THE CONTINUED RELEVANCE OF BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY FOR DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA TODAY

RS Tshaka, MK Makofane

Abstract



Subsequent to the dawn of democracy in South Africa, many have surmised that to speak
about Black Liberation Theology in such a context is not only irrelevant but challenges
attempts at uniting South Africa. On the contrary, this paper argues that it is reckless to
think that Black liberation theology must cease to exist merely because we had attained
political freedom. It argues that Apartheid was systemic and had penetrated and influenced
many institutions including economic institutions that are still operational in present day
South Africa. It laments the fact that Black Liberation Theology did not adequately define
the notion of freedom hence the confusion about the role of Black Liberation Theology
today. It argues that our new struggle is the struggle for economic freedom and calls for
Black Theology to seriously consider who its primary interlocutors are.

Keywords


Black Liberation Theology, Economy, Democracy, Black Elite, Apartheid

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/105-0-155

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