Mungi Ngomane on the benefits of Ubuntu
It’s good to see that Mungi Ngomane’s book - Everyday Ubuntu: living better together the African way - is doing so much to spread the word about the South African philosophy of inter-connectedness, tolerance, kindness and understanding.
Indeed a podcast by Mungi - granddaughter of Nobel Peace Prize winning anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu - was featured on the Brand is Female which highlights the achievements of Women Entrepreneurs.
She talks about Ubuntu and how her book takes readers through 14 lessons that can help them implement it into their daily lives.
Ubuntu is based on the belief that there is a universal human bond:that everyone is connected by a shared humanity. No one would be rejected or considered without worth. By embracing the its core message and living it out in daily life, it’s possible to overcome division and be stronger in a world where the wise build bridges, not walls.
The philosophy, long championed by Desmond Tutu, is currently being used by London Police in its fight against gang culture and knife crime. indeed its practice is central to the Ubuntu Round Tables Project - a partnership between Youth Futures and the Tutu Foundation UK that brings disenfranchised young people and their local police officers together to build respect and understanding and reduce antagonism on the streets.
Mungi, who grew up with activism and social justice in her blood, is herself a patron of the Tutu Foundation UK. Follow this link to see Mungi Ngomane’s podcast for The Brand is Female: https://www.thebrandisfemale.com/podcast/season3episode10