Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work strives to promote the ideals of democracy, social transformation and social justice. We aim to practically apply the fundamental principle of the University of South Africa’s mission, namely to be “in service of humanity”. Our teaching strives towards academic excellence and relevance congruent with the ethos of the profession of Social Work and within the parameters of the Act on Social Service Professions (Act 110 of 1978 as amended). Our training is student-centred, supportive and empowering in nature.

Social work offers many opportunities for professional and personal development and can be employed in different government deartments, non-governmental organisations, faith and community-based organisations, rehabilitation centres and child and youth care centres, amongst others.

Our goal is to ensure that we produce quality graduates who are proactive global citizens and show a deep sense of appreciation and understanding of both the local and global social and economic issues.

Contact us

The Department of Social Work's offices are in the Theo van Wijk Building, Muckleneuk Campus.

General enquiries:

  • 012 429 3871
  • 012 429 6744

Fax number: 012 429-6973

Mail should be addressed to: 
(Lecturer's name)
Dept of Social Work
PO Box 392
UNISA  0003

Last modified: 2023/08/07