Partnerships and Collaborations


Our Department has 21 full-time staff members: 12 social work lecturers, seven criminology lecturers and two administrative officers. The practical and professional training of our social work students are being done under the supervision of nine practice lecturers.

We place a strong emphasis on integration of theoretical and practical training and have the facilities to conduct laboratory sessions to achieve this. This includes a well-equipped play therapy unit, video equipment, a one-way mirror studio, facilities for individual and group work sessions and modern electronic equipment for our staff. Students are divided into small groups for their practical training. The demographic position of the University makes it readily accessible to the welfare organisations where students are placed for their practical training.

Our Department collaborates with partners in training from many institutions and disciplines. Some of our partners and alliances include:

  • Business Against Crime
  • Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
  • CSIR Crime Prevention Centre
  • Human Sciences Research Council
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Inter Trauma Nexus
  • Institute for Security Studies
  • National Institute for Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation of Offenders (NICRO)
  • People Opposed To Woman Abuse (POWA)
  • Pretoria Academic Hospital
  • Pretoria Child Welfare Society
  • Restorative Justice Centre
  • Christian Social Council
  • Stabiles Centre
  • South African Council for Social Service Professions
  • South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (SANCA)
  • South African Police Service (SAPS)
  • Suid Afrikaanse Vrouefederasie (SAVF)
  • The Careways Group
  • Tracy Harper & Associates
  • Weskoppies Hospital


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