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dc.contributor.authorMpedi, L. G.
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-22T10:25:04Z
dc.date.available2017-09-22T10:25:04Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationMpedi, L. G. (2008). The role of religious values in extending social protection: a South African perspective. Acta theologica, 28(1), 105-125.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6989
dc.description.abstractEnglish: This article reflects critically on the role played by religious networks – in particular the African Independent Churches or African Initiated Churches (AICs) – in enhancing social protection by means of informal coping mechanisms in the South African context. It also examines various factors that contribute towards informal social security dependency in AICs, namely the influence of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the limited scope of social security coverage, the restricted family concept (underlying much of the formal system which does not reflect the family context in South Africa), African traditional values, and Christian principles. In addition, the article investigates the nature of the relationship between informal coping mechanisms (such as those in AICs) and formal social security, i.e. whether informal social security strengthens or weakens formal social security. It finally explores ways and means of strengthening informal social security, in particular in the wake of challenges such as HIV/AIDS, urbanisation and migration.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectSocial protectionen_ZA
dc.subjectReligious valuesen_ZA
dc.titleThe role of religious values in extending social protection: a South African perspectiveen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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