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Staff Profile: Associate Professor Ndangwa Noyoo

 

Prof Ndangwa Noyoo

Degrees: BSW (UNZA), MPhil (Cantab.), PhD (Wits) 

Position Title: Associate Professor & Head of the Social Development Department

Location: Office 5.01, Leslie Social Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT

E-mail: ndangwa.noyoo@uct.ac.za

Tel: 021 650 3482

Consultation Times: By Appointment. E-mail or call to request an appointment.

Key roles in the Department:

Head of Department and lecturer

Supervision of Postgraduate students

 

Brief Biography:

Ndangwa Noyoo is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Social Development at the University of Cape Town. He previously worked at the University of Johannesburg in the Department of Social Work as an Associate Professor. He was also employed by the South African Government in the Department of Social Development as a Chief Director/Social Policy Specialist, and the University of the Witwatersrand’s Department of Social Work as a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of Department. He holds a Ph.D from the University of the Witwatersrand, Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Development Studies from Cambridge University and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from the University of Zambia. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) Paris, France.


Research Interest Areas:

Social Policy, Social Development, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Public Policy, Comparative Social Policy, Social Policy and Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights and Social Work.


Teaching Areas:

SWK4013F – Social Development: Theories and Applied Approaches

SWK5000F - Comparative Social Policy in Africa

SWK4014S – Introduction to Social and Economic Development

SWK4026S – Development Planning

SWK4032S – Social Policy and Management

SWK5014S – Social and Economic Development


Recent Publications:

Noyoo, N., & Kleibl, T. (2019). Introduction: Setting the scene for critical new social work approaches in the neo-liberal post-colonial era. In K. Kliebl, R. Lutz, N. Noyoo, B. Bunk, A. Dittmann, & B. Seepamore (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Post-colonial Social Work (pp.1-8). London: Routledge.

Noyoo, N. (2019). Pushing for autonomous African development. In K. Kliebl, R. Lutz, N. Noyoo, B. Bunk, A. Dittmann, & B. Seepamore (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Post-colonial Social Work (pp. 244-257). London: Routledge.

Noyoo, N. (2019). Decolonising social work practice and social work education in post-colonial Africa. In K. Kliebl, R. Lutz, N. Noyoo, B. Bunk, A. Dittmann, & B. Seepamore (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Post-colonial Social Work (pp. 261-268). London: Routledge.

Noyoo, N. (2019). The evolution of the family in Southern Africa. In F. Ross, S., Treichel, & R. Lutz (Eds.), Family Structure in Change: Challenges of Transformational Phenomenon (pp. 69-86). Oldenburg: Paulo Freire Verlag.

Ncube, M., & Noyoo, N. (2019). The search for relevance: Social work supervision in a social development approach in South Africa. In K. Kliebl, R. Lutz, N. Noyoo, B. Bunk, A. Dittmann, & B. Seepamore (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Post-colonial Social Work (pp. 337-347). London: Routledge.

Noyoo, N. (2019). Social Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Social Re-engineering for Inclusive Development (1st ed.). London: Routledge. (Expected November).

Noyoo, N. (2018). The Evolution of Social Welfare Policy in Southern Africa. In V. Taylor and J. Triegaardt (Eds.). The political economy of social welfare policy in Africa. (pp. 35-55). Cape Town: Oxford University Press.

Noyoo, N. (2018). Social welfare policy as a response to risks and vulnerabilities of families in South Africa. In V. Taylor and J. Triegaardt (Eds.). The political economy of social welfare policy in Africa. (pp. 147-161). Cape Town: Oxford University Press.

Noyoo, N., & Sobantu, M. (2018). Deconstructing and Decolonising Spatiality: Voluntary and affordable housing for a transforming Johannesburg. In M. T. Miyambo (Ed.), Reversing Urban Inequality in Johannesburg. (pp. 35-42). London: Routledge.

Noyoo, N., & Boon, E. (Eds.) (2018). Indigenous Social Security Systems in Southern and West Africa. Stellenbosch: Sun Media.

Noyoo, N. (2018). Ode to an Africa intellectual giant: Kaseke, the champion of indigenous scholarly work. Social Development in Africa, 33(1), 7-22.

Noyoo, N. (2018). Xenophobia and Social Welfare in South Africa. In L. Wagner, R. Lutz, C. Rehklua, & F. Ross (Eds.), Hanbuch Internationale Soziale Arbeit: Dimensionen – Konflikte – Positionen, (pp. 145-158). Weinheim: Beltz, Juventus.

Noyoo, N., & Sakala, B. M. (2018). Indigenous Social Security Systems in Zambia: Advancing a public policy agenda? In N. Noyoo & E. Boon (Eds.), Indigenous Social Security Systems in Southern and West Africa. (pp. 87-104). Stellenbosch: African Sun Media.

Noyoo, N. (2017). Social policy and welfare regimes typologies: Any relevance to South Africa? Sozialpolitik: Social Policy.ch, 2(2), 1-16.

Noyoo, N. (2017). Reflecting on Human Rights of Older Persons in South Africa. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, 2(4), 108–116.

Noyoo, N. (2017). Brain Drain or Brain Gain? Leveraging Zambia’s Diaspora Dividend. In J. Mangala (Ed), Africa and its Global Diaspora: The Policy and Politics of Emigration. (pp. 313-330). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan/Springer.