City Press on 23 October 2017

The term globalisation has gained resonance in daily discourse as it continues to affect many societies. It has become so entrenched in our daily lives that one may wonder, why an intellectual conversation needs to be had about the phenomenon.

One does not seem to stop and reflect about some of the effects it can have on individuals and societies. The perceived negative effects of globalisation and how it is exploitative of shared resources, only for the benefit of individuals insensitive to the well-being of the people, necessitates such discussions.

For instance, in the African context it has threatened the notion of ubuntu as a unifying philosophy in Africa which emanated from our ancient African Spirituality and Religions. Ubuntu can be roughly translated into “humanity towards others”.

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