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South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

On-line version ISSN 2310-3833
Print version ISSN 0038-2337


MTHEMBU, Thuli G.. A Commentary of Occupational Justice and Occupation-based Community Development Frameworks for Social Transformation: The Marikana Event. S. Afr. j. occup. ther. [online]. 2021, vol.51, n.1, pp.72-75. ISSN 2310-3833.

BACKGROUND: The Occupational justice framework is significant in enabling communities to collaborate with occupational therapists to strengthen social vision and enhance occupational potential. It has been highlighted that the occupational justice framework could be used in conjunction with Occupation-based Community Development programmes to enrich social transformation through engagement in community-led occupations. However, little is known about the applicability of both occupational justice and Occupation-based Community Development frameworks in designing programmes for communities that experienced collective traumaPURPOSE: This commentary explores the Marikana event in terms of the occupational justice framework and its outcomes of occupationa injustice. It further unpacks the occupation of protest and the factors predicting protest using the Marikana eventCONCLUSION: The applicability of Occupational Justice and Occupation-based Community Development frameworks can help occupationa therapy clinicians, educators, and students collaborate with communities through a cycle of critical consciousness to achieve socia vision, transformation, and healing. Recommendations are provided in relation to community-centred occupational therapy practice education, and future research within a South African context

Keywords : Occupational Justice Framework; Occupation-based Community Development Framework; Social Reproduction.

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