Transforming Social Work Services in South Africa: Perspectives of NPO Managers

Leila Patel, Jeanette Schmid, Tessa Hochfeld

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The demise of apartheid in South Africa in 1994 resulted in large-scale change in the welfare system in relation to both magnitude and substance. This article provides a firsthand account of managers' experiences and perspectives of the management of transformation in nonprofit organizations delivering social work services in South Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-230
Number of pages19
JournalAdministration in Social Work
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


  • South Africa
  • change management
  • developmental social welfare
  • nonprofit organizations
  • transformation of welfare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health (social science)
  • Public Administration


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