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Strengthening social development to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

When: Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:15:00

Fezile Ndebele  at 011 717 4472


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Professor Leila Patel from the University of Johannesburg will deliver the annual Professor Edwell Kaseke Memorial Lecture.

Despite the adoption of the social development approach to social welfare and social work by the International Association of Schools of Social Work in 2014, there is still much contestation about the approach particularly as it relates to social and economic development. Drawing on evidence and lessons from how social development ideas are being implemented around the world, pointers are provided for future action and in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in low and middle-income countries. 

The lecture is hosted by the School of Human and Community Development and the Department of Social Work.

About Edwell Kaseke

The 28th of August 2017 will always be remembered as a sad day in the history of Social Work in Zimbabwe and in South Africa, as the profession lost Professor Edwell Kaseke following a battle with cancer. At the time of his death, Professor Edwell Kaseke was Head of the Social Work Department in the School of Human and Community Development at University of the Witwatersrand. He is internationally recognised for the significant role he played in Social Work and Social Development. A memorial lecture is held on an annual basis to keep his legacy alive.


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