Swart, Ignatius; Rabe, Marlize; De Beer, Stephan F.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-12-13)
The authors’ recent case study work in Pretoria Central as part of the international research
project ‘Youth at the margins’ (YOMA) constitutes the focus of this article. From this vantage
point, the authors offer a ...
De Beer, Stephan F.; Yates, Hannelie(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-12-12)
This article serves as an introduction to a collection of articles that explores emancipatory
methodologies for doing theology and research with children. We focus on both the agency
and the participation of children as ...
De Beer, Stephan F.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2019-12-13)
After attending to shifts in the landscape of theological education at a public university in
South Africa, this article explores the re-imagination of theological education as fostering faithbased
agency. With reference ...
De Beer, Stephan F.; De Beer, Wilna(AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-11)
We reflect on living and doing ministry in a (post)apartheid South African city, negotiating
ongoing demographic and sociopolitical transitions and discerning appropriate faith responses.
We speak about the inevitability ...
Ribbens, Michael; Van Dyke, Joel(AOSIS Open Journals, 2018-09-06)
This article sets out to describe the development of and engagement with a global training
collaborative around the formation of urban ministry leadership committed to the act of loving
cities and working for peace. The ...
De Beer, Stephan F.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-11-27)
In the past decade, significant social movements emerged in South Africa, in response to
specific urban challenges of injustice or exclusion. This article will interrogate the meaning of
such urban social movements for ...
De Beer, Stephan F.; Smith, R.D. (Drew); Manyaka, Semape Jacob(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-11-27)
In this article, we are exploring a methodological approach to research on faith and religious
expressions in urban Africa. We are committed to trans-disciplinary work that pursues research
methods mutually liberating ...
Ntakirutimana, Ezekiel(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-11-23)
This article describes the daunting challenge of precarious housing in Salvokop located in
the southern part of inner City of Tshwane, Gauteng Province. Insecure tenure,
unmaintained dwellings, overcrowding, mushrooming ...
Ribbens, Michael; De Beer, Stephan F.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2017-11-27)
This article sets out to describe how churches have responded and continue to respond to fastchanging
urban environments in Pretoria Central and Mamelodi East, animating Henri
Lefebvre’s sociological perspective of ...
De Beer, Stephan F.; Van Niekerk, Attie(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2017)
The FT at the UP celebrates its first century of existence in 2017. This chapter is an attempt to draw from the emerging approach in both the CCM and the CSC, asking whether it perhaps offers clues for transforming curricula ...
This article is a result of research being conducted to explore how churches in two regions of the
City of Tshwane – Pretoria Central and Mamelodi East – respond to urban change and
vulnerability. Both regions are deeply ...
De Beer, Stephan F.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2016-11-22)
The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) was constructed as a ‘new deal’ for
South African cities and towns. It outlines a vision with four overarching goals and eight
priorities or policy levers meant to overcome ...
The thrust of this article is an attempt to respond to the question whether we can read and
interpret the bible in Africa from the child theology vantage point. The author’s answer is in
the affirmative in two ways: ...
De Beer, Stephan F.(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2015-12-09)
This article was an attempt to (re-)read Psalms in the context of fractured cities, marked by
socio-economic inequalities, woundedness, migration and exclusion. It explored urban motifs
in selected psalms and considered ...
De Beer, Stephan F.(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2015-06-26)
This article is reading ubuntu in the light of homelessness in the cities and towns of South
Africa. It suggests that ubuntu itself is homeless and displaced as a way of being human
together. Instead of the mediation of ...
De Beer, Stephan F.(OpenJournals Publishing, 2015-09-30)
This essay is informed by five different but interrelated conversations all focusing on the
relationship between the city and the university. Suggesting the clown as metaphor, I explore
the particular role of the activist ...
Swart, Ignatius, 1965-; De Beer, Stephan F.(OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-11)
This article serves as the introductory, first contribution to a special collection of articles on the
theme, ‘Doing urban public theology in South Africa: Visions, approaches, themes and practices
towards a new agenda’. ...
De Beer, Stephan F.(Pretoria University Law Press, 2014)
Wie se Kennis(se) Vorm ons Stad? Op Soek na ’n Gemeenskapsgedrewe
In die artikel word verskillende plekke van kontestasie en hoop in die
middestad van Pretoria/Tshwane geidentifiseer, en die moontlike ...
Van der Walt, J.P. (Hannes); Swart, Ignatius, 1965-; De Beer, Stephan F.(OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-11)
This article highlights important dimensions of public theology and shows how the identified
dimensions are relevant to the specific situation of informal early childhood development
(ECD) facilities in a South African ...
De Beer, Stephan F.(OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-11)
Jesus’ option for the poor should be reclaimed in a clear theological and ecclesial option for
the dumping sites of our cities and towns. That is the basic proposal of this article. Reflecting
upon three different dumping ...