This special edition was sub-edited by Stephan de Beer (University of Pretoria)

This series originally appeared in the HTS Theological Studies/ Teologies Studies 73(3), 2017

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Responses to migration: Tensions and ambiguities of churches in Pretoria Central and Mamelodi East

This article is a result of research being conducted to explore how churches in two regions of the City of Tshwane – Pretoria Central and Mamelodi East – respond to urban…

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Precarious housing in the Salvokop neighbourhood: A challenge to churches in the inner City of Tshwane

This article describes the daunting challenge of precarious housing in Salvokop located in the southern part of inner City of Tshwane, Gauteng Province. Insecure tenure, unmaintained dwellings, overcrowding, mushrooming of…

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Churches claiming a right to the city? Lived urbanisms in the City of Tshwane

This article sets out to describe how churches have responded and continue to respond to fast-changing urban environments in Pretoria Central and Mamelodi East, animating Henri Lefebvre’s sociological perspective of…

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Trans-disciplinary research on religious formations in urban Africa: Towards liberative methodological approaches

In this article, we are exploring a methodological approach to research on faith and religious expressions in urban Africa. We are committed to trans-disciplinary work that pursues research methods mutually…

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Conceptual considerations for studying churches’ engagement with urban fractures and vulnerabilities

This article provides an overview of conceptual considerations underpinning the design of a research project on religious innovation and competition amidst urban social change. The conceptual work developed out of…

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Exploring possibilities of social entrepreneurial activities as a tool to reduce unemployment amongst churches in Tshwane central and Mamelodi East:…

Unemployment is one of the major problems in South Africa. It is the concern of the government and the people at large to engage in means in order to reduce…

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