Cornerstone Community Development Seminar

Community Development Practitioners are invited to a critical seminar that will highlight development in the community development sector in South Africa.

The professionalisation of Community Development requires that practitioners’ practice be standardised and regulated by a regulatory body. So what does this mean for those involved in Community Development for decades? Especially since Community Development has always been considered to be something that can be done by anyone who wants to see a change in their communities.

As a society still coping with inequalities, many activists may feel ostracised by the potential development sectors requirements for training and professionalisation. The move from occupation to profession could potentially see the disappearance of community activists.

The Cornerstone Institute Department of Sociology and Community Development seeks to interrogate and facilitate a discussion on the implications of the professionalisation of Community Development for community activism.

Join Cornel Hart (Community Development Programme Coordinator of Social Work, University of the Western Cape), Leigh-Ann Naidoo (Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Cape Town), and Ms Lucinda Evans (Founder and Executive Director of Philisa Abafazi Bethu) at Cornerstone Institute on the 30th of September to find out what the move to professionalise community development practice means for Community activist and this sector as a whole.

Event Details:

  • Date: 30th September 2022
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Location: Cornerstone Institute, Cedar Street, Sandown Road, Milnerton Rural, Cape Town, 7441
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