Kaunda will be remembered as a giant of 20th century African nationalism – a leader who gave refuge to revolutionary movements, a relatively benign autocrat and an international diplomat.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi deserves better than being dismissed as an apartheid stooge. But he deserves little praise as an advocate for human rights and civil liberties.
Ubuntu provides a language for people to participate in preventive action, even if this involves practices such as lockdowns.
His life’s work was asserting the humanity and history of the Bantu people, while proposing that the soul was able to bring knowledge of the past and of the future into the present.
Academics face the choice of becoming a colony of the Northern mainstream or retreating into a Southern “indigenous” enclave. Both should be resisted.
Xenophobia negates the spirit of pan-Africanism, especially its ideal that Africans share a mutual bond, regardless of their geographical location.
The IFP’s constitution provides that the nomination of national office bearers be approved by the branches. But this was not done in the nomination of its new president.
Faced with the same problem, South Africa is turning to the familiar toolkit to explain a recurrent problem.
The Bomvana say the global development agenda has created division because it sees people as individuals rather than primarily as members of a collective.
Education systems around the world are increasingly recognising the value of local approaches to thinking, learning and being.
Survivor’s guilt is arguably an instance of good character, an emotional expression.
South African commercial law courses do not address the question of what norms and procedures govern business relations in indigenous African communities.
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu embraces everything noble in Aristotelian virtue ethics and African philosophical systems alike.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is first and foremost, a spiritual leader, a man of deep prayer. This motivated his participation in supporting South Africa’s liberation struggle.
Archbishop Bishop Desmond Tutu is well known for having invoked an ubuntu ethic to evaluate South African society, and he can take substantial credit for having made the term familiar.
US President Donald Trump often owns the conversation on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. But why use the same tactics we’re criticising him for? And what would be an appropriate response?
South Africa considers itself to be playing a key role in promoting the ‘African Agenda’ in continental and world affairs. But perceptions in the rest of Africa tell a different story.
The problem for Jacob Zuma’s political theology is that far too many members of South Africa’s ruling ANC have been experiencing a dramatic loss of faith in a party they see as no longer righteous.
The iPhone mobile revolution put powerful computers in our pockets, but took away our rights to control them. Is that worth celebrating?
If violent contexts aren’t taken into account, restorative justice does not serve broader society. Instead it serves as a peacemaking process within a paradigm stacked against the poor and vulnerable.