Forced removals and migration : a theology of resistance and liberation in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Kgatla, S.T. (Selaelo Thias)
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-06T07:58:46Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-01T00:20:06Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the intensification of the scope of migrant theology by forced removals in the 1960s and 1970s in South Africa. Forced removals in South Africa were carried out by the white government, especially in the late 1950s and 1960s, with the support of the white churches (particularly white Afrikaans churches) underpinned by a series of laws which entrenched racial segregation and inequality and which led to millions of black peoples being forced to leave their ancestral land and white cities to live in barren and overcrowded places. The policy of forced removals accompanied by its resultant reprisals led to a mass exodus of many black people going to settle in the neighbouring countries either to join the arms struggle or further their studies abroad. Those who remained in the country were forced to resist the policy either through violent protest or peaceful resistance. The policy led to black people developing theologies of survival in the country of their birth since they were exposed to a condition of poverty, exploitation and alienation from their cultural heritage, while ensuring exclusive privileges to whites in the country. The paper seeks to investigate how the migrants developed a theology of resistance amidst their dislocation and the heavy-handedness of the government. en
dc.description.librarian am2014 en
dc.description.librarian mn2014
dc.description.uri http://missionalia.journals.ac.za/ en
dc.identifier.citation Kgatla, ST 2013, 'Forced removals and migration : a theology of resistance and liberation in South Africa', Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 120-132. en
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9507
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/40038
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Unisa Press en
dc.rights Unisa Press en
dc.subject Forced removals en
dc.subject Migration en
dc.subject Theology en
dc.subject Liberation en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Apartheid -- Religious aspects en
dc.title Forced removals and migration : a theology of resistance and liberation in South Africa en
dc.type Article en


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