Discipline of Theological Ethics

Prof Tshepo Lephakga

College of Human Sciences
School of Humanities
Discipline Leader
Tel: +27 12 429 2313
E-mail: lephat@unisa.ac.za


  • D.Th. (Systematic Theology) (University of South Africa)

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Fields of academic interests

  • Business Ethics;
  • Social Ethics;
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Liberation;
  • African Ethics;
  • Ethics and Politics (Political Ethics);
  • Ethics and Land;
  • Black Theology of Liberation & African Theology;
  • Race and Racism;
  • Ethics and Human Rights

Field of Specialisation

  • Theological Ethics

Journal articles

  • Lephakga, T. 2017. Colonial Institutionalisation of Poverty among blacks in South Africa. Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae.
  • Lephakga, T. 2016. Radical Reconciliation: The TRC should have allowed Zacchaeus to testify? Submitted to HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 72(1): 1-10.
  • Lephakga, T. & Delport, P.T. 2016. Spaces of Alienation: Dispossession and Justice in South Africa. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 72(1).
  • Lephakga, T. 2015. The history of the conquering of the being Africans through land dispossession, reason and proselytization. Submitted to Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, 41(2): 145-163.
  • Lephakga, T. 2013. The history of theologized politics in South Africa, the 1913 Land Act and its impact on the flight from the black self. Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, 39(2): 379-400.
  • Lephakga, T. & Tshaka, R.S. 2013. Karl Barth’s understanding of Christian Baptism as a basis for a conversation on the praxis of Sacraments in the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 69(1): 1-8.
  • Lephakga, T. 2012. Reclaiming God and reclaiming dignity: the history and future of black liberation from internalised oppression. Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, 38(2): 65-80.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Member, Theological Society of South Africa (TSSSA) and International Reformed Theological Institute (IRTI).
  • Founder member, Academic Society for Black Theologians.
  • Committee member, CHS School Tuition and teaching and learning, Unisa.
  • President, Academic Professional Staff Association (APSA)
  • Participant in ‘Philosophy in the Park’, a Unisa departmental community engagement project


Book project on the history of the Azanian People’s Liberation Army (APLA)