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  • UP celebrates World Social Work Day 2023!

    Posted on April 12, 2023

    This year, World Social Work Day (WSWD2023) fell on South Africa’s Human Rights Day, 21 March. To celebrate the occasion, the Social Work and Criminology Department at the University of Pretoria (UP) organised three separate events between 17-28 March 2023 that broadly addressed the theme...

  • In stressful times we need strong and responsive families

    Posted on June 25, 2021

    During the past 14 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused most families to experience immense stress. Families and communities have been, and continue to be exposed to changes, such as having to work from home, the closing of child care centres and home schooling. Social distancing has caused...

  • Why a human-centred shift matters for those studying Social Work

    Posted on May 13, 2021

    Humans are resilient and have adapted to sudden and unexpected events such as COVID-19. And, as is characteristic of our work, the Department of Social Work and Criminology responded quickly and shifted our academic course work and practical community work to virtual platforms.

  • Celebrating World Social Work Day: 16 March 2021

    Posted on March 19, 2021

    On 16 March 2021, social work academics and students joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Social Work Day (WSWD) with the theme ‘Ubuntu: Strengthening social solidarity and global connectivity’.

  • Students from Social Work and Criminology rise to the Jerusalema dance challenge

    Posted on November 27, 2020

    This year, first-year students from the Department of Social Work and Criminology heeded President Ramaphosa’s call to participate in the Jerusalema challenge. They were encouraged to do so by their Criminology lecturer, Professor Booyens, who felt that it would be effective to keep the...

  • UP professor awarded Fulbright scholarship to study perceptions of the role of female police officers in the US

    Posted on May 06, 2020

    The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Professor Christiaan Bezuidenhout from the Faculty of Humanities has been selected as a principal candidate for the Fulbright South African Research Scholar Program (SARSP) for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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