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.


Discerning a theological agenda for spatial justice in South Africa: An imperative for sustained reconciliation – Stephan de Beer

A spatial turn has occurred in various disciplines over the past decades. This article holds that it has not occurred in ...
Read More

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 notion of spatial justice. It ...
Read More

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 times, specifically in the disciplines of ...
Read More

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 between the South African social ...
Read More

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 1:1–2:5 is the key to the ...
Read More

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 Centre for Contextual ...
Read More

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, focus on their own ...
Read More

The parable of the Feast (Lk 14:16b–23): Breaking down boundaries and discerning a theological–spatial justice agenda – Ernest Van Eck; Wayne Renkin; Ezekiel Ntakirutimana

The parable of the Feast (Lk 14:16b–23) is perhaps the example par excellence in the New Testament that addresses spatial ...
Read More

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 pertinent to the development of foundational ...
Read More

[Virtual Colloquium] Solidarity with the homeless poor during Covid-19: we cannot be free unless you are free!

The Centre for Faith and Community at the University of Pretoria, in conjunction with its research associates in its Social ...
Read More

Spatial Justice and Reconciliation Conference – Report 2017

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

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

From 22-23 August 2013, 59 people gathered in Cafe Burgundy’s at the University of Pretoria to consider the status of reconciliation ...
Read More
0