At the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Desmond Tutu promoted restorative justice. But focusing on individuals neglects broader contexts of violence and inequality.
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.
On the set in Soweto of a makeover television show.
TV talk and makeover shows have a preference for spectacle and conflict. But new collaborative models may be the future.
Much of academic philosophy, even on the African continent, is openly and unashamedly in love with the idea of the West as destiny.
Talk show host Jerry Springer enters the stage on a motorbike as co-host of the 2008 Miss Universe contest.
Daytime television talk shows are known for their confrontational style. But there is a different model: a harmonious, cohesive and relational approach may offer a better way to communicate.
South African President Jacob Zuma delivers an address at the Inaugural Ubuntu Awards in Cape Town.
The essence of Ubuntu can best be found in Africa’s informal economies. They are not dependent on western shareholders or donations, and certainly not subject to western management education.
Late to the party, but not necessarily with nothing to bring.
A new arrival into an extremely competitive market, the first Ubuntu-powered phone has finally gone on sale in Europe – two years after a failed attempt to generate crowdfunding nevertheless raised US$12m…