
    Mev     CJ       Van Wyk              10-14432     Mej     EL       Du Preez         10-17332
    Mrs     JL       Kemilo               10-14499     Mrs     MP       Maduwane         10-17376
    Mev     JB       Apies                10-14562     Mev     H        Van Der Merwe    10-17391
    Miss    T        Mashabawe            10-14606     Miss    SA       Nkosi            10-17392
    Mrs     AL       Langa                10-14650     Mrs     TH       Ntombela         10-17403
    Miss    MN       Kekana               10-14675     Miss    ZG       Ndlovu           10-17430
    Mrs     NB       Masondo              10-14716     Mrs     R        Gounden          10-17453
    Ms      U        Govender             10-14745     Mrs     CM       Pretorius        10-17465
    Mrs     DV       Holele               10-14748     Mr      EL       Manzini          10-17540
    Mrs     R        Kanaye               10-14783     Mrs     ME       Mokoka           10-17555
    Mr      MG       Rich                 10-14806     Miss    MC       Monyai           10-17567
    Mrs     N        Dlamini              10-14915     Mrs     NP       Manaba           10-17582
    Ms      PT       Molope               10-14919     Mev     MD       Blanckenberg     10-17585
    Mrs     ND       Molomo               10-14944     Mr      MAE      Manne            10-17603
    Mev     FA       Kotze                10-15125     Miss    CB       Sharbel-Fahry    10-17647
    Mev     A        Matthee              10-15148     Miss    AS       Tsaagane         10-17689
    Mr      VT       Theron               10-15189     Miss    LM       Themba           10-17729
    Mrs     F        Gallie               10-15270     Mrs     TFC      Masimong         10-17744
    Mrs     RM       Magooa               10-15296     Mrs     LN       Khweni           10-17764
    Miss    NY       Ndunge               10-15347     Ms      TEH      Moche            10-17768
    Mrs     B        Theron               10-15365     Mev     M        Erlank           10-17784
    Mr      JJ       Marks                10-15400     Miss    N        Ntleki           10-17853
    Mev     BH       Bouwer               10-15415     Mrs     ME       Mhango           10-17874
    Mev     EM       Hentzen              10-15429     Mrs     LW       Thema            10-17875
    Ms      L        Mvimbi               10-15461     Mrs     T        Hartenberg       10-17996
    Ms      KB       Mogabudi             10-15470     Mr      LL       Moshani          10-18030
    Mrs     E        Petersen             10-15512     Mrs     F        Ismail           10-18108
    Ms      J        Lewin                10-15659     Mev     J        Neil             10-18115
    Mev     T        Jannasch             10-15672     Mev     A        Hattingh         10-18119
    Mev     GS       Els                  10-15711     Mrs     DM       Tlhone           10-18142
    Me      KS       Prinsloo             10-15731     Miss    KL       Saloner          10-18171
    Mev     M        Stok                 10-15740     Mej     AF       Pienaar          10-18193
    Mev     M        Marais               10-15788     Mrs     JZ       Nompula          10-18286
    Mej     AJ       Steenkamp            10-15809     Mej     M        Hobbs            10-18298
    Miss    S        Cachalia             10-15834     Mrs     SM       Sampson          10-18373
    Mev     S        Kapp                 10-15836     Mrs     C        Mothusi          10-18387
    Mev     JA       Boshoff              10-15837     Miss    K        Gounder          10-18410
    Mej     LC       Wessels              10-15937     Mrs     N        Nocanda          10-18424
    Miss    VBS      Mkaza                10-15941     Mrs     H        Varanden         10-18428
    Miss    Z        Mlata                10-15945     Miss    NF       Madide           10-18467
    Mrs     BX       Ngozwana             10-15947     Miss    ZN       Petse            10-18550
    Miss    R        Ishwardutt           10-16014     Mrs     LL       Putu             10-18554
    Miss    JM       Duncan               10-16018     Mrs     PP       Fihla            10-18561
    Mrs     BBN      Ngcobo               10-16039     Mr      K        Ndzengu          10-18563
    Miss    AMP      Rodriques            10-16045     Mrs     N        Matomela         10-18594
    Mr      TG       Vilakazi             10-16087     Mev     M        Vermaak          10-18605
    Miss    NSW      Masondo              10-16147     Miss    CL       Ratseane         10-18690
    Mrs     ZO       Dlamini              10-16187     Miss    S        Londa            10-18721
    Mrs     OD       Itumeleng            10-16210     Miss    FN       Ngidi            10-18811
    Mr      BP       Kubhayi              10-16371     Mej     K        Steer            10-18845

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        De-registered Social Workers (continued)
        Title   Intial   Surname          Reg No:    Title   Intial   Surname          Reg No:
        Mev     E        Roux             10-18929   Miss    NN       Nyawo            10-21801
        Miss    NC       Xaba             10-18974   Mrs     SS       Eastrace         10-21839
        Mr      RV       Khoza            10-19048   Miss    CR       Diale            10-21880
        Mr      W        Dubelekhwele     10-19092   Miss    ZT       Mbatha           10-21917
        Miss    P        Ramolehe         10-19132   Mr      MMA      Malgas           10-21964
        Mr      GF       Janit            10-19158   Mr      MD       Masithembi       10-21968
        Miss    N        Mdutyana         10-19186   Miss    N        Nguse            10-22025
        Miss    B        Magazi           10-19212   Miss    NB       Mkhabela         10-22099
        Miss    PM       Ngqondela        10-19226   Miss    V        Soxujwa          10-22112
        Miss    NP       Mbatha           10-19309   Miss    NP       Myedi            10-22181
        Miss    BK       Dlamini          10-19395   Miss    LA       August           10-22211
        Mej     J        Beyleveld        10-19417   Ms      H        Van Jaarsveld    10-22260
        Miss    NP       Lento            10-19449   Miss    C        Swart            10-22293
        Mrs     KA       Marishane        10-19463   Mev     V        Bloem            10-22324
        Mev     A        Bester           10-19472   Miss    JA       Hibbert          10-22380
        Mej     C        Burger           10-19475   Miss    MA       Mangena          10-22384
        Mrs     T        Ndindwa          10-19416   Miss    KNC      Mosenogi         10-22401
        Mnr     F        Mostert          10-19523   Miss    GMK      Mookodi          10-22546
        Mej     HM       Du Plessis       10-19561   Mr      W        Tsatsawane       10-22578
        Mr      ZH       Mxalisa          10-19584   Miss    SS       Motladiile       10-22651
        Mrs     NF       Mhletywa         10-19612   Miss    VC       Totsholo         10-22683
        Miss    DC       Mkhize           10-19681   Mr      SZ       Tayo             10-22688
        Miss    F        Jawula           10-19690   Mr      MM       Lekoadu          10-22698
        Miss    NM       Lalamani         10-19702   Miss    KP       Makhoba          10-22719
        Miss    RV       Pedinyane        10-19760   Miss    MP       Mokonoto         10-22783
        Mrs     MJ       Mtshaki          10-19761   Miss    PP       Makeba           10-22834
        Miss    KS       Mothibi          10-19809   Ms      N        Holose           10-22838
        Mrs     FT       Nyewe            10-19826   Ms      Ns       Shirinda         10-22888
        Mrs     ZL       Mtolo            10-19847   Miss    B        Mhlongo          10-22919
        Miss    LJ       Machacha         10-19857   Miss    HN       Thobejane        10-22944
        Mr      T        Mphahlele        10-19866   Miss    N        Ncera            10-22993
        Mev     H        De Wet           10-19927   Miss    NI       Hlengwa          10-23049
        Miss    TM       Khumalo          10-19930   Miss    H        Ronald           10-23057
        Miss    VBN      Buwa             10-19951   Miss    TM       Molete           10-23067
        Mr      BG       Sithole          10-20036   Miss    A        Kaprie           10-23069
        Miss    NA       Ndlovu           10-20068   Mr      TL       Mogaladi         10-23070
        Mej     AC       Williams         10-20069   Miss    AC       Walker           10-23129
        Mej     MJ       Britz            10-20104   Miss    G        Canham           10-23181
        Miss    Z        Zulu             10-20154   Ms      L        George           10-23421
        Miss    SJ       Bates            10-20160   Miss    NW       Kabini           10-23489
        Mev     M        Van Biljon       10-20181   Miss    A        Nkomonye         10-23497
        Miss    TP       Radebe           10-20216   Mr      ESM      Mfetane          10-23545
        Mrs     P        Giwu             10-20224   Miss    MP       Ngobeni          10-23556
        Ms      NR       Mokoena          10-20252   Miss    KP       Beyers           10-23562
        Miss    RS       Mngadi           10-20262   Mr      SH       Qinela           10-23615
        Miss    CH       Williams         10-20264   Miss    N        Somdaka          10-23630
        Mej     D        Reynders         10-20269   Mej     IM       Wessels          10-23639
        Mrs     BK       Siwani           10-20409   Mr      WH       Hawa             10-23656
        Miss    F        Abrahams         10-20423   Miss    GC       Giovannini       10-23667
        Miss    KF       Msimango         10-20467   Mej     LC       Jansen           10-23677
        Mrs     H        Doubell          10-20485   Mr      RW       Motokwe          10-23688
        Miss    SJ       Sojola           10-20549   Mr      MF       Mavuso           10-23726
        Mr      ZP       Tafeni           10-20582   Miss    B        Nokeke           10-23729
        Mr      FH       Mkhatshwa        10-20624   Miss    N        Ismail           10-23744
        Miss    TY       Moila            10-20626   Miss    CR       Mashilo          10-23758
        Miss    ME       Thobejane        10-20643   Miss    ZS       Mthembu          10-23768
        Miss    MJ       Moloto           10-20697   Miss    N        Ndeleni          10-23791
        Mev     AS       Eicker           10-20715   Miss    SP       Goba             10-23848
        Miss    NP       Ngobese          10-20756   Miss    KS       Visser           10-23880
        Mej     A        Cronje           10-20787   Miss    KS       Masebe           10-23911
        Mev     T        Van Der Merwe    10-20892   Miss    ARI      Mucavele         10-23916
        Miss    JH       Khanyeza         10-21031   Miss    NE       Ndzule           10-23932
        Miss    NB       Mayisa           10-21032   Mr      TM       Marshall         10-23941
        Mej     SS       Jacobs           10-21117   Miss    L        Mngqushu         10-23953
        Miss    MJ       Malefane         10-21198   Miss    NE       Manamela         10-23998
        Miss    EM       Mkhize           10-21200   Miss    C        Derby            10-24007
        Mr      SM       Maleka           10-21329   Mrs     TY       Diamond          10-24034
        Miss    M        Ntsangane        10-21356   Mrs     EM       Ferguson         10-24038
        Miss    NW       Khambule         10-21362   Mrs     L        Naidoo           10-24075
        Ms      MM       Seletisha        10-21370   Miss    G        Munyai           10-24114
        Miss    KJ       Kuaho            10-21423   Miss    MVE      Johannes         10-24128
        Miss    XZ       Ndingaye         10-21528   Mrs     ME       Mokebe           10-24142
        Miss    K        Scheepers        10-21562   Miss    B        Ndala            10-24161
        Miss    NH       Mzobe            10-21630   Miss    ZN       Mcoyi            10-24199
        Mej     M        Vermeulen        10-21655   Ms      ML       Miller           10-24227
        Miss    N        Bolotina         10-21707   Ms      HP       Ncala            10-24230
        Miss    L        Appasamy         10-21735   Mr      GD       Taljaard         10-24510
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                                                                                               Professional Conduct
Remember that it is your responsibility to inform the                          attendance of their staff. Press releases were also sent to
Council of any change of postal details within three                           various sources. The number of social workers who
months, and to ensure that you reflect your Council                            received the training per province is as follows:
Registration Number correctly on the bank deposit slip
as a reference when you make payment. If you paid, but                         Province                        Total attendance

are one of the many who do not reflect their council                           Eastern Cape                    1365
registration details on the bank deposit slip, please                          Free State                      711
forward a copy of such proof with your submission to                           Gauteng                         2350
the Registrar. (See p 15.)
                                                                               KwaZulu-Natal                   1622

                                                                               Limpopo                         494

 C o d e o f E t h ic s: A Su m m a r y of W or ks h o ps h e ld i n 2 0 0 8   Northern Cape                   246

                                                                               North West                      419

                                                                               Mpumalanga                      591
Background and implementation of the project
                                                                               Western Cape                    1123
In April 2006, this Council provided a handbook called
Policy Guidelines for Course of Conduct, Code of Ethics                        Total                           8921
and the Rules for Social Workers to all social workers,
social auxiliary workers and student social workers. This                      Table 1 : Geographical distribution per province
booklet was the result of extensive research and the cost
to publish and distribute it was for the account of the

However, from reports, complaints and queries handled
at the Council, it was evident that social workers needed
to view this booklet in line with their daily professional
practice and responsibilities.

Council then initiated workshops within the sector on a
limited scale, since the available human resources within
the relevant division in the Council could not facilitate
such workshops on a more comprehensive scale. The                              In effect, 8 921 persons (or 64%) of the target audience
workshops were offered free of charge to the                                   (comprising 12 000 social workers and social auxiliary
constituency. The quality of the workshops was of a high                       workers and 2 000 students) on the database received the
standard and accreditation with five CPD points was                            presentation.
received and given to all attendants by means of a CPD
                                                                               Attendants at the workshops had to complete and submit
certificate issued by the Council as the service provider.
                                                                               evaluation forms, which guided the Council on the
                                                                               content of the workshops, the need for such workshops
However, the demand for these workshops grew, with                             and facilitation and presentation by the trainers.
the Council not being able to meet this demand on its                          All evaluation forms are available at the Council for
own. Hence, a project plan was devised to reach the                            perusal. Of the 8 000 evaluation forms received, an
entire sector in all nine provinces by means of                                overwhelming 97% complimented the Council on this
workshops held from July–September 2008. Donor                                 initiative, and also indicated support for future projects
funding was obtained for the implementation of the                             of this nature in view of the professional development
project and two experienced service providers were                             this initiative of the Council fostered.
appointed to conduct a total of 48 workshops nationally.
In terms of the project plan, invitations were posted to                       To consolidate learning, an assignment was designed
every person on the Council’s database. In addition,                           around the ethical code. Only 81 persons took the time
notices were sent to employers repeatedly to facilitate                        to complete the assignment. The CPD certificates of
                                                                               South African Council for Social Service Professions

     Professional Conduct
     those who submitted assignments will be finalised                        2. Social Worker: Helen Thania Madzibane (10-
     shortly                                                                     16245; Case Number S109)
                                                                                 At a professional conduct inquiry held against Ms
     Concluding comments                                                         Hellen Thania Madzibane (Council Registration
     From feedback received from the field, there is no doubt                    Number: 10-16245) on 11 June 2008 in Pretoria, the
     that these workshops were not only very well received,                      defendant (Ms Madzibane) pleaded guilty to the five
     but also beneficial to all social service professionals who                 charges brought against her by the Professional
     attended. Queries about more workshops of a similar                         Conduct Committee. These charges related to the
     nature are still being received on a weekly basis.                          contravention of 3(2),3(3), 3(4), 4(2) and 4(4) of the
                                                                                 Rules in terms of section 27 of the Act in the
     However, with any project of such magnitude, there are                      performance of her professional duties as a social
     bound to be some complaints from the sector and                             worker in private practice in that she charged
     complaints ranging from delays in receiving invitations                     individual consultation rates whereas group sessions
     to the non-provision of refreshments at the workshop                        were conducted.
     were, indeed, received.
                                                                                 Penalty: The defendant was fined an amount of R5
     We cannot allow ourselves to be derailed by these                           000    per     charge,   which    amounted      to
     challenges, or shy away from the importance of                              R25 000, payable in instalments of R1 000 per
     practising in an ethically competent manner in all                          month from 01 August 2008. Failure to make
     spheres of social work. Our professional practise has a                     payments would result in the immediate removal of
     direct bearing on service delivery, making a mark on a                      her name from the Register. In addition, the
     profession the values and integrity of which we                             defendant had to attend and show proof of
     collectively strive to uphold and protect.                                  attendance of the training workshop on “Policy
                                                                                 Guidelines for Course of Conduct and the Rules for
                                                                                 Social Workers”.

       R e ce n t P r of ess ion al Con du c t I nq u i ri es c om p let ed   3. Social Worker: Mrs Heila Magdalena Van
                                                                                 Staden (10-05196; Case Number: S110)
                                                                                 At a professional conduct inquiry held against Mrs
     1. Social Worker: Melina Mmabotsha Motswaledi                               Heila Magdalena van Staden (Council Registration
        (10-08693; Case Number: S108)                                            Number: 10-05196) on 21 October 2008, Mrs Van
        At a professional conduct inquiry held against                           Staden pleaded guilty to the contravention of 3(2)
        Melina      Mmabotsha         Motswaledi      (Council                   and 3(3) of the Rules in terms of the Act, relating to
        Registration Number: 10-08693), and completed on                         failure to report a matter of child abuse to the
        15 January 2009 in Pretoria, the defendant (Ms                           relevant authorities in her professional duties as a
        Motswaledi) was found guilty on four charges of                          social worker.
        unprofessional conduct relating to the contravention
        of 3(1), 3(2), 3(3), 3(4) and 4(5) of the Rules in terms                 Penalty: The registration of Mrs Van Staden was
        of section 27 of the Social Service Professions Act,                     suspended for a period of three months, which, in
        Act 110 of 1978, as amended (and hereafter referred                      turn, was suspended for six months on condition
        to as the Act) in the performance of her professional                    that, within that six months, the respondent obtained
        duties as a social worker relating to the removal of a                   a letter from either the national or the regional office
        minor child into foster care without authorisation and                   of Child Welfare SA confirming the respondent’s
        failure to keep a record of actions (relating to said                    access to the necessary guideline or protocol in
        matter).                                                                 respect of a (social worker’s) responsibility in the
                                                                                 protection of children. In addition, the respondent
         Penalty: In terms of section 22(1)(b), read with                        were to forward a letter to the Council, indicating
         subsection (1A)(ii) of the Act, the registration of                     that she had acquainted herself with the guidelines
         Melina Mmabotsha Motswaledi was suspended for a                         and protocol dealing with the protection of children.
         period of one year. The execution of the penalty
         further suspended for a period of five years on the                  4. Social Worker: Helen Thania Madzibane
         conditions as specified.                                                (10-16245; Case Number S111)
                                                                                 At a professional conduct inquiry held against
South African Council for Social Service Professions

                                                                                  Professional Conduct
   Ms Hellen Thania Madzibane (Council Registration                   Angel Lindokuhle Langa (Council Registration
   Number: 10-16245) on 08 October 2008, Ms                           Number: 10-14650) on 21 October 2008, Ms Langa
   Madzibane pleaded guilty to two charges of                         pleaded guilty to 13 charges of contravening 3(1),
   contravening 3(2), 3(3) and 3(4) of the rules in terms             3(3) and 3(4) of the rules as indicated in the Act,
   of the Act relating to the submission of claims to a               relating to, among others, the dishonest placement of
   medical aid society for services rendered whereas                  minor children in foster care and/or to obtain foster
   such services were not rendered as indicated.                      care grants.

   Penalty: The registration of Helen Thania                          Penalty: Ms Langa’s registration with this Council
   Madzibane was cancelled for a period of two years                  was cancelled for a period of three years with
   with immediate effect.                                             immediate effect.

   Appeal: It is noted that the social worker concerned           6. Social Worker: Mrs Francinah Mosumu Pheto
   lodged a Notice of Appeal with the Registrar, which               (10-12232; Case Number: S113)
   was also forwarded to the Office of the Minister of               At a professional conduct inquiry held against Mrs
   Social Development for further procedures to be                   Francinah Mosumu Pheto (Council Registration
   followed in line with the Guidelines and Procedures               Number: 10-12232) on 16 April 2009, Mrs Pheto
   for Appeal Hearings. The appellant subsequently                   pleaded guilty to two counts of contravening 3(3) of
   withdrew the application. .                                       the rules in terms of the Act relating to dishonesty.

5. Social Worker: Angel Lindokuhle Langa                              Penalty: Mrs Pheto was fined R10 000 payable in
   (10-14650; Case Number S112)                                       installments of R1 000 per month, and was instructed
   At a professional conduct inquiry held against Ms                  to attend one of the workshops on the ethical code
                                                                      for social workers offered by the Council.
                                                                                     LAUNCH OF FURTHER WORKSHOPS ON THE

                                                                 29 January 2009 will be remembered as a memorable day in the h

                                                                       n t Cod of Ethi
                                    L a u n c h o f W o r k s h o p s othath eday, enationalc sorganizations   represented mainly by manage
                                                                 profession gathered to acknowledge the importance of promoting
                                                                 workers, social auxiliary workers and student social workers.
29 January 2009 will be remembered as a memorable
day in the history of the social work sector. On that day,
national organizations represented mainly by managers,
directors and academics in the profession gathered to
acknowledge the importance of promoting ethical
practices amongst all social workers, social auxiliary
workers and student social workers.

The SACSSP hosted the event and Ms Marilyn
Setlalentoa, President of the SACSSP; Professor
Antoinette Lombard of the Professional Board for
Social Work; and Mr Corrie Smit, the Chief Executive
Officer of the Health and Welfare Sector Education and
Training Authority (HWSETA) made presentations.
They all pledged their support and applauded the                  F.l.t.r: Prof A Lombard (Chairperson BSW), Mr C Smit (HWSETA)
                                                                  Ms BM Setlalentsa (President:SACSSP), Mrs IV Smith (Registrar)
Professional Board for Social Work for this initiative.
                                                                 The SACSSP hosted the event and Ms Marilyn Setlalentoa, Pr
All leaders who attended the launch recognized that
unethical practices on the part of a few practitioners            The HWSETA .provided the funding for Board for A
                                                                 Antoinette Lombard of the Professional this project.Social Work; and
impacted on the integrity of the profession as a whole.           register of attendance, detailing names, identity
                                                                 Officer of the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Tr
                                                                 presentations. They all pledged their support and applauded the Pr
                                                                 this initiative. All leaders who attended the launch recognised that un
                                                                 practitioners impacted on the integrity of the profession as a whole.
         workers, social auxiliary workers and student social workers.

                                                                      South African Council for Social Service Professions
     The SACSSP hosted the event and Ms Marilyn Setlalentoa, President of the SACSSP; Professor
     Antoinette Lombard of the Professional Board for Social Work; and Mr Corrie Smit, the Chief Executive
       Professional Conduct
     Officer of the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) made
     presentations. They all pledged their support and applauded the Professional Board for Social Work for
                                                                    Exact unethical practices on be part of
     this initiative. All leaders who attended the launch recognised thatdates and venues are yet to thefinalized. a few
       numbers, council registration numbers, gender,
       disability and race is required by our funders for         However, the following preliminary dates for each
     practitioners impacted on the integrity of the profession as a whole.
                                                                               President of the SACSSP; Professor
         The SACSSP hosted the event and Ms Marilyn Setlalentoa,province may be diarised:
       accountability purposes.
                                                                  Eastern Cape:                 17-21 August 2009
                                                                                    31 Corrie Smit, the Chief Executive
         Antoinette Lombard of the Professional Board for Social Work; and Mr August-04 September 2009
                                                                  Free State:
                                                                  Gauteng:                     05-09 October 2009
         Officer of the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) made
                                                                  KwaZulu-Natal:            02-06 November 2009
         presentations. They all pledged their support and applauded the Professional Board for Social Work for
                                                                  Limpopo:                  16-20 November 2009
                                                                                              01-05 February part
                                                                  Mpumalanga: unethical practices on the 2010 of a few
         this initiative. All leaders who attended the launch recognised that
                                                                  Northern Cape:                 01-05 March 2010
                                                                   as a whole.
         practitioners impacted on the integrity of the professionNorth West:                    15-19 March 2010
                                                                  Western Cape:                   12-16 April 2010

               Representatives of the non-governmental sector

      The theme for the workshops is maintaining minimum
      standards in the ethical the funding for workers,
     The HWSETA .provided practice of social this project register of attendance, detailing names, identity
      social auxiliary workers and student social workers.
     numbers, council registration numbers, gender, disability and race is required by our funders for
      The SACSSP purposes.
     accountability has already commenced with workshops
      for 4th year the work students maintaining
     The theme forsocial workshops was at universitiesminimum standards in the ethical practice of social
      countrywide to promote and support professional
      practice in an auxiliary workers and manner in the
     workers, social ethical and professional student social workers.
                                                                            Representatives of the government sector
                                                                 These workshops attendance, detailing Continuing
        The HWSETA .provided the funding for this project register of are accredited as a part of names, identity
      The SACSSP intends conducting further workshops in         Professional Development (CPD). All persons attending
                                                                  disability and their full duration, by receive free
        numbers, council registration numbers, gender, the workshops forrace is required will our funders for
      all nine provinces from August 2009 to April 2010.
      Attendance will be free for all social workers, social     CPD points.
        accountability purposes.
      auxiliary workers, social work managers and
        The theme for the workshops was SACSSP
      supervisors. It is, however, regretted that themaintaining minimum standards in the ethical practice of social
                                                                 Volunteers required to serve on task teams
      will not be able to carry the cost of attendants’          To reach all social workers in the various provinces and
        workers, social auxiliary workers and student socialregions countrywide, volunteers are needed to serve on
      refreshments, travel and accommodation because of
      financial constraints.                                     task teams in the provinces to support and promote the
                                                                 project in the sector. Should you want to be a part of
                                                                 these teams, e-mail your contact details (name,
                                                                 geographical region, contact telephone number, and e-
                                                                 mail address) to’ marked ‘Task

                                                                     So, be a part of the action and advance your
                                                                     commitment to ethical practice in all areas of social
                                                                     work. You are once again urged to report unethical
                                                                     practices and root out corruption and malpractices!

                                                                       For more information on the SACSSP, log onto
                                                             ; or email
              Representatives of academic and training intitutions

     The SACSSP has already commenced with workshops for 4th year social work students at universities
     countrywide to promote and support professional practice in an ethical and professional manner in the

     The SACSSP intends conducting further workshops in all nine provinces from August 2009 to April 2010.
South African Council for Social Service Professions


                                                          CATTS TRAINING – 2009
    TRAINING                                                                DATES                              FEES
    Child sexual abuse – An Introduction                                    20 February 2009                   R 400
    The Witness to “Violence Interview”                                     26 & 27 March 2009                 R 575
    Traumatic Incident Reduction                                            30 March – 3 April 2009            R1 800
    Risk Assessment and Child Protection Issues                             22 May 2009 – R400                 R 400
    Play Therapy and Counselling Skills                                     18 & 19 June 2009 - R              R 800
    Therapeutic work with children                                          15, 16 & 17 July 2009              R1 200
    Courageous Therapy working with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse   13 & 14 August 2009                R 800
    Children who sexually Abuse other Children                              28 August 2009                     R 400
    Assessment and treatment of the Sex Offender                            14 – 18 September 2009             R1 800
    The Rape and Sexual Penetration of Infants and Toddlers                 09 October 2009                    R 400
    Training for Supervisors                                                21, 22 & 23 October 2009           R1 200
                                                    Venue: Edura House, 41 Fox Street Johannesburg
                                               Contact person: Bridget Mogale, (011) 298-8500/8510

                    JUSS CONNECTIONS                                                   National Social Work
                      CK 2006/192902/23                                                     Conference
                                                                               The Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions
                         PR No: 0311138
                                                                               [ASASWEI] and the National Association of Social Workers, South Africa
    CPD ACCREDITED                                                             [NASW-SA] proudly invite you to their ground-breaking FIRST joint
    Pre-test and Post-test Counselling (HIV/AIDS)                              national conference. Join us at the exquisite Champagne Sports Resort
    (10 day short learning program)                                            nestled in the magnificent Drakensberg Mountain, KZN from 14 – 16
    Stress Management Workshop                                                 October 2009
    (2 day workshop)                                                           For details visit our website: or
    Above workshops for Social Workers, Social Auxiliary Workers,              contact Carmen Fritzgerald or Jacqui Klopper
    Health care workers and Lay counselors who would like to                   e-mail: or Fax 0880319144322 [Please
    specialize in HIV Voluntary Counselling and testing programs.              use this complete number]

    Presenter: Mrs. S. Sewduth (Vijay) BA(Social Work),
    MA(HIV/AIDS), Social Worker in Private Practice, presently                              Payment of annual membership fees – NASW-SA
    involved in Training and Development. Registered Assessor,                 Social workers, student social workers and social auxiliary workers are
                                                                               reminded to pay their annual membership fees to the NASW-SA. Payment
    Moderator and Facilitator with various SETA’s
                                                                               is due as from 01 April 2009. Members of the Association are kindly
    Other workshops available – Employee Assistance Programs and               requested NOT to pay any membership fees of the Association into the
                                                                               bank account of the SACSSP or fees payable to the Council into the
    Wellness Programs                                                          bank account of the NASW-SA. The bank details of the NASW-SA are:

    Contact: 0836822286                                                        Bank: ABSA
    Email:                                                  Account number: 4071755383                                                  Branch: Hatfield

                                                                             South African Council for Social Service Professions

          The following post-graduate degree courses and accredited short courses will be offered by the
                    Social Work Division of the North-West University: Potchefstroom in 2010

                                                     MSW DEGREE BY DISSERTATION
     Duration: Minimum of one year and a maximum of three years.
     Modules: Research is done on a theme of the student’s own choice in one of the following broad fields: Crime, HIV/AIDS, Poverty,
     the Improvement of Social Service Delivery Systems, Marriage and Family Dynamics.
     Research report: The report may be submitted in the form of a thesis or in article format.
     Enquiries: Prof Pedro Rankin Email: Tel: 018-2991679

     Duration: Minimum of two years and a maximum of three years
     Nature of the course: This is a highly specialised course and is designed to enable social workers to practice on an advanced
     level as expert witnesses in court cases concerning children
     Compulsory modules: Child Assessment, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Trauma Assessment and the Investigation Process, Report
     Writing and the Social Worker as Expert Witness, Social Work Research.
     Enquiries: Dr Cornelia Wessels Email: Tel: 018-2991683

                                 STRUCTURED MSW DEGREE IN CHILD PROTECTION (MSWCP)
     Duration: Minimum of two years and a maximum of three years
     Nature of the course: This is a specialised course and is designed to enable social workers to practice on an advanced level on
     the micro-, mezzo- and macro fields of child protection in South Africa
     Programme modules: Child Protection as a Field of Service, Children as Vulnerable Groups, Social Work Intervention in the
     Child Protection Field, Substitute Care in South Africa, Social Work Research, Dissertation on a selected topic of your choice in the
     Child Protection Field
     Enquiries: Prof P Rankin Email: Tel: 018-2991679

     Duration: Minimum of two years and a maximum of five years
     Enquiries: Prof Herman Strydom (Chair) E-mail:              Tel: 018-2991677
           Closing date for post-graduate courses: 30 September 2009. Students will undergo a selection process.

                                              ACCREDITED SHORT COURSES (FOR 2009/2010)
      Supervision: An Alliance for                                                               Social Work Management and
              Excellence                                Forensic Interviewing                           Administration
     Themes include:                            Themes include:                                Themes include:
       The functions of supervision               Dynamics and impact of sexual abuse            Challenges and opportunities
       The transition from social worker to       Identification and analysis of problem         The management of change
       supervisor                                 areas                                          Quality assurance
       Contemporary issues in social work         Conducting a forensic interview and            Strategic and operational planning
       supervision                                document information                           Responsible leadership
       The process in individual and group        The social worker as an expert witness in      Monitoring and evaluation
       supervision                                court cases.                                   Report writing
            8 Credits (NQF Level 8)                        8 Credits (NQF Level 8)                       8 Credits (NQF Level 8)
     For further information:                   For further information:                       For further information:
     Prof Pedro Rankin (018-2991679)            Dr Cornelia Wessels (018 2991683)              Dr Alida Herbst (018-299-1675)                      

        Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 2520
        Tel: (018) 299-1111 • Fax: (018) 299-2799

     The Editor and the SACSSP do not accept any liability for damages resulting from any advertisements published in this Newsletter.

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