This article explores possible experiences of ubuntu in the Zama Zama informal settlement.
Postfoundational practical theology and the narrative approach function as paradigm and
methodology. Themes and/or discourses like poverty, violence, xenophobia and the role of
the local church were identified, but ubuntu is not always visible as a lived reality amongst
the members of the community. The church is an exception. Women play a leading role in the
congregation and it is in the church where ubuntu values are visible and experienced.