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Managing cultural diversity in the South African police service (Gauteng province): the role of a chaplain

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dc.contributor.advisor Lubbe, G.J.A (Prof.) en
dc.contributor.advisor Cilliers, C. (Prof.) en Mofamere, Thabo Joseph en 2009-08-25T10:50:22Z 2009-08-25T10:50:22Z 2009-08-25T10:50:22Z 2003-06-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Mofamere, Thabo Joseph (2009) Managing cultural diversity in the South African police service (Gauteng province): the role of a chaplain, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Chapter 1 discusses the research proposal of the study. In this proposal the problem statement was identified and described, for example it is shown how the diverse religious work-force is being managed and ministered to by a traditional chaplain as if it shared a religion similar to that of the chaplain. Further this chapter discusses the research methodology, which clearly indicates the path that would be followed in this research. Chapter 2 looks at the profile of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in general. It has been shown that the SAPS forms a critical component of the criminal justice system. The objectives, mission and vision of the SAPS has been clearly outlined as aspiring to create a crime free society for all the inhabitants of South Africa. The SAPS would only acquire this vision through executing its tasks within the framework of the Human Rights Act. Chapter 3 focusses on the historical development of the chaplaincy in the SAPS since its inception during the year 1952 until the democratic dispensation in 1994. The pioneers behind the formation of the chaplains' corps are discussed. Lastly, the appointment procedure, the functions and the characteristics (qualities) of chaplains are looked at. Chapter 4 considers the various perspectives of culture and cultural particulars as a basic theory of the study. The latter has clearly indicated that people's views and understanding of certain things differ completely. Hence the need for proper cognisance of cultural diversity by the chaplain. Chapter 5 examines the concept of stress in the context of the SAPS. The stress-inducing factors, the impact of stress on SAPS members as well as the role of the chaplain in the management of stress levels is discussed. Chapter 6 explores the theology of death and the bereavement process (stages) to be followed generally. The role of the chaplain in this regard is shown. Chapter 7 is the quantitative investigation, whereby questionnaires elicited the views of both the policemen and women about the Chaplain Service ministry. Chapter 8 discusses the conclusions of chapters: 4, 5, 6 and 7 and synthesises them into one comprehensive idea. The reason behind this is that this study has to provide a model to be developed, which would better enable the chaplain to function across both cultural and religious lines. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (231 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Managing en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Diversity en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject Police Services en
dc.subject Chaplain en
dc.subject Gauteng Province en
dc.subject.ddc 252.592
dc.subject.lcsh South African Police Service (Gauteng, South Africa) -- Chaplains
dc.subject.lcsh Chaplains, Police -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.subject.lcsh Diversity in the workplace
dc.subject.lcsh Church work with police
dc.subject.lcsh Religious pluralism -- South Africa -- Gauteng
dc.title Managing cultural diversity in the South African police service (Gauteng province): the role of a chaplain en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Religious Studies and Arabic en D.Litt et Phil.(Religious Studies) en

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