Promoting Healthy Human Relationships in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Social Work and Social Development Perspectives

Editors: Noyoo, Ndangwa (Ed.)

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  • Focuses uniquely on promoting healthy human relationships that resonate across the globe
  • Features cross-cutting themes that touch on various facets of human well-being
  • Anchors healthy human relationships via social work and social development praxis yet this focus is still novel in the literature in these areas
  • Proffers analyses and discussions from the global south
  • Is a South African, Southern African, and African text
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This is the first book that examines healthy human relationships in post-apartheid South Africa. In contemporary South Africa, human relationships are under considerable threat. Despite the 1994 commitment to an inclusive and human-rights-based democracy, human relationships remain strained. Bearing in mind South Africa's tortuous and divisive past, this book brings to light many issues, prospects and challenges with regard to the promotion of healthy human relationships after apartheid ended. 

Social work and social development perspectives are central to the issues that are raised in this volume. The profession of social work has always championed the centrality of human relationships, being less interested in the internal functioning of people and more interested in their interpersonal functioning within broader structures and forces, including social justice, building people's strengths and capabilities, anti-discrimination, diversity and empowerment.

This edited book is based on select papers presented at a social work conference in 2019 that was co-hosted by the Department of Social Development at the University of Cape Town and the Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions. In the chapters, the contributors offer some solutions to the ubiquitous societal ills that emanate from either corrosive or broken human relationships:

  • Resurgent racism in post-apartheid South Africa and the need to promote healthy human relationships
  • Promoting healthy human relationships with sub-Saharan African immigrants and South Africans
  • Promoting family and human relationships in a traumatised society
  • Social policy, social welfare, social security and legislation in promoting healthy human relationships in post-apartheid South Africa
  • Social protection as a tool to promote healthy human relationships in South Africa

Promoting Healthy Human Relationships in Post-Apartheid South Africa is an essential resource for an international audience of scholars, policy-makers, and social work and social development practitioners, legislators and students.


About the authors

Ndangwa Noyoo, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Social Development at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. Previously, he worked for the University of Johannesburg as an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and before that, for the South African Government, as a Senior Social Policy Specialist/Chief Director in the National Department of Social Development (DSD). Prior to this, Dr. Noyoo was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has published widely in the areas of social policy, social development and related fields, in the context of Africa and Southern Africa, in particular. Ndangwa Noyoo has also presented papers at various symposia in Africa and abroad. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of the Witwatersrand, a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Development Studies from Cambridge University and a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from the University of Zambia (UNZA). He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France, from 2005 to 2006. 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-18

    Noyoo, Ndangwa

  • Resurgent Racism in Post-Apartheid South Africa and the Need to Promote Healthy Human Relationships

    Pages 21-33

    Noyoo, Ndangwa

  • Gender and Healthy Human Relationships

    Pages 35-48

    Mabundza, Lungile (et al.)

  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers from Sub-Saharan African Countries and the Promotion of Healthy Human Relationships

    Pages 49-65

    Chagunda, Chance

  • Promoting Healthy Human Relationships with Sub-Saharan African Immigrants and South Africans

    Pages 67-79

    Noyoo, Ndangwa (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Promoting Healthy Human Relationships in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Book Subtitle
Social Work and Social Development Perspectives
Editors
  • Ndangwa Noyoo
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50139-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50139-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50138-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 226
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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