The Meaning of Ubuntu

Nelson Mandela was a man who stood for many principles. It is now over 6 months since he passed away in his home in South Africa. Now the dust has settled, we can examine the impact and legacy of which he has left this world. For me, one particular phrase stood  out. ‘Ubuntu.’ It is a word  founded in the Southern African Region which Mandela used  to  recognise the ties that unite all humans, across borders and continents, which the eye cannot see. For me, this is his most important legacy, whilst it  has also been used to describe “the language of the people.”

Rather than write an essay on what this means, i have decided to use photography as a way of portraying what exactly is meant by Ubuntu. All photos come from countries in  which Restless Development partake in the ICS programme, and i’d like to thank all those who took such stunning photos.

Please enjoy and feel free to share.


by Jack McQuibban


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The Meaning of Ubuntu

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