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The concept of ubuntu is an alternative to individualistic and utilitarian philosophies that tend to dominate in the West. It is a Zulu/Xhosa word, with parallels in many other African languages, which is most directly translated into English as ‘humanness'. Its sense, however, is perhaps best conveyed by the Nguni expression ‘umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’, ...

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