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In Skriflig (Online) vol.42 n.1 Cape Town Jan. 2008

 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

'n Teologies-etiese beoordeling van werkloosheid

 

A theological-ethical judgment of unemployment

 

 

E.J. de Beer

Skool vir Kerkwetenskappe, Potchefstroomkampus. Noordwes-Universiteit. Potchefstroom. E-pos: edmunddebeer@lantic.net

 

 


OPSOMMING

Werkloosheid is een van die grootste probleme wat tans op die Suid-Afrikaanse arbeidstoneel ondervind word. In hierdie artikel word dié probleem in die lig van Bybelse uitsprake oor arbeid ondersoek. Die doel van die studie is om aan rolspelers vanuit die Bybel leiding te gee oor hoe hulle ingesteldheid teenoor die werkloosheidsprobleem behoort te wees. In die artikel word die omvang van werkloosheid in Suid-Afrika ondersoek. Daarna kom die faktore wat werkloosheid sedert 1994 beïnvloed het, onder die soeklig. Dit word gevolg deur 'n bestudering van ter-saaklike Bybelse uitsprake oor arbeid. Ten slotte word die Suid-Afrikaanse werkloosheidsprobleem beoordeel in die lig van die Bybelse uitsprake oor arbeid. In die beoordeling word ook leiding gegee oor hoe verskillende rolspelers op die arbeidsterrein se ingesteldheid teenoor werkloosheid behoort te wees.


ABSTRACT

One of the biggest labour problems in South Africa is unemployment. In this article unemployment is studied in the light of Biblical utterances on labour. The aim of this study is to give guidance from the Bible to role players on how their disposition should be concerning unemployment. In the article the extent of unemployment is investigated. This is followed by probing into different factors influencing unemployment since 1994. After that Biblical principles relevant to the topic are outlined. Finally unemployment in South Africa is judged according to Biblical principles. In the assessment guidance is given as to what the disposition of different role players should be concerning unemployment.


 

 

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