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This article documents a research project that examined the training provided within the South African National Community Development Worker Programme (CDWP), consisting of over 4,000 community development workers (CDWs). Many of the hopes of good community development work are built upon effective education and training of the workers/practitioners. To fail in educating and training CDWs is to ensure failure of programmes. The article reports on key findings from a set of interviews with CDWs within the Free State and Western Cape Provinces and then discusses key ways forward such as developing practice frameworks, capacity building, and creating a learning organisation.

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