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Ubuntu and the law

Nyoko Muvangua

Ubuntu and the law

African ideals and postapartheid jurisprudence

by Nyoko Muvangua

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Published by Fordham University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy,
  • Customary law,
  • Law,
  • Ubuntu (Philosophy),
  • Post-apartheid era

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Drucilla Cornell and Nyoko Muvangua
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKTL440 .U28 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25025984M
    ISBN 109780823233823
    LC Control Number2011037015

    Stacy Douglas - - Law and Critique 26 (3) A Discourse on African Philosophy: A New Perspective on Ubuntu and Transitional Justice in South Africa. Christian B. N. Gade - - Lexington Books. Time immemorial, the knot tying the African culture has been Ubuntu, literally meaning humanism. Humanism is a trajectory of reason, ethics and values and espouses focus on human values and concerns.

    This is the first comprehensive casePub to address the relationship of uBuntu to law. It also provides the most important critical articles on the use of uBuntu, both by the Constitutional Court and by other levels of the judiciary in South Africa. Although uBuntu is an ideal or value rooted in South Africa, its purchase as a performative ethic of the human goes beyond its roots in . History of the concept. The term ubuntu appears in South African sources from as early as the midth century. Reported translations covered the semantic field of "human nature, humanness, humanity; virtue, goodness, kindness." Grammatically, the word combines the root -ntʊ̀ "person, human being" with the class 14 ubu-prefix forming abstract nouns, so that the term is exactly .

    Ubuntu forces us to look at our actions to see if they match our values, for Ubuntu is measured in actions not good intentions. Ubuntu is the art of being a human being. It is the living of our humanness. It is the unfolding of our natural goodness. Each living human being has this opportunity to discover their basic goodness and to practice it. 2 Y Mokgoro ‘Ubuntu and the law in South Africa’ () 1 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 2. 3 GM Nkondo ‘Ubuntu as a public policy in South Africa’ () 2 International Journal of African Renaissance Studies UBUNTU AS A MORAL THEORY IN SOUTH AFRICA 12/19/11 AM.


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openness and the rule of law, arguably coincide with some key values of ubuntu(ism), e.g. human dignity itself, respect, inclusivity, compassion, concern for others, honesty and conf ormi ty.

uBuntu, then, as it is addressed as an activist ethic of virtue and then translated into law, helps to expand the thinking of a modern legal system’s commitment to universality by deepening discussions of what inclusion and equality actually mean in a postcolonial country.

This is the first comprehensive casePub to address the relationship of uBuntu to law. It also provides the most important critical articles on the use of uBuntu, both by the Constitutional Court and by other levels of the judiciary in South Africa.

Although uBuntu is an ideal or value rooted in South Africa, its purchase as a performative ethic of the human goes beyond its roots in Reviews: 1. Book Description: This is the first comprehensive casePub to address the relationship of uBuntu to law.

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Since uBuntu claims to have universal purchase, its importance as a way of thinking about law and justice is not limited to South Africa but becomes important in any.

Thus this book will be a crucial resource for anyone who is seriously grappling with human rights, postcolonial constitutionalism, and competing visions of the relations between law and justice. This is the first comprehensive casePub to address the relationship of uBuntu to law.

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approval Bennet’s Customary Law in South Africa ( – Juta & Co Ltd). The book deals with with the concept of ubuntu and its value, the difficulty of its definition, and whether any precise definition is even possible or desirable.

Ubuntu is associated with fairness, non-discrimination, dignity, respect and civility. The new constitutional dispensation, like the idea of freedom in South Africa, is also not free of scepticism. Many a time when crime and criminal activity are rife, sceptics would lament the absence of ubuntu in society and attribute this absence to what they view as the permissiveness which is said to have been brought about by the Constitution with its entrenched Bill of.

committed by the offender of the law. A loss of a life of an individual is something that can never be compensated. The crime of murder is by far and large a crime that, after all reasonable considerations, must be given maximum sentence, according to the book Ubuntu and The Law.

uBuntu, then, as it is addressed as an activist ethic of virtue and then translated into law, helps to expand the thinking of a modern legal system’s commitment to universality by deepening discussions of what inclusion and equality actually mean in a postcolonial country.5/5(1).

Ubuntu and the Law book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This is the first comprehensive casePub to address the relationship of /5. Ubuntu and the law in South Africa: Exploring and understanding the substantive content of ubuntu Sibusiso Blessing Radebe Attorney of the High Court, and Senior Legal Counsel in the information, communication and technology sector, Johannesburg & Moses Retselisitsoe Phooko Department of Jurisprudence, College of Law, University of South Africa.

What uBuntu is as it is found in our ancient African Spirituality and Religion it fits perfectly with the Humanity’s Team Oneness Statement: Oneness is the energy of Love that lies within and connects all of Life. The Universe is One Being and we are its cells – all essential and responsible for the whole.

uBuntu Titles. A Report on Ubuntu. Law and Revolution in South Africa: uBuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation | Drucilla Cornell | download | B–OK.

Download books for free. Find books. Get this from a library. UBuntu and the law: African ideals and postapartheid jurisprudence. [Drucilla Cornell; Nyoko Muvangua;] -- This is the first comprehensive casebook to address the relationship of ubuntu to law. It also provides the most important critical articles on the use of ubuntu, both by the Constitutional Court and.

5 Ubuntu: Affirming a Right and Seeking Remedies in South Africa Mogobe B. Ramose 6 Utu, Usawa, Uhuru: Building Blocks of Nyerere’s Political Philosophy Issa G. Shivji 7 Ubuntu and the Law: Some Lessons for the Practical Application of Ubuntu Katherine Furman 8 Ubuntu and Subaltern Legality Drucilla Cornell.

The UBUNTU Party proposes a complete overhaul and rewriting the entire legal system that is created by the people for the people, based on the principles of Common Law. The UBUNTU Party Plan Of Action. The essays collected here add to her evolving approach to fundamental ideas of law, politics, and ethics as informing uBuntu, living customary law, and dignity jurisprudence in South Africa.

This book bears directly on the vibrant ongoing debate in South Africa about how to restore societal respect for law in light of its gross misappropriation Cited by: The Ubuntu application is pervasive in almost all parts of the African continent. Hence, the Ubuntu philosophy is integrated into all aspects of day-to-day life throughout Africa and is a concept shared by all tribes in Southern, Central, West and East Africa amongst people of Bantu origin (Rwelamila, Talukhaba & Ngowi, ).

3 Ubuntu and South African law Much as South Africa is a multicultural society, indigenous law has not featured in the mainstream of South African jurisprudence.

Although an opportunity presented itself with the reforms effected by the Special Courts for Blacks Abolition Act 34 of and the Law of.Thus this book will be a crucial resource for anyone who is seriously grappling with human rights, postcolonial constitutionalism, and competing visions of the relations between law and justice.

--Book Jacket.\/span>\"@ en\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema:description\/a> \" UBuntu, restorative justice, and the constitutional court -- uBuntu.Derived from the Zulu (South African) phrase “umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu,” meaning “a person is aperson through other persons,” ubuntu has been taken as connoting the notion of an interconnectedness of persons and the significance of this for conceptions of personhood and interpersonal relations.

It has been conceived as meaning or implying compassion.