And so the adventure begins

So how did we get here… A cursory glance at contemporary media platforms, conferences, blogs, podcasts and various publications easily confirm that Africans do not participate in the big global debates of our time – most of us can’t even travel anywhere as our passports are considered to risky for most countries.  This “minimisation” of…

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We rise by lifting others

“… I feel the other, I dance the other, therefore I am…” – Leopold Senghor The anthropocentric ethos of Ubuntu has significant influence in the manner in which people on the African continent co-produce knowledge through a markedly participative mode of collective and collaborative engagement. In a nutshell, Ubuntu finds expression in a philosophy that…

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Never stop dreaming

I am an African This is from a speech made by Thabo Mbeki in Cape Town on 8 May 1996, on the occasion of the passing of the new Constitution of South Africa and it encapsulates the shared vision for our continent.  I am an African. I owe my being to the hills and the…

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