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Verbum et Ecclesia

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BUQA, Wonke. Storying Ubuntu as a rainbow nation. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2015, vol.36, n.2, pp. 1-8. ISSN 1609-9982.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/VE.V36I2.1434.

South Africa is often referred to as the 'Rainbow Nation'. This term was coined by Desmond Tutu during the advent of democracy in the country. Tutu stated: 'They tried to make us one colour: purple. We say we are the rainbow people! We are the new people of the new south Africa!' This article seeks to answer the question as to whether the Rainbow Nation is a true reflection of Ubuntu in South Africa or whether it is just idealism

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