The role of peesonhood in development: An African perspective of development for South Africa

John Klaasen


The question that this article addresses is the role of personhood in development in post-Apartheid South Africa. Modernisation and Dependency theories are critically engaged and the limitations pointed out. The gap between the rich and poor has widened and south Africa was on the verge to be delcared junk status. An appraoch that considers personhood from an African perspective can lead to more effective and sustainable development. Effective development that is less dependent and exploitative can emerge from theological markers such as the Trinitarian God, relationships with the other and vulnerability.


Development, African, Community, Personhood

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