Hanna Nel


The developmental approach to social welfare in South Africa is intended to address poverty,
oppression and inequality, and in the process make welfare just, equitable, participatory and
appropriate to the needs of all South Africans. Within a broader framework of social
development, the aim is to build a self-reliant nation through an integrated social welfare
system, in which the government – in partnership with civil society, namely non-governmental
organisations and grassroots communities – maximises the potential for equitable, sustainable,
accessible and people-centred developmental welfare programmes.

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