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Interviews and Reviews

Read Karen Kotze’s article in the False Bay Echo about the Archive of Kindness launch that took place at the Community Kitchen, in Muizenberg on Saturday 9 October.

Archive of Kindness Author Jess Auerbach
Archive of Kindness Author Jess Auerbach

Finding ubuntu in action under lockdown

The Covid-19 lockdown has, at times, shown us the uglier side of human nature, but it has also inspired many of us to put the needs of others before our own. It’s our capacity for good, the spirit of ubuntu, that a new book, Archive of Kindness, explores.

Launched at the Community Kitchen, in Muizenberg, on Saturday, Archive of Kindness is a compilation of stories – selected from 2000 submissions – based on random acts of kindness shown by regular people, to other regular people, during lockdown.

The stories in the book are compiled by Dr Jess Auerbach, a senior lecturer in social anthropology at North West University, on the Potchefstroom campus. She was trained at UCT, Oxford and Stanford universities.