Religion 251: Religion and Cultural Diversity in South Africa

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Moving from Cape Town eastward towards KwaZulu-Natal and then north to Johannesburg, this course will examine cultural diversity in South Africa and the role religion has played in sustaining the identity of ethnic groups.  In addition to analyzing the history of racial classification in South Africa and noting how religion was used both to defend Apartheid and justify protest against it, students will study what various organizations are doing today to build a multi-racial democracy and a just social order.

 

The first two weeks will be spent in Western Cape Province, in both the urban areas and in the outlying rural regions. There will be excursions to Cape Point, the Wineland and Overberg districts, and picturesque places along the southern coast. We will also spend a weekend in the urban townships.
The second half of the program will involve shorter stops in more places. We will travel eastward, along the coastline, into the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal, the traditional regions of the Xhosa and Zulu people.
The final days of the program will be spent in Gauteng, the densely populated urban region that includes Johannesburg, Soweto and Pretoria.

Western Cape Province

University of Western Cape

Western Cape

V & A Waterfront -Table Mountain

Parliament in Cape Town

Downtown Cape Town

Robben Island Prison

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Stellenbosch

Cape Point - Cape of Good Hope

beachtime

Swimming at Arniston

Genadendal

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2008 Interim Group

Winelands

Wineland District

Cape Flat Townships: Program of Remembrance of Apartheid's Legacy

YazirChristine

Yazir - DACPM Leader

The Cape Flats Neighborhoods

Guguletu Seven Memorial

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Statue Exercise

Victoria Mxenge Development Project

Shanties on edge of Townships

Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal

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Landrover - Game Drive

Eastern Cape Map

Grahamstown

Qunu

Qunu - where Mandela was born

Xhosa Territory

Nelson Mandela

ShembeLadies

Shembe Church Ladies

Durban in KwaZulu-Natal

bikobook

Steve Biko

Gauteng Province: Johannesburg, Soweto, Pretoria

Johannesburg

Gauteng Province

Apartheid Museum

Mandela House - Soweto

Union Buildings - Pretoria

CheetahJeff

Ever pet a Cheetah?

Major Program Providers

DebraShirley

Staff Support at UWC

MarjeOthers

Dr. Marjorie Jobson

Calvin

Calvin Johannes

Varieties of People
NikkiChild
HeadCarry
EricBoy
CrossroadsKids
ProfPersens
Afrikaner
Religion in South Africa

Beyers Naude

Desmond Tutu

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Alan Boesak

African Independent Church

African Methodist Church

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Xhosa Methodist Church Women

Traditional Healer

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Hearty Meal at Lelapa

Bo-Kaap Muslim District

We will encounter interesting African wildlife at various points during the program and especially at a national park in Eastern Cape Province.

Addo
alligator
elephants
antelope
ZebraHeads
ostriches

Last revised March 31, 2009

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