n South African Actuarial Journal - Editorial

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1680-2179


Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL Much of modern African philosophy may arguably be construed in terms of its response to the effects of colonialism in general and, in South Africa and the former front-line states, of apartheid in particular (Thomson, 2003a). For human values in Africa, colonialism was a refining fire. We are still suffering from its effects. But we have not only survived colonialism, we have overcome it. And in the process of surviving and overcoming, we have sharpened our understanding of what it means to be African. The responses have been articulated in terms of African nationalism, pan-Africanism, black consciousness (e.g. Biko, ..

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