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If it were not for peer pressure, I might not have pursued this MA programme. I got inspiration from three peers (names withheld), most often over a drink. I salute them.
I am equally grateful to my wife, Vida Khumbolawo Nkambule, for taking the responsibility of running the family alone amidst problems like attempted and actual house break-ins. You provided me with strength and determination when my spirits were low.
I am also indebted to the World Council of Churches for funding my studies. In the same vein, appreciation is due to my employer, the Church and Society Programme of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) of Livingstonia Synod, for their role in securing the sponsorship.
Finally, I acknowledge the immeasurable input and guidance of my two supervisors, Rachel Kurian and Jeff Handmaker, during the design, development and finalisation of this paper. This does not mean in any way that I demean the contribution of other members of staff of ISS. The Convenor for the HDS programme, Karin Arts, deserves special mention for her moral and administrative support whenever called upon.