The task of urban black public theology

Show simple item record Vellem, Vuyani Shadrack 2015-01-23T09:33:25Z 2015-01-23T09:33:25Z 2014-11
dc.description This article forms part of the special collection on ‘Doing urban public theology in South Africa: Visions, approaches, themes and practices towards a new agenda’ en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Twenty years after the demise of apartheid, a typical South African city remains bifurcated. The mushrooming of squatter camps, mekhukhu, in our big cities, symptomises a history that defined the majority of South Africans as sojourners and vagabonds in their motherland. Destined to die in the rural reserves after the extraction of their labour and confined to ‘locations’ in-between the ‘city’ and the rural ‘home’, black experience in the post-1994 city continues to be a manifestation of a life disintegrated from an integrated vision of ikhaya (oikos) − household − and urban life in democratic South Africa. By critiquing the policies of the post- 1994 government on urbanisation, the article argues that for inclusion in the city, the colonial and apartheid polis is not adequate redress to the black experience of urbanisation in South Africa. The quest for the transformation of a city in order for an integrated city in the post-1994 South Africa to be achieved is ostensibly the best starting point, this article argues. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Vellem, V.S., 2014, ‘The task of urban black public theology’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 70(3), Art. #2728, 6 pages. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v70i3.2728
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Urbanisation en_ZA
dc.subject Post-1994 South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Urban black public theology en_ZA
dc.title The task of urban black public theology en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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