South Africa and Post-industrialism: Developmental Social Welfare – A Policy Framework for Social Services with Children

Chapter

In 1994, the first elected democratic government committed itself to rebuilding the deeply divided South African society. This was no easy task, given the post-apartheid government’s inheritance of “one of the most unequal societies in the world upon ascending to office in 1994” (Binza, 2006: 491). The challenge for the new government was to rejuvenate the growth of the economy so that it could generate jobs and provide social relief for the poor, thereby uplifting socioeconomic standards in the black communities (Binza, 2006).

Keywords

Migration Mold Income Expense Smit 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social Work and CriminologyUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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