As an Afrikaner man doing research on ubuntu, what are the possibilities for meaningful
research? In this article, some aspects of the difficulties and possibilities that may be
encountered in such a research programme will be explored. Within a postmodern worldview,
and framed within postfoundational practical theology, social-constructionism, a narrative
hermeneutic metaphor and autoethnography will be used as tools to explore some difficulties
and possibilities of such a research undertaking.
This article was written as
part of the research for a MTh
degree that was done under
supervision of Prof Julian
C. Muller, Department of
Practical Theology, University
of Pretoria, South Africa.