ABSTRACT: The decolonization of Africa, of which the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa is the most recent example, has led to a greater recognition of the wide variety of religions practising on its soil. Grace is one of the co-researchers in my PhD research with the title: ‘Ubuntu values in an emerging multi-racial community: A narrative reflection’. Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s renowned Nobel Peace Prize winner, remarks, “When we want to give high praise to someone, we say Yu u nobuntu; Hey, so-and-so has ubuntu.”  For many black African cultures, the more one displays ubuntu, that is, develops human excellence, the better one’s life. According to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ubuntu is a belief that "a person is a person through other persons, that my humanity is caught up, bound up, inextricably, with yours. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can't exist as a human being in isolation. When I Different Interpretations among South Africans of African Descent1 Christian B.N. philosophy called Ubuntu. Ubuntu is also the name of “the world’s most popular free OS.” It was named this by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth, who … Ubuntu as Cultivating One’s Humanity. Gade Department of Culture and Society Aarhus University Jens Chr. Such acts could be as simple as helping a stranger in need, or much more complex ways of relating with others. 1. He or she is a full person. You can't be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality - Ubuntu - … Ms Ngidi gave me permission to name her in the article. Philosophy in Africa.
Ubuntu: Applying African Philosophy in Building Community 02/05/2012 08:29 am ET Updated Apr 06, 2012 You might have much of the world's riches, and you might hold a portion of authority, but if you have no ubuntu, you do not amount to much. Ubuntu refers to behaving well towards others or acting in ways that benefit the community. Ubuntu exhibits, throughout this paper, to promote humanism on a national and global scale. Ubuntu, the operating system. It speaks about our interconnectedness. One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu - the essence of being human. A person who behaves in these ways has ubuntu. Dirk J. Louw University of the North email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Friday, 15 August 2014, I visited Ms Grace Ngidi, a Zulu lady who stays in Olievenhoutsbosch Township at extension four. Ubuntu: An African Assessment of the Religious Other.