An international social work conference will take place from 8 to 11 October 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference theme is: Rethinking social work in Africa: Decoloniality and indigenous knowledge in education and practice. It is being co-hosted by ASASWEI (Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions), ASSWA (Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa), DSD (Department of Social Development: South Africa) and NASW-SA (National Association of Social Workers, South Africa). This will be a vibrant and useful space to explore issues of what social work in Africa can and should look like.
A number of abstracts on the topic of care-leaving have been received for this conference, and I wish to encourage all ANCR members to participate, if possible. The closing date for abstracts was 31 May, but we have just provided a two-week extension to 15 June. It would be great to have several papers on care-leaving from different parts of Africa, as this will raise the profile of our work and give us the opportunity to learn from each other.