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.

Welcome to our website! On this site you will find information on what the Ujamaa Centre is about, our history, our commitments, our current organisational structure, our programmes and campaigns, our resources, our partners, and how you can contact us.

Here you'll find our latest newsletter.



Ujamaa group photo February 2015, read more about the workshop

A welcome note from the Director's desk



Latest News

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

Inaugural Shembe Lecture Invitation Letter

Latest Events

Worker Sunday Campaign

more information

Anti-Xenophobia Statement from the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, University of KwaZulu-Natal 

read the full statement here



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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