'A BETTER LIFE FOR ALL': A REALITY OR A PIPE-DREAM? A BLACK THEOLOGY INTERVENTION IN CONDITIONS OF POOR SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA

MJ Manala

Abstract


South Africans have recently witnessed a string of protests against poor service delivery on the part of government departments, especially municipalities, in spite of the promised 'better life for all.' This article asks critical questions: how long are black South Africans still to wait for the promised 'better life for all'? Is the promised 'better life for all' just one of empty slogans used to keep the black majority hoping against hope? The article examines the recent protests against poor service delivery. It also decries the abject poverty, unemployment, homelessness, impoverishment and hopelessness that black South Africans continue to experience contrary to their raised expectations for 'a better life for all.' The article appeals for the intervention of Black Theology which seems to have been silenced since the coming to power of the democratic government in 1994. The government must be challenged to deliver services and stamp out corruption.

Keywords


A better Life for All, Service Delivery Protests, Unemployment,Black Theology, Greed and Corruption

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7833/105-0-170

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