August 24th, 2015: we were pleased to have Allan Boesak speaking at our annual Allan Boesak Public Lecture, it was a succes. You can find the complete script on our website -->

Allan Boesak at Ujamaa UKZN


The Ujamaa Centre is an interface between socially engaged biblical and theological scholars, organic intellectuals, and local communities of the poor, working-class, and marginalised. Together we use biblical and theological resources for individual and social transformation.

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Ujamaa group photo February 2015, read more about the workshop

A welcome note from the Director's desk



Latest News

Latest public lectures: 

Gunther Wittenberg  lecture: August 20th

About the Gunther Wittenberg Lecture

Allan Boesak lecture: August 24th

About the Allan Boesak Lecture

Latest Theological cafe's  

Jeremiah Wright. August 24th

Continuation of his theme will be August 25th

Upcoming public lectures: 

JL Dube lecture: September 11th 

about the JL Dube lecture

Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD)

Click here for the full article

Latest Public Lecture was on July 29th 2015:

The contribution of Prophet Isaiah Shembe to African Biblical Theology.

Speaker was Prof Gerald West, Senior Professor of Old Testament, School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics

The respondent was Rev S Ngidi, Executive Member of the Nazereth Church, Ama Nazaretha

Read more about this public Lecture: click here

Latest Events

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Prof. R Simangaliso Kumalo
Associate Professor: Religion and Governance
Director: Ujamaa Centre

School of Religion Philosophy and Classics
University of KwaZulu-Natal 
Tel: +27 (33) 260 5850; Fax: +27 (33) 260 5858 
Email: kumaloR@ukzn.ac.za 




Mrs Comilla Laban, 
Administrator and Financial Officer of Ujamaa Centre 
Tel: +27(33)260 6295, 
Email: labanc@ukzn.ac.za 

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