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Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Alexander Forbes CEO Edward Kieswetter with learners from the Memezelo Secondary School in Soshanguve, to the north of Pretoria, 4 August 2011 (Photo: Bongani Nkosi / MediaClubSouthAfrica)
The Mpumelelo High School choir performs at a ceremony marking Nestlé's adoption of the school, Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, 1 November 2011(Photo: Brad Morgan, Brand South Africa)
The Zulu world "ubuntu" translates roughly as "humanity towards others". But it means much more than this. The spiritual foundation of African societies, ubuntu involves a belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all of humanity, a unifying worldview best captured by the Zulu maxim umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu – "a person is a person through other persons".