Discipline of Philosophy

Mr P Terblanche Delport

College of Human Sciences
School of Humanities
Department: Philosophy, Practical and Systematic The
Tel: +27124293111
E-mail: delpopt@unisa.ac.za


  • BA Hons (Philosophy) (University of Pretoria) (2012);
  • BA (English Studies) (University of Pretoria) (2010)

Currently teaching

  • SUS1501 (Sustainability and Greed);
  • PLS3701 (Theoretical and Applied Ethics: Environmental Philosophy)

Fields of academic interests

  • Africanist Social Theory
  • History of Consciousness
  • Theory Formation
  • Aesthetics

Field of Specialisation

  • Philosophy of Law and Jurisprudence
  • Philosophy of Liberation
  • African Political Philosophy
  • Contemporary European Philosophy

Journal articles

  • The Tick, the gods and the Contract. 2012. Phronimon: The South African Journal of Greek Philosophy 13(2), pp. 39 –54.
  • Race, Ideology, and the University. 2014. Special edition of PULP Fictions co-edited with J. Modiri . Pretoria: Pretoria University Law Press. ISSN: 1992-5174. Availaible: http://www.pulp.up.ac.za/pdf/2014_11/2014_11.pdf  
  • An Ethical (Anti-)Constitutionalism? Transformation for a Transfigured Public. 2014. Acta Academica 46(3): 104-121, ISSN: 05872405. Available: http://reference.sabinet.co.za/document/EJC164629  
  • South Africa's Struggle for Human Rights: A Jacana Pocket History by Saul Dubow. 2014. Review article in African Historical Review (46)2, pp. 130-132, ISSN Print 1753-2523/Online 1753-2531.  Available: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17532523.2014.943989#.VNxWuULleFI
  • Occupying Heritage: From a Leprosy Hospital to an Informal Settlement and Beyond. 2015. Co-authored with Benjamin Saccaggi, Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage 2(1), pp. 40-56.
  • Südafrikas Kolonialphilosophie. Rassismus und die Marginalisierung der Afrikanischen Philosophie. 2015.Co-authored with Ndumiso Dladla, Polylog. Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren, No. 33 (2015), pp. 21-38.


  • Completing a MA degree in philosophy entitled ‘Common Modernity’ that focuses on the enclosure of the commons and the formation of legal apparatuses in the colony.
  • Co-project leader (with Ndumiso Dladla and Melusi Mbatha) 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