Workplace spirituality in contemporary South Africa

Claude Hélène Mayer, Harald Walach

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This chapter introduces the reader to the topic of workplace spirituality in contemporary South Africa. It provides insights into Western and African concepts of (workplace) spirituality and thereby refers to the very specific sociocultural contexts within South Africa, while referring to historic and present influences. Finally, spirituality is described within the context of mental health, mindfulness, and well-being research. Conclusions are drawn and implications for future theory and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319621630
ISBN (Print)9783319621623
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Healing
  • Postapartheid
  • South African spirituality
  • Ubuntu
  • Ubunye and amandla
  • Well-being
  • Western approaches
  • Workplace spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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