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Professional Boards

Professional Boards, as the juristic person’s (Council) delegates, are established in terms of section 14B of the Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978. Council is empowered in terms of section 14A of the Act to recommend to the Minister that a Professional Board be established, upon which the Minister must establishes such a Professional Board. No professional board may be established without a recommendation from Council.

About Professional Boards

Professional Boards, as the juristic person’s (Council) delegates, are established in terms of section 14B of the Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978. Council is empowered in terms of section 14A of the Act to recommend to the Minister that a Professional Board be established, upon which the Minister must establishes such a Professional Board. No professional board may be established without a recommendation from Council.

Professional Boards are constituted in terms of regulation 3 of the Regulations regarding the establishment and constitution of a Professional Board for Social Work (Government Notice No 920 published in Government Gazette No 25109 of 27 June 2003) and regulation 3 of the Regulations regarding the establishment and constitution of a Professional Board for Child and Youth Care (Government Notice No. R. 337 published in Government Gazette No 25042 of 14 March 2003 ) for a term of five years. The aforementioned Regulations follows the same general principles, with some differences to reflect the unique requirements by the sector and Minister for the constitution of a Professional Board. In general, any Professional Board must be constituted in terms of section 28(1)(gD) of the Act based on at least:

  • the majority of the Members of a Professional Board shall members of the profession or professions in respect of which such a professional board has been established.
  • a minimum of 20 per cent of the Members of a Professional Board shall representing the community.
  • the relevant educational institutions profession or professions in respect of which such a professional board has been established shall be represented.
  • the authorities from government representing the Department of Social Development shall be represented.
  • if appropriate one or more persons versed in law to be appointed.

The Professional Boards are responsible for specific matters related to the profession that it was established for in line with the Act and the Regulations. Each Professional Board has autonomy regarding profession specific matters that falls within its ambit and other than in the case of as determined in section 14C(2) of the Act. Currently there are two Professional Boards, i.e. the Professional Board for Social Work and the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work.

Professional Board for Social Work

The 4th Professional Board for Social Work which was inaugurated on 21 June 2016, is constituted as follows:

Four social workers nominated and elected by social workers:

  • Dr Marie Kruger (10-06144)
  • Ms Daphne M. Ramokgopa (10-10607)
  • Ms Alida F Strydom (10-05195)
  • Dr Hendrika Stutterheim (10-03879)

One social worker elected by social workers from nominations by the social work education and training institutions:

  • Dr Saloschini Pillay(10-13573)

One social worker engaged in full-time or part-time private practice, nominated and elected by social workers:

  • Ms Elsabé Engelbrecht (10-10077)

One social auxiliary worker, nominated and elected by social auxiliary workers.

  • Mr Crosby A Noko (50-06427)

Two persons appointed by the Minister from nominations by the community:

  • Ms Sharon Follentine (10-02340)
  • Ms Thenjiwe V Sithole-Dlamini (10-07011)

One social worker in the employ of a social development department in the provincial sphere of government, appointed by the Minister:

  • Thamsanqa Ntuli (10-117851)

One person versed in law, appointed by the Minister

  • Ms Sinenhlanhla Mthembu

One member designated from Council:

  • Mrs Elaine Sonet Harrison (10-05104)

Non-voting member co-opted to represent Schools of Social Work

  • Prof Adrian Van Breda (10-13755)

ELECTED OFFICE BEARERS:

  • Chairperson of the PBSW: Ms Sharon Follentine (10-02340)
  • Vice-chairperson of the PBSW: Ms Alida F Strydom (10-05195)

Professional Board for Child and Youth Care

The 3rd Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work which was inaugurated on 21 June 2016, is constituted as follows:

Five child and youth care workers nominated and elected by child and youth care workers:

  • Dr Merle Allsopp (70-00013)
  • Mr Francisco Cornelius (90-00299)
  • Mr Lucky-Boy R Jacobs (90-06438)
  • Ms Patricia Maqina (90-04394)
  • Dr Zenuella Thumbadoo (70-00012)

One child and youth care worker or a person involved in the education and training of child and youth care workers, elected by child and youth care workers from nominations by the child and youth care education and training institutions:

  • Dr Lesiba Molepo (70-00016)

Two persons appointed by the Minister from nominations by the community:

  • Vacant
  • Ms Bessie M Nkosi

One child and youth care worker in the employ of a social development department in the provincial sphere of government, appointed by the Minister:

  • Ms Mpumi Mahlangu-Luthuli (10-44831/70-00003)

One person versed in law, appointed by the Minister:

  • Adv Joe Nalane

One member designated from Council

  • Mr Alfred Harris (70-00101)

ELECTED OFFICE BEARERS:

  • Chairperson of the PBCYCW: Dr Zenuella Thumbadoo
  • Vice-chairperson of the PBCYCW: Dr Lesiba Molepo

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