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Servant leadership: An urgent style for the current political leadership in South Africa

Mookgo S. Kgatle
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 39, No 1 | a1815 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v39i1.1815 | © 2018 Mookgo S. Kgatle | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 October 2017 | Published: 15 May 2018

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Mookgo S. Kgatle, Department of Christian spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa, South Africa


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Abstract

The aspects of the political leadership in South Africa discussed in this article include, among others, abuse of power, corruption and lack of public accountability. In response to these aspects, the article demonstrates that servant leadership is an urgent style for the current state of political leadership in South Africa. The article discusses key aspects of the current political leadership in South Africa as a point of departure. The article also discusses the theological foundation and key principles of servant leadership in order to apply them to the current state of political leadership in South Africa

Intradisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary implications: Servant leadership principles as outlined from a theological point of view are applied to the aspects of political leadership in South Africa.

Keywords

Servant leadership; Theology; Political leadership; Politics; South Africa

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