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Lukwikilu C. Mangayi

08 August 2018

English

Township Studies Librarian One

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Township Studies Group

South Africa

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Economic growth

Economics

Finance

LED

Local economic development

Social facilities

South Africa

Sustainability

Township

Township economies

Township churches of Tshwane as potential change agents for local economic development

An empirical missiological study

Township churches are undoubtedly potential change agents for local economic development (LED). This article argues that the church can be re-positioned or rediscovered as an asset which can be used to form strong community structures in local communities, which can be used as a basis for community development and LED. This article contributes towards ascertaining the potential of township churches as change agents for LED in Tshwane. Five church leaders (i.e. two from Soshanguve and three from Hammanskraal) were engaged through personal interviews to gain insights from them about their churches’ praxes and mission orientations in relation to community building, including LED in Tshwane. Based on these personal interviews, it was established that these churches have assets as well as current ministries that could be steppingstones for LED. 

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