Discipline of Philosophy

Mr Ndumiso Dladla

College of Human Sciences
School of Humanities
Department: Philosophy, Practical and Systematic The
Tel: 0124296403
E-mail: dladln@unisa.ac.za


  • MA (Philosophy) (2016) (University of South Africa);
  • BA Hons (Philosophy) (University of South Africa, 2012);
  • BA (Philosophy & Private Law) (University of South Africa, 2009)

Currently teaching

  • PLS1501 (Introduction to Western Philosophy);
  • PLS3705 (Political Philosophy);
  • HRPLS81 (Philosophy Research Report);
  • PLS4802 (A thorough study of a period in the history of philosophy)

Fields of academic interests

  • Philosophy of Liberation
  • Critical Philosophy of Race
  • Philosophy of Education
  • South African Historiography

Field of Specialisation

  • African Philosophy
  • Social, Political and Legal Philosophy


  • Here is a table: a philosophical essay on the history of race in South Africa. 2017. Pretoria: Ears. ISBN: 9780620745352.
  • Here is a table: a philosophical essay on the history of race in South Africa. (Revised Edition). 2018Pretoria: Bantu Logic Publishing. ISBN: 9780620745352.

Book chapter

“Decolonising the University in South Africa – A Precondition for Justice”, 2012, pp. 160- 174, in: Peace and Security for African Development. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa. ISBN: 9780798303125.

Journal articles

  • Südafrikas Kolonialphilosophie. Rassismus und die Marginalisierung der Afrikanischen Philosophie. 2015.Co-authored with Terblanche Delport, Polylog. Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren, No. 33 (2015), pp. 21-38.

  • Review Essay: “Friends of the Natives: The Inconvenient Past of South African Liberalism”, New Voices in Psychology, 11(1), 2015, pp-138-149.

  • "Towards an African Critical Philosophy of Race: Ubuntu as a Philo-praxis of Liberation", Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions Volume 6 Number 1, Jan 2017, p. 39 - 68.

  • "Contested Memory Retrieving the Africanist (Liberatory) Conception of Non-racialism",  Theoria: Journal of Social and Political Theory, 153(64), 4, 2017, pp. 101-127, doi:10.3167/th.2017.6415307.

  • “Racism and the Marginality of African Philosophy in South Africa”, Phronimon: Journal of Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 18 (2017), pp. 204-231, doi:10.17159/2413-3086/3761.

  • “Post-script to ‘Racism and the Marginal(isation) of African Philosophy’”, Phronimon: Journal of Greek Philosophy and the Humanities,  18 (2017), pp. 249-255, doi: 10.17159/2413-3086/1966.


  • DPhil (Philosophy of Law) student at UP, Department of Jurisprudence
  • Co-project leader (with Terblance Delport) of Philosophy in the Park Community Engagement project. This project aims to engage African cultural production in the City of Tshwane through a series of public events and engagements focusing on contemporary politics and artistic practice.