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The influence of missionary work on Vhuhosi

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dc.contributor.advisor Mapaya, M. G.
dc.contributor.advisor Matshidze, P. E.
dc.contributor.author Muthivhi, Mashudu Edward
dc.date 2018
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-05T17:45:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-05T17:45:38Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1126
dc.description MAAS
dc.description Centre for African Studies
dc.description.abstract he institution of African traditional royal leadership herein after referred to as Vhuhosi, may at times be seen to be falling short in fulfilling its function. Arguably, symptoms such as the misunderstanding of the role and powers of traditional royal leaders, the never-ending land disputes, as well as issues of political transition in South Africa, can be traced back to the introduction of missionary activism. Amid a myriad of challenges, the proposed study seeks to investigate the influence of missionary work on the institution of Vhuhosi. The study’s focus will specifically be on the efficiency, or lack thereof, of the institution to perform its functions following the historical interface with missionary activism. The study will employ a mixture of research methodologies, amongst them the literary study of archive materials, the empirical investigation of the current state of the institution, and the appraisal of the prevalence of mission activities in the modern-day era all of which fall under the qualitative research design. It is envisaged that the results of the study will benefit current traditional royal and religious leaders, government officials in understanding the historical explanation of current trends and tendencies. Most importantly, the study will equip those involved in improving the situation and changing the course of history. Furthermore, the study will benefit scholarship by providing relevant and constructive research material that could inform and/or shape the calibre of leadership in these institutions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 159 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject African leadership en_US
dc.subject Colonialism en_US
dc.subject Missionary activism en_US
dc.subject Vhavenda worldview en_US
dc.subject Vhuhosi en_US
dc.title The influence of missionary work on Vhuhosi en_US
dc.title.alternative Institution of African royal governance and administration en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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