Tuesday, September 14, 2010

World Cup Hangover Hits South Africa

World Cup Hangover Hits South Africa: "Ubuntu: it’s a treasured Bantu word roughly translated as 'unity.' But 'unity' doesn't quite do it justice. Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee defined it as a concept meaning 'I am what I am because of who we all are.' During South Africa's decades-long struggle against apartheid, ubuntu meant unity of purpose among the country’s black majority against a brutally oppressive system. It meant the assertion of humanity in the face of an inhuman system."