Category Archives: Intercultural communication

Bicultural groups as bridges to communities


Lack of understanding, suspicion and divisions between people and communities are real. In our society there are diversity and cultural differences which cause people to live alongside each other without actually making real contact. This often happens regardless of the … Continue reading

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Wêreldbeeld en evangelie in evangelisasie


Wêreldbeeld beïnvloed die benadering, metode en inhoud van evangelisasie  Die afgelope tyd het ek net weer bewus geword van die groot uitdaging wat gelowiges het om moeite te doen om diegene aan wie hulle die evangelie wil verkondig of oordra, … Continue reading

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Power Distance


“Power Distance” is a term which was coined by Hofstede when he studied the effect of “national cultures” (countries) in the workplace.  “Power distance” is an index to determine to what extend people with less power in organisations and institutions … Continue reading

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Authority and power in communication


 Authority and power nearly always play a significant role in any communication.  The context and the people involved will determine to a large extend if authority or power will enhance or destroy meaningful communication among those involved.  The impact of … Continue reading

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