The profile and manifestation of moral decay in South African urban community

Show simple item record Sekhaulelo, Motshine Amos 2022-03-30T09:54:30Z 2022-03-30T09:54:30Z 2021-04-28
dc.description Dr Sekhaulelo is participating in the research project, ‘Social ethics for regions in flux’, directed by Dr Willem Fourie, Department of Systematic and Historical Theology, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description This study is the result of a postgraduate thesis titled ‘The Calling of the Reformed Churches in South Africa in the Moral Renewal of the Urban Community in South Africa’ submitted to the Department of Christian and Dogmatics, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria by Motshine A. Sekhaulelo under the supervision of Prof De Villiers D.E. for the partial fulfilment of his post-graduate degree. ( en_ZA
dc.description.abstract South Africa in which we are living is characterised by unparalleled social and political change and apparently enormous differences of option. However, there is one aspect of our society that most of us would probably agree about and that is the decline of morality in our cities. Apart from the economic and political crisis, and the erosion of the core competence to actually get things done in the municipalities, South Africa is an ailing society with disturbing pathologies in terms of indiscipline, violence, rape, assault, fraud and a failure to accept personal accountability for the high levels of crime, corruption, xenophobic attacks, gender-based violence and disintegration of families. The main aim of this study is to outline the profile of moral decay in the South African urban community and to define the calling of the Church towards moral regeneration. The conclusion arrived at is that there are definite signs of moral degeneration over a wide sphere of human endeavour in South African urban community, and that the church has a particular role to play as a driving agent for moral renewal. CONTRIBUTION : Whilst there are many postive things brought by urbanisation in our cities, however, moral decay in our South African cities is one of the biggest threats to South Africa’s hard earned, freedom and democracy and merits closer attention. This study in ethics joins the voices of those people who are propagating moral regeneration in our times. en_ZA
dc.description.department Dogmatics and Christian Ethics en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Sekhaulelo, M.A., 2021, ‘The profile and manifestation of moral decay in South African urban community’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 77(4), a5422. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v77i4.5422
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS en_ZA
dc.rights © 2021. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Morality en_ZA
dc.subject Urbanisation en_ZA
dc.subject Regeneration en_ZA
dc.subject Theology en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title The profile and manifestation of moral decay in South African urban community en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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