• Antoinette Lombard Head of the Department of Social Work and Criminology, University of Pretoria, South Africa.



Like many other countries worldwide, South Africa has accepted the challenge to achieve the
aim of the United Nations to alleviate poverty by half by the year 2015. Thin (2002:17) states
that poverty is a clear indicator that an economic system is not working as well as it should. This
view of poverty sees it as both a social issue and an economic phenomenon (Thin, 2002:23).
The expression of poverty in both social and economic contexts is reflected in the “two worlds”
character of the South African economy, which Terreblanche (in Lombard, 2008:23) describes
as follows:


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How to Cite

Lombard, A. (2014). SOCIAL WORK: A SOCIAL PARTNER IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 44(2).




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