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KHOTSENG, Benito  and  TUCKER, A. Roger. 'They worship in our churches' - An opportunity for the church to intervene in order to diminish the corruption that is hindering service delivery in South Africa?. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2013, vol.69, n.2, pp. 01-11. ISSN 2072-8050.

This practical-theological study aims to develop a contextual theology in the areas of business and government that will aid a successful intervention by the church in diminishing the corrupt practices prevalent in South Africa. It seeks to prove that corruption is a major factor in causing the delays experienced in the implementation of service delivery, and that this is causing much anger and increasing disillusionment with the present system of democratic government. At the moment the church has a window of opportunity for this intervention to take place, since many of those responsible for supporting, organising and implementing service delivery, both in government and industry, worship regularly, as committed members, in local Christian congregations. A modified application of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) approach using focus groups is suggested as both a tool for intervention and for further research.

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