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Ubuntu: An African Equity

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dc.contributor.author Bennett, T W en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-06T12:36:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-06T12:36:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/4677
dc.description.abstract In this paper the uses of ubuntu in constitutional law, criminal law, administrative law, the law of property, family law, delict and contract are investigated. Furthermore the theoretical objections to the use of ubuntu are stated and responded to. It is found that ubuntu provides the South African courts with a metanorm similar to the English notion of equity and that it is being deployed to give voice to something distinctively African. It promises to lay the foundations for a cohesive, plural, South African legal culture", characterised by notions such as reconciliation, sharing, compassion, civility, responsibility, trust and harmony. en_US
dc.subject Ubuntu en_US
dc.subject equity en_US
dc.subject reconciliation en_US
dc.subject human dignity en_US
dc.subject humanity en_US
dc.subject social harmony en_US
dc.subject restorative justice en_US
dc.subject cultural heritage en_US
dc.title Ubuntu: An African Equity en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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