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Ubuntu : fundamental constitutional value and interpretive aid

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dc.contributor.advisor Botha, C. J. (Christo J.) Netshitomboni, Sivhaga en 2015-01-23T04:23:58Z 2015-01-23T04:23:58Z 1998-06 en
dc.identifier.citation Netshitomboni, Sivhaga (1998) Ubuntu : fundamental constitutional value and interpretive aid, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract South African courts face a challenge in the application of intra and extra-texual aids in constitutional interpretation. Given that the 1993 and 1996 Constitutions have brought about a new era in the exercise of human rights, the challenge that the courts face is to strike a balance between individual and communitarian values. I have argued that the African concept of ubuntu which was included in the 1993 Constitution and impliedly included in the 1996 Constitution should be applied as a constitutional value and interpretive aid. This argument is fortified by the 1996 Constitution's frequent reference to human dignity, which is accorded full meaning by ubzmtu.mtu. This concept is further examined with a vie-..v to linking it vvith African jurisprudence which is characterised by the exercise of individual human rights within the context of a group. In conclusion proposals on the way forward in the application of ubuntu are
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 26 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Ubuntu
dc.subject Human dignity
dc.subject Extra-texual aid
dc.subject Constitutional interpretation
dc.subject Social justice
dc.subject Human rights
dc.subject Constitution
dc.subject Indigenous values
dc.subject Courts
dc.subject African Jurisprudence
dc.subject.ddc 342.2068 en
dc.subject.lcsh Constitutional law -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Ubuntu en
dc.title Ubuntu : fundamental constitutional value and interpretive aid en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Law LL.M. en

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