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Is Democratic SA Founded on the “Spirit of Law”? Read an Excerpt from Leonhard Praeg’s Report on Ubuntu

Report on UbuntuIn his book, Report on Ubuntu, Leonhard Praeg probes the possibilities of a politics premised on shared humanity.

The associate professor in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University interrogates the claim that democratic South Africa is founded on the “spirit of law”, 20 years after the end of apartheid.

UKZN Press shared an extract from Report on Ubuntu, in which Praeg explains the title of the study. The author opens the book with a quote by Ato Quayson from “Obverse Denominations: Africa?”: “We have always been consigned to responding from the place where we ought not to have been standing.”

The introduction consists of three fragments: Responsibility, The Political, and Critical Humanism.

Read the extract on Scribd:

A Report on Ubuntu by LittleWhiteBakkie

 

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