Minister of Social Development Ms Lindiwe Zulu recently appointed North-West University (NWU) academic Dr Elizabeth Smit as member of the Professional Board for Social Work at the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP).
Dr Smit, the deputy director in the School of Psychosocial Health in the Faculty of Humanities, says her appointment for a period of five years comes after a nomination process early in May.
“Most of the social workers supported my nomination, and the local Department of Social Development office also rallied behind me.
“I am grateful to all who voted for me and for believing that I will make a meaningful contribution.”
She says her main role will be to represent social workers and the social work profession in the country.
“I am appointed as a member of the Professional Board for Social Work in accordance with section 2 of the Social Services Professions no 110 of 1978, with the aim to set and maintain standards of education and practice of the social services profession,” she adds.
More about the SACSSP
The South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) is the regulatory body entrusted to set and maintain standards of education and practice of the social service professionals (social work and child and youth care work) in the South Africa. It is an autonomous and financially independent statutory body, established in terms of section 2 of Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978.
Dr Elizabeth Smit