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Social Development Professions

Head of Department
Prof Zoleka Soji
Prof Zoleka Soji
Position: HOD and Associate Professor: Department of Social Development Professions
Department: Social Development Professions
Room: Main Building, 5th Floor, Room 24
Location: South Campus
Phone: +2741 5042630
Email: Zoleka.Soji@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (SW) (Fort Hare), MA (H&W Management) (NMMU), PG Dip in Family and Marriage Guidance & Counselling (UPE), DPhil (Social Work)NMMU

Senior Lecturer
Dr  Veonna Goliath
Dr Veonna Goliath
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Social Development Professions
Room: 21
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2197
Email: veonna.goliath@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (SW) BA Hons (Psych), MA (Clin.Psych) (UPE); DPhil (Social Work)
My site: Main building, 5th floor

Lecturers
Zurina
Mrs Zurina Abdulla
Position: Lecturer
Department: Social Development Professions
Room: 0520
Location: South Campus
Phone: 0415044821
Email: Zurina.Abdulla@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Social work, MA Social work, Diploma Business management
Expertise: Social work, Business mamangement, Child Justice
Responsibilities: Lecturing

Mrs Zukiswa Gwam
Mrs Zukiswa Gwam
Position: Lecturer: Social Development Professions
Department: Social Development Professions
Room: 05-19 - MB
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 41 504 2560
Email: zukiswa.gwam@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (SW) UWC, MA (SW) (NMMU)

Dr  Aldene Luck
Dr Aldene Luck
Position: Lecturer: Social Development Professions
Department: Academic Administration
Room: main building, south campus
Location: South Campus
Fax: +27 41 504 2194
Qualifications: BA(SW)(UPE), MA(UPE), DPhil(NMMU), BA(PSYCH HONOURS)(NMMU)

nmansvelt
Mrs Natalie Mansvelt
Position: lecturer
Department: Social Development Professions
Room: 0518
Location: South Campus
Phone: 501 4101
Email: natalie.mansvelt@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (SW) Stellenbosch, MA Welfare Programme Management Stellenbosch

Dr Nevashnee Perumal
Nevashnee Perumal
Position: Lecturer
Department: Social Development Professions
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2349
Fax: 27 41 504 2574
Email: Nevashnee.Perumal@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (SW) (UDW), MSW (Clinical Practice) (UKZN),PhD(UFH)

NGI Associate Lecturer
Ms Razia Nordien-Lagardien
Mrs Razia Nordien-Lagardien
Position: Lecturer
Department: Social Development Professions
Room: Main Building, 5th floor, Rm 0516
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 5042194
Email: Razia.Lagardien@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (Social Work) NMMU, MA (Clinical Social Work)NMMU
Responsibilities: Lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate modules; Coordinator of 1st year mentor program, Resear supervisor

Administration
Mrs Joanne Coetzee
Mrs Joanne Coetzee
Position: Administration
Department: Social Development Professions
Room: Main Building 5th Floor Room 17
Location: South Campus
Phone: +27 41 504 2353
Email: Joanne.Coetzee@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (PSYCH), BA Hons (PSYCH) NMMU

Staff Attributes

We as staff want to embody the following attributes:

 

  • We are committed to the professional development of social work in terms of:
    • Student centred teaching
    • Research and engagement
  • We are reflective practitioners
  • We respond to the multi-cultural context of our students and are able to take cognisance of their needs by:
    • Embracing a humanizing pedagogy
    • being dynamic in our teaching and engagement
    • by providing a platform for the sharing of indigenous knowledge
  • We recognise and nurture the unique strengths and resilience of our students by utilising a strength based approach
  • We maintain ethical conduct and principles in accordance to NMMU policies and SACSSP
  • We are passionate about social work and our professional identity
  • We promote student awareness and active involvement in global human rights and social justice issues
  • We seek to be change agents, facilitating meaningful change both on our campus and in the community
  • We use appropriate technology in a relevant manner in our engagements
  • We work effectively as a team in a growth promoting and supportive environment; while recognising individual and collective strengths, as well as ensuring individual and collective accountability