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Constitutional Adjudication in Africa edited by Fombad, Charles M (31st August 2017)

Part 4 Constitutional Adjudication and Promotion of Constitutionalism, 12 Exploring the Contribution of Ubuntu in Constitutional Adjudication—Towards the Indigenization of Constitutionalism in South Africa?

Christa Rautenbach

From: Constitutional Adjudication in Africa

Edited By: Charles M Fombad

Ubuntu may be regarded as South Africa’s gift to constitutionalism, 1 and the judiciary is to thank for that, particularly the South African Constitutional Court. 2 Ubuntu is an age-old 3 indigenous concept, which has earned itself the appellation of ‘African equity’, 4 ‘African value’, 5 ‘African dignity’, 6 ‘African humanism’, 7 ‘African justice’, 8 ‘constitutional value’, 9 or ‘social value’, 10 and many others. 11 It is a value-laden concept with many meanings, 12 which has drawn a fair amount of both praise and criticism, 13 causing it to become a...
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