Young people at the margins in Pretoria central : are the faith-based organisations making a difference?

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dc.contributor.author Swart, Ignatius
dc.contributor.author Rabe, Marlize
dc.contributor.author De Beer, Stephan F.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-04T12:32:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-04T12:32:45Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12-13
dc.description.abstract 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 presentation of their research findings in order to ultimately answer the question ‘to what extent the faith-based organisations (FBOs) are making a difference in the lives of young people at the margins in this particular case study locality (Pretoria Central)’. The article begins by contextualising the lives of young people in Pretoria Central against the backdrop of far-reaching socio-economic, demographic and religious change in the area since the end of the apartheid era. After explaining the case study methodology and offering a brief profile of the research participants, the discussion then proceeds with a more detailed discussion of distinctive aspects of the case study findings. In the conclusion, the authors argue that the answer to the article’s guiding question seems to be a negative one when the reality of young people’s seemingly permanent structural exclusion is considered. At the same time, this verdict does not withhold them to also conclude with appreciative remarks about the role that churches and FBOs of the non-governmental organisation (NGO) type are playing with respect to marginalised young people in Pretoria Central. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Contextual Ministry en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The College of Human Sciences at the University of South Africa and the National Research Foundation. en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Swart, I., Rabe, M. & De Beer, S., 2019, ‘Young people at the margins in Pretoria Central: Are the faith-based organisations making a difference?’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 75(4), a5664. https://DOI.org/10.4102/hts.v75i4.5664. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v75i4.5664
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/76053
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Churches en_ZA
dc.subject Pretoria Central en_ZA
dc.subject Social cohesion en_ZA
dc.subject Exclusion en_ZA
dc.subject Basic survival needs en_ZA
dc.subject Youth at the margins (YOMA) en_ZA
dc.subject Faith-based organisation (FBO) en_ZA
dc.subject Non-governmental organisation (NGO) en_ZA
dc.title Young people at the margins in Pretoria central : are the faith-based organisations making a difference? en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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