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dc.contributor.advisor Moyo, T. Nengovhela, Maite Blantina 2020-09-16T09:47:59Z 2020-09-16T09:47:59Z 2019
dc.description Thesis (M. Dev.) -- University of Limpopo, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines the effect of asset management on social work services delivery in the Department of Social Development (DSD), Capricorn District. The aim of the study was to explore factors that lead to the mismanagement of assets in the department. For social workers to deliver services or to operate, the Department of Social Development (DSD) as the employer must ensure that infrastructure (office space and facilities), information management and technology equipment must be provided to social welfare practitioners (employees). For their effective functioning, certain basic infrastructure and equipment are needed by social welfare service practitioners, particularly social workers who are legally obliged to provide services in a particular manner. The problem of lack of resources has been also observed and that service providers who are social workers end up using their own resources in an attempt to provide service delivery and administration of their duties as social workers. The objectives of this study were to examine the state of asset management in the department; to assess the effect of asset management on service delivery; and to propose strategies that may enable the department to deal with emerging issues. The study was guided by questions such as the following: What is the current state of asset management as it relates to service delivery? How does asset management affect service delivery? What strategies may enable the department to deal with emerging issues? The study adopted the qualitative research approach to collect primary data through face-to-face semi-structured interviews. It further used thematic content analysis to analyse data. Through the use of this approach, it was noted that asset problems have a negative impact on social work service delivery. From the data collected, the study revealed that there are numerous problems that social workers come across in the process of providing services and mainly because of lack of adequate assets. These problems affect service delivery negatively, and include lack of transport; insufficient office space; and lack of furniture, computers, printers and landline or cellular phones. Social work services cannot be properly, effectively and efficiently provided without adequate asset management. The study recommends that the DSD should provide social workers with assets in order to render better service. It is important for one to know that social work services and asset management are two related entities. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 94 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject Asset management en_US
dc.subject Social work services delivery en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asset allocation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Government property -- Management en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social service en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social work administration -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title The effect of assets management on social work services delivery in the Department of Social Development : Capricorn District in Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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