Original Research - Special Collection: 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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Gordon E. Dames, Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology, University of South Africa, South Africa


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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