This study set out to investigate the possibility of school social work intervention as an institutional structure in South African School with special reference to the Durban. Empangeni and Pietermaritzburg education areas where the writer carried out the empirical observation. The justification or the investigation was strengthened by the double factors of globalisation and fast increasing technology transfer throughout the world. The study regarded the multiplicity of social, financial and other problems plaguing communities in South Africa as a given. Against the background, the question asked was whether, given the reality of these factors inhibiting the intellectual and vocational development of school going children, educational provision for social work intervention as it obtains at the moment, was adequate to equip the younger generation to fit gainfully in a highly competitive and fast changing global market.