Social Justice and Reconciliation

This theme explores issues of our collective woundedness as a South African people; spatial justice, land and restitution; peace-building and restoration; and the ways in which reconciliation and justice relate to each other.

“Rainbow: premise or promise?” Consultation on Social Cohesion and Reconciliation – 2013 Report

From 22-23 August 2013 59 people gathered in Cafe Burgundy’s at the University of Pretoria...

Spatial Justice and Reconciliation Conference – 2017 Report

On 31 May 2017, the research groups Spatial Justice and Reconciliation and Ubuntu research project collaborated and hosted a...

Tiyo Soga: Violence, disruption and dislocation in the white polis – Vuyani Vellem

Tiyo Soga must be celebrated as he is the personification of a body of knowledge...

Facing our whiteness in doing Ubuntu research. Finding spatial justice for the researcher – Julian Müller; Sheila Trahar

In this article, the two authors, academics from different contexts and both aware of their whiteness,...

How does justice smell? Reflections on space and place, justice and the body – Jacob Meiring

Flowing from a joint consultation on Spatial Justice and Reconciliation on 21–22 September 2015, hosted by...

The transformation of the city of Zion: From decadence to justice and prophetic hope (Is. 1:1–2:5) – Alphonso Groenewald

This article focuses on the story of the transformation of the city called Zion. Isaiah...

Interrupting separateness, disrupting comfort: An autoethnographic account of lived religion, ubuntu and spatial justice – John Eliastam

This article uses a fictionalised encounter as the basis for an autoethnographic exploration of the intersections...

Spaces of alienation: Dispossession and justice in South Africa – Petrus T. Delport; Tshepo Lephakga

Theories and philosophies of space and place have seen a rise in prominence in recent...

Leibniz, Lefebvre and the spatial turn in law – Isolde de Villiers

This contribution takes as its point of departure the spatial turn in law and the...