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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Venter, Maryke Elisabet
Email maryke@heartbeat.org.za
URN etd-04162004-105708
Document Title Die impak van die finansiŽle beleid vir ontwikkelingsgerigte maatskaplike welsyn (1999) op maatskaplike dienslewering in Atteridgeville (Afrikaans)
Degree MSD (Social Development and Policy)
Department Social Work
Advisor Name Title
Prof A Lombard
  • beleidsanalise
  • Atteridgeville
  • financing policy
  • finansiŽle beleid
  • The White Paper for Social Services (1997)
  • Witskrif vir Maatskaplike Ontwikkeling (1997)
  • transformation
  • impak en evaluasie van maatskaplike dienste
  • transformasie
  • ontwikkelingsgerigte maatskaplike welsyn
  • maatskaplike dienslewering
  • empowerment
  • bemagtiging
  • impact and evaluation of social services
  • social services
  • maatskaplike diensleweraars
  • policy analysis
Date 2003-10-08
Availability unrestricted
The White Paper for Social Services (1997) is the foundation upon which the transformation of social services is built. In order to assist organizations in the paradigm shift which has to be made from the remedial approach to a developmental approach in the rendering of social services, the Financing Policy for Developmental Social Welfare Services was implemented in 1999.

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact of the Financing Policy (1999) on the social services of a particular community, Atteridgeville in the Gauteng Province.

In order to research the impact of the Financing Policy (1999) on the social services in the above mentioned community this study used both social workers and members of the community as respondents. Eight social workers of Non- governmental Organisations (NGOs) as well as twenty four members of the community participated in the study. Data was collected both quantitatively and qualitatively.

The findings of the research showed that, although social workers in Atteridgeville endorse the principles of the Financing Policy (1999) the principles are not clearly discernible in the services rendered in the community. Although social workers are very positive about implementation of the Financing Policy (1999), research showed quite clearly that social services rendered in the community focus primarily on statutory services and not on prevention or early intervention.

The primary recommendation of this study is that the Department of Social Development take cognicance of the limitations in the implementation of the Financing Policy (1999) as indicated by this study. This knowledge can be implemented in processes being used to reformulate the Financing Policy (1999) as is currently being done.

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