Biography of African Social Work

The biography includes those people who have contributed to social work in Africa at different periods in the development of the profession, both deceased and living. The list is arranged in alphabetical order. Suggestions for inclusion in this Biography are welcome – please use the form at the end. The list includes:

  • people who contributed before Social Work became a profession
  • people who contributed to introduction of Social Work in Africa
  • people who contributed to Social Work education
  • people who have promoted indigenous Social Work
  • people who have contributed to decolonization of African Social Work
  • those who have contributed to African Social Work literature
  • people who contributed to social work indirectly, for example, as pan-Africanists, philanthropists or activists

Click the name of the person below to view an interview with them or to read their biography. You will also find videos and other resources that they have contributed.

Dr Noel Garikai Muridzo, School of Social Work, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe

Dr Edmos Mthethwa, Department of Social Work, University of Zimbabwe

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