Ubuntu and the quest for land reform in South Africa

In this article, I ask the question how we can relate ubuntu to South African land reform from a practical-theological point of view. I will look at researchers' efforts to understand ubuntu and how these efforts do and do not integrate into the conversation around land reform. Referring to lan...

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Published in: Verbum et ecclesia Vol. 36; no. 2; p. 1
Main Author: Holtzhausen, Herman
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Afrikaans
Published: Pretoria African Online Scientific Information Systems (Pty) Ltd t/a AOSIS 06-08-2015
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Summary: In this article, I ask the question how we can relate ubuntu to South African land reform from a practical-theological point of view. I will look at researchers' efforts to understand ubuntu and how these efforts do and do not integrate into the conversation around land reform. Referring to land reform, I will focus on two private narratives as opposed to dominant public narratives. An in-depth discussion on legislation and research on perspectives of land ownership therefore falls outside of the ambit of this article. In conclusion, I will argue that the relationship between a landowner and his or her dispossessed coworkers can be the fertile soil which ubuntu requires to find sustainable local answers to land reform.
ISSN: 1609-9982
2074-7705
DOI: 10.4102/ve.v36i2.1431