Original Research - Practical Theology

Towards a multi-method approach to addressing violent protest action in South Africa: A practical theology perspective

Gordon E. Dames
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 74, No 2 | a4788 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v74i2.4788 | © 2018 Gordon E. Dames | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 August 2017 | Published: 08 August 2018

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Pervasive violent strike action and protests over service delivery in South Africa call for new methodological approaches. To this end, a multi-method research approach consisting of a case study, communicative action, a multidimensional theoretical framework and its integration into African Christopraxis research is proposed. The ultimate aim is to offer a broad research framework and to encourage a multidisciplinary research approach to work in and beyond the Marikana-Wonderkop area.


violent protest action; Marikana-Wonderkop; multi-method approach; African Christopraxis; social justice


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