UBUNTU IS A (SOUTH) AFRICAN CONCEPT OF 'HUMANITY TOWARDS OTHERS' IT IS THE 'BELIEF IN A UNIVERSAL BOND OF SHARING THAT CONNECTS ALL HUMANITY'. PERSONAL STORIES, OPINIONS, FACTS, PRO'S AND CONS, ALL IS RELEVANT IF WE WANT TO ESTABLISH THE TRUTH, NO NEED TO BE OFFENDED, FOR WITH TRUTH COMES UNDERSTANDING, ONLY IF WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER, THERE CAN BE RESPECT, UBUNTU.
Aid, development projects and the like have never benefitted the African people. Only fractional. They have mostly benefitted foreign NGO’s and the elites. Not the people.
History has a tendency to repeat itself, never in exactly the same manner, but similar enough in order to recognise overarching patterns, symptoms and causes.
Faith and religion are concepts of the divine with one clear distinction: one is man-made, the other isn’t.
We should be careful to declare the nature of events as random, especially where it concerns the origin of nature and in particular the origin of man and other species…
Problem, reaction, solution and other examples of three-valued logic. A breakdown of a philosophical concept and why it matters to us.
We tend to believe that we live in ‘free’, ‘open’ and ‘multi-cultural’ societies, but racism is a deeply rooted evil, that lingers on and unless we are confronted with it, we may have no way of knowing it still exists...
When the facts are too hard for us to bare, fiction may provide us with a comfortable alternative reality. And yet there are circumstances where both fact nor fiction matters. Because they are both besides the point…
'The draft’ is a term that is associated with military service. It is a controversial topic if we only look at it from this military perspective. Other forms of draft may be of interest to explore and weigh as means to re-engineer our societies.
Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) has downgraded South Africa's rating to 'junk' status, as the country's currency continued to slide following a major cabinet reshuffle. Let's discuss the value and merits of being labeled 'junk'.
Freedom of religion means freedom to hold an opinion or belief, but not to take action in violation of social duties or subversive to good order. A short story on the freedom of religion from a historical perspective combined with 2 recent examples.