CHILD WELFARE TSHWANE - HISTORY

2016
December 21

In 1968 two independent committees were established for the coloured and black communities. The coloured committee was responsible for Eersterust, where a feeding scheme was established for The first student supervisor was appointed in 1970 In 1972 the Jacaranda Ball was first held by the Eersterust community. As a fundraising event it proved to be extremely successful and at the first Ball R 5000 was raised.
December 21

1962 : In-service training for social workers 1964 : Supervision Indian branch broke away from Pretoria Child Welfare and formed their own autonomous society, affiliated to the National Council.
December 21

A building fund was established in 1954 and the project was officially launched by the mayor Mr JH Visser... 1955 foster care was offered as a specialised service.
December 15

December 15

1945

In 1945 a social worker was appointed to work specifically with black, coloured and Indian people. 1948: in conjunction with the City Council, three homes in Atteridgeville were converted into places of safety. 1946 FIRST black social worker was appointed
December 15

The foundation of the Pretoria North branch.

Branch in Mayville The organisation appointed its first QUALIFIED social worker in 1937 Branch in East Lynn and Hercules in 1938 A place of SAFETY was which provided short-term accommodation for children awaiting placement.
1918
December 13

13 June 1918

On 3 June 1918 Pretoria Child Welfare was founded under the auspices of the mayoress, Mrs Guovanetti, and placed under the directorship of a Mr Nicholson. The opening of a children’s home in Pretoria West in 1918 for 27 children. In 1935 the home was extended to cater for 60 children.