Social Work
Welcome to Stellenbosch University


Staff and students at the Department of Social Work demonstrate the following values:


The Department is characterised by excellence in its teaching and learning, research and social impact.

Accountability and integrity

We are accountable and act with integrity in all our actions according to the Ethical code of conduct of the South African Council for Social Service Professions.

Human dignity and respect

We promote human dignity through self-respect, respect for other people, and respect for the physical environment.

Innovation and criticality

We think and act in new and critical ways as a response to the challenges posed by both the local and global social, economic and political environment.

Ownership and leadership​

We take ownership of our own development and well-being in order to lead, inspire, motivate, and positively influence others in turn. ​