Discuss the notion of ‘Ubuntu’ with reference to transformative constitutionalism, case law and jurisprudence in your answer.
Ubuntu is an African concept used to refer to humanness between people within a community. The concept of ubuntu is found in most African cultures, though the word differs by language. Ubuntu has greatly improved the social economic conditions due to emphasis on human relationships and the notion that a person is only a person through these relationships with other people resonates with the ecological or person-in-environment (PIE) perspective in social work. This principle of relatedness is now greatly embedded within the global social work statement of ethical principles which states, "Far from being autonomous and independent beings as constructed by liberal theory, as human beings we are all embedded in societies and dependent on their socio-political, economic and cultural structures and conventions"