Educating for Ubuntu/Botho: Lessons from Basotho Indigenous Education


This article reflects on shocking and horrifying incidents of moral indiscretion that have become commonplace in South Africa. The aim is to understand why human beings would carry out such shocking and horrific acts on fellow human beings. The article draws on Dismas Masolo’s book Self and Community in a Changing World to unpack the notion of personhood. It draws lessens on Basotho indigenous education. The choice of Basotho indigenous education is premised on the assumption that it is the author’s own native knowledge with which he is most familiar, and about which he can write uninhibitedly.

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Letseka, M. (2013). Educating for Ubuntu/Botho: Lessons from Basotho Indigenous Education. Open Journal of Philosophy, 3, 337-344. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.32051.

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