Constance Gunhidzirai

Constance Gunhidzirai
University of Johannesburg | uj · Centre of Social Development in Africa (CSDA)

PhD in Social Work
Community of Practise under Sihlengimizi Project for Social Systems Strengthening to Improve Child Well-Being Outcome

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Introduction
Dr Constance Gunhidzirai is a qualified Social Worker registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP). She holds a Doctoral Degree in Social Work in 2020 from the University of Fort Hare in South Africa among other qualifications. Currently, she is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) at the University of Johannesburg.

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The plight of street children has become a major social concern. These children encounter psychological, economic and social challenges in their quest to make ends meet in the streets they perceive as "safe haven". Drawing from a mixed method approach that triangulates surveys, interviews, focus groups and literature sources, this study explores th...
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The aim of this paper was to assess the effectiveness of informal activities in alleviating household poverty in Zimbabwe. The theoretical frameworks used were Sustainable Livelihood Approach and Resilience theory. The paper adopted both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The instrument of data collection used was a semi-structured questionna...
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The South African Social Security System was discriminatory during the pre-apartheid era, however this was readdressed post-1994 to be non-discriminatory in nature. This paper sought to explore the effectiveness of child support grants in poverty alleviation. A qualitative research design underpinned this study. The data collection methods used wer...
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This article examines the implementation of fish farming as an innovative and economic strategy for promoting food security and dietary diversities among vulnerable households in drought risk areas of Zimbabwe. The declining climatic conditions and lack of economic opportunities in Mwenezi district of Zimbabwe attracted the attention of three nongo...
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Informal entrepreneurship is a source of livelihood which provides employment and income to poor households in Chitungwiza Municipality in Zimbabwe. The dominant entrepreneurial activities are street vending, foreign currency exchange, urban farming, and home industries and cross border trading. The research approach that underpins this study is a...
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Informal entrepreneurship is a source of livelihood which provides employment and income to poor households in Chitungwiza Municipality in Zimbabwe. The dominant entrepreneurial activities are street vending, foreign currency exchange, urban farming, and home industries and cross border trading. The research approach that underpins this study is a...
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This paper is aimed at exploring the experiences of young adults emerging from child-headed households in the Alice community in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Using a qualitative research design, interview schedules and focus group discussions were administered to young adults to assess their survival strategies as orphans in child-hea...

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