Philosophy

Identity by race does matter

Celebrating the first ‘black’ or ‘African’ woman to get a doctorate in philosophy raises critical issues

‘Don’t objectify black people through white guilt’

White people should take responsibility for what they’ve done to black people and feel remorse

Isn’t identity informed by experience?

To question someone’s authority to speak on their own identity and inwardness is truly questionable.

​Demise of philosophical society not black and white

The Philosophical Society of Southern Africa appears to be falling apart over Africanising a Eurocentric viewpoint.

​The age of humanism is ending

The divergence of democracy and capital will defy reason and politics will become brutal survivalism.

‘The vilest of men rise to the greatest credit’

French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings from 1755 could have well been written today, about South Africa.

Violence: What Fanon really said

The revolutionary philosopher fought racism and colonialism, but he was not a violent man.

No country for brilliant thinkers

Why is Mabogo More, probably the "most frequently cited philosopher living in South Africa today", almost unknown in the country?

What do we mean when we speak of ubuntu?

Ubuntu is a central idea in post-apartheid South Africa, but scholars disagree on whether it informs the Constitution or undermines it.

The comforts of orthodoxy

Six books aiming to revive the self-help genre are themselves in need of help, says Michael Titlestad

‘A lot of what I write is blah blah, bullshit’

<b>Stuart Jefferies</b> chats to Slavoj Zizek, a philosopher who combines theories of anarchy, communism and Lady Gaga with aplomb.

UJ philosopher on ‘the meaning of life’

No philosophy department in the country is doing more to train black postgraduates than UJ, says Professor Thaddeus Metz, head of the department.

Press Releases

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

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Marketers need to reinvent themselves

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South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.