Mr. N.J. Budeli is Lecturer at the Department of Social Work, in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (FHSSE). He served as a fieldwork coordinator since he joined the University of Venda in 2009, until 2017.His social work profession areas of interest are social work supervision, employee health and wellness and clinical social work. He is currently serving as an external supervisor for fieldwork placement of final year student social workers at UNISA.  He has 12 years’ experience of teaching and learning in higher education. His teaching areas of interest and specialization include philosophy and ethics in social work, social casework and social groupwork. He has supervised student research projects at under-graduate level in the department of social work and co-supervised at postgraduate level in sociology. He is also currently co-supervising Master of Social Work student. Mr. Budeli is passionate about student’s fieldwork and his contribution to scholarship has been through research projects and publications. Her recent works includes:

  • Budeli, N.J., Shokane, A.L. and V. Nemutandani,2016: Challenges Faced by Fourth Year Social Work Students during Fieldwork Practice at a Rural-Based University. AFFRIKA: Journal of Politics, Economics and Society Volume 6, Numbers 1 & 2, 2016 Pp 133-163 .
  • Budeli, J. 2018 : Supervision during social work fieldwork practice: A case of the University of Venda. In Issues around aligning theory, research and practice in social work education, edited by A.L. Shokane, J.C. Makhubele and L.V. Blitz. Cape Town: AOSIS.

Department: Department of Social Work
Designation: Lecturer
Qualifications: Qualifications: MA (SW) (UL); PGDipHE (Rhodes); BA (Hons) HIV/AIDS(Unisa); Advanced Certificate: Labour Law (UFS) and BASW (Univen).
Phone: (015) 962 8468
Email: Jimmy.budeli@univen.ac.za
Office No: C-48, Humanities and Social Sciences Building