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 ...
De Beer, Stephan F.; Swart, Ignatius, 1965-(OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-11)
This article proposes a ‘fusion of horizons’ in constructing urban public theologies in South
Africa. This is done through the introduction of five interrelated themes that have emerged
from the on-going knowledge and ...
De Beer, Stephan F.(OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-08-06)
This article considers the topical issue of social cohesion. It seeks to demythologise the issue
bringing it into critical conversation with eight related categories. It proposes that a vision of
a socially cohesive ...
De Beer, Stephan F.(AOSIS Open Journals, 2014-08-01)
This article reflects on the unfinished task of liberation – as expressed in issues of land – and
drawing from the work of Franz Fanon and the Durban-based social movement Abahlali
baseMjondolo. It locates its reflections ...
De Beer, Stephan F.(OpenJournals Publishing, 2013-09-13)
This essay is reflecting on frailty, the university and the city, in relation to each other. It seeks
to transcend the binary concepts of presence and absence, proposing remembrance as the
frail work of making absence ...
This article proposes the city as an opportunity and resource for liberating theological education. It explores going beyond adding “urban” to theological education as an addendum, but rather to consider “urbanizing” ...