The New Constitution of Zimbabwe and its Implications for Social Workers
Tawanda Masuka Abstract The ushering of a new Constitution in Zimbabwe marked a milestone in the politico-socio and economic development of the country. This paper highlights the new constitutional provisions on social rights and how they will influence social work practice. It is the writer`s view that the new constitutional provisions supporting social services are an incremental step towards meeting social rights The paper places emphasis on the need for the empowerment of people through dialogical praxis courtesy of social work to ensure the realisation of these rights. This is a paradigm shift of social work in Zimbabwe from “reactive” to “proactive” practice.

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