n. Zulu or Xhosa
word, a traditional African concept.
is a term for humaneness, for caring, sharing and being in harmony
with all of creation.
have a thing called ubuntu. It is about the essence of being human,
it is part of the gift that Africa will give the world. It embraces
hospitality, caring about others, being willing to go the extra
mile for the sake of another. We believe that a person is a person
through other persons, that my humanity is caught up, bound up,
inextricably, with yours. When I dehumanize you, I inexorably dehumanize
myself. The solitary human being is a contradiction in terms. Therefore
you seek to work for the common good because your humanity comes
into its own in community, in belonging.”
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu
On the front of the t-shirt
ubuntu is framed by the contours of Table Mountain: Cape Town’s