School of Religion, Philosophy & Classics

Beatrice Okyere-Manu

okyere-manv@ukzn.ac.za

033-260-5582

  • Details

  • Position Senior Lecturer
  • Discipline Applied Ethics
  • CampusPietermaritzburg Campus
  • Office AddressRoom 303, New Arts Building

Degrees Held

  • PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Research Interests

Specialist in Applied Ethics with interest in Development ethics:

  • Environmental Ethics,
  • Professional Ethics,
  • Migration Ethics
  • Ethical Issues Affecting African women

Teaching Interests/Expertise

Module/Courses taught at University of KwaZulu-Natal (2012-2018)

  • Ethics Studies 101: Applied global Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 102: Life Sexuality and Death
  • Ethics Studies 204: Environmental Philosophy and Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 201: Ethics of power
  • Ethics Studies 302: Ethics in the Workplace
  • Ethics Studies 305: Professional Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 704: African feminist Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 706: Alternative Methods and Approaches in Applied Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 705: Development Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 707: Environmental Ethics: An African perspective
  • Ethics Studies 708: African Indigenous Knowledge System and Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 801: Fundamentals: Methods and methodology
  • Ethics Studies 802: Professional Ethics (Masters level)
  • Church and AIDS (Masters Module)
  • Religion Gender and Health (Masters Module)
  • Religion Leadership and Governance (Masters Level)

Selected

Publications

  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu and Herbert Moyo Intersecting African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Western Knowledge Systems: Moral convergence and divergence. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publication
  • Beatrice Dedaa Okyere-Manu & Elias Konyana (2018). Who is umuntu in Umuntungumuntungabantu? Interrogating moral issues facing Ndau women in polygyny, South African Journal of Philosophy, 37:2, 207-216, DOI: 10.1080/02580136.2018.1465212
  • Margaret Ssebunya; Beatrice Okyere-Manu (2017). Moral Responsibility and Environmental Conservation in Karamoja Mining Area: Towards a Religious Engagement Vol 30,No.2 (pp.90-104)
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu. (2016) Overpopulation and the Lifeboat Metaphor: A Critique from an African Worldview. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science  Vol. 30 , Is. 3
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu (June 2016) Ethical Implications of Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa: A Challenge to the Christian Church. Crosscurrent, Volume 66, Issue 2, Pages 227–238
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu (2016) Cultural and Social Festivity as a silent contributor to HIV Infections: A moral Challenge of the Easter Festivity to the Kwahuman leadership in Ghana. Alternation Special edition No 23 (2), 236-249. (Co Author, 60%)
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu (2016) HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) in Schools: Ethical implications to Long Term Support Structures. Alternation special Edition No 23. 2 , 343-360
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu (2016) Editorial: HIV, AIDS, Sex and Sexualities in Africa (Co-Editor, 50%). Alternation Special Edition 23.2, 1-9.
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu (2016) Cohabitation in Akan Culture of Ghana: An Ethical Challenge to Gatekeepers of Indigenous Knowledge System in the Akan Culture. Alternation Special Edition No 14 ,45 – 60
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu (2015). The ethical and theological implication of human trafficking: the Modern day Slavery. Journal of Theology in Southern Africa. 151,117-129
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu (2014) “When the Community I Know is No Longer a Safe Haven”: A Dangerous Masculinity Exposed (Journal of gender and Religion in Africa. 85-101.
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu (2012) .When care becomes a burden: An African Feminist Exploration for a Safe Space for Grandmothers caring for Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVCs). Journal of Gender and Religion in Africa. Vol. 18 No2. Special Issue.
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu (2006) Sacrificing Health for Wellbeing: a Theological challenge of Sex Work as a livelihood option for poor women in Pietermaritzburg South Africa (In Journal of Theology for Southern Africa,, issue 124,20-32)
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu. The Sexual Abuse of the girl child in Pietermaritzburg: Rethinking the Christian Response. In Justice not Silence. Eds Ezra Chitando and Sophie Chirongoma. Cape Town: Sun Press. 2013Publication. Publisher
  • Okyere-Manu. 2015. The Ethical implication of migration on Liturgy: An African post-colonial perspective in Liturgy from Postcolonial perspective. Eds Cláudio Carvalhaes. Pp 71-82, Palgrave Macmillan US. https://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9781137516350
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu.   HIV and AIDS as a Human Rights Challenge to Faith Communities in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. In Lars Charbonnier & Wilhelm Gräb (eds.), Religion and Human Rights: Global Challenges from Intercultural Perspectives. De Gruyter. pp. 187-200 (2015). https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/religion-and-human-rights-wilhelm-grab/1119732855?ean=9783110348118
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu 2014 Colonial Mission and the Great Commission in Africa. In Teaching all Nations: Interrogating the Mathean Great Commission. Mitzi Smith and Jayachitra Lalitha.(2014, Minneapolis: Fortress), 15-32 https://muse.jhu.edu/book/30574
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu. 2018. Integrating African Indigenous Knowledge Systems into current ecological conservation strategies: Ethical implications for policy makers. In Intersecting African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Western Knowledge Systems: Moral convergence and divergence. Eds Beatrice Okyere-Manu and Herbert Moyo. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publication https://www.researchgate.net/
  • Kofi Antwi; Beatrice Okyere-Manu. 2018. Bragro as an Akan African Indigenous Knowledge System pedagogical System: An ethical critique. In Intersecting African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Western Knowledge Systems: Moral convergence and divergence. Eds Beatrice Okyere-Manu and Herbert Moyo. Publisher: Cluster Publication https://clusterpublications.com
  • Thando Nkohla and Beatrice Okyere-Manu 2018. Towards hybridization of indigenous and exogenous communication systems: An ethical enculturation. In Intersecting African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Western Knowledge Systems: Moral convergence and divergence. Eds Beatrice Okyere-Manu and Herbert Moyo. Publisher: Cluster Publication https://clusterpublications.com/current-titles/163-intersecting-african-indigenous-knowledge-systems-and-western-knowledge-systems.html
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu. Old wine in new wine skin? Ethical reflections of Liturgical Practices and Rituals in Cyberspace. 2018. In Liturgy and Identity. Eds Roderick Hewitt and Lilian Cheelo Siwila. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications. 2018
  • Margaret Ssebunya; Beatrice Okyere-Manu. 2018. Indigenous Farming and Genetically Modified Farming: An analytical discussion of the ethical dilemma to policy makers in Africa. In Intersecting African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Western Knowledge Systems: Moral convergence and divergence Eds Beatrice Okyere-Manu and Herbert Moyo. Publisher: Cluster Publication
  • Ssebunya M., Morgan S.N., Okyere-Manu B.D. (2019) Environmental Justice: Towards an African Perspective. Pg 175-189 In: Chemhuru M. (eds) African Environmental Ethics. The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics, vol 29. Springer, Cham. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-18807-8_12
  • Beatrice Okyere-Manu (2017) Environmental Ethics: From Theory to Practice. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 31 (1), 110-112
  • African Responses to HIV/AIDS: Between Speech and Action. Edited by Segun Ige and Tim Quinlan 2012

Community Involvement

Publications

  • Ethics Studies 101: Applied global Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 102: Life Sexuality and Death
  • Ethics Studies 204: Environmental Philosophy and Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 201: Ethics of power
  • Ethics Studies 302: Ethics in the Workplace
  • Ethics Studies 305: Professional Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 704: African feminist Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 706: Alternative Methods and Approaches in Applied Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 705: Development Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 707: Environmental Ethics: An African perspective
  • Ethics Studies 708: African Indigenous Knowledge System and Ethics
  • Ethics Studies 801: Fundamentals: Methods and methodology
  • Ethics Studies 802: Professional Ethics (Masters level)
  • Church and AIDS (Masters Module)
  • Religion Gender and Health (Masters Module)
  • Religion Leadership and Governance (Masters Level)

Student

Supervision

  • Afika Nota. 2015. “The trafficking of young women and girls in South Africa: an ethical critique” Completed
  • Hupenyu Makusha. (2016) “An ethical analysis of child marriage and its effects on the girl child”.  Completed
  • Londiwe Ndawonde. (2016) “The Ethical challenges facing career women in the new South Africa”. Completed
  • Nonjabulo, Ngcobo. (2016) “The Role of women in local government in uMgungundlovu District: an ethical critic”.
  • Sizwe Nzimande, (2016) “Ethical implications of land grabbing on the activities of environmental Managers in Umgungundlovu district”. Co-Supervision with Margaret Ssebunya Completed
  • Ngobese Nkosi, (2016) “An Ethical reflection of the activities of Ezemvelo Wildlife conservation in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Co-Supervision with Margaret Ssebunya. Completed
  • Chikonzo E T, (2017) “Ethical implications of lobola paying in African societies on the newly married couples: A case of Zimbabwe. Completed
  • Gwala OZ. (2017) Ethical Examination of Local Communities Human rights Violation Through coal mining in South Africa. Co-Supervision with Margaret Ssebunya. Completed
  • Hlatshwayo MH. (2017) An ethical reflection of water usage in South Africa. Completed
  • Mtshaulana TG (2016) “An ethical examination of the role of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa’s (MCSA) mission in the Conservation of the Environment in South Africa” Co-Supervision with Margaret Ssebunya Completed
  • Redebe Ntutuko: (2016) “Decriminalization of Cannabis in South Africa: Ethical Critique”.
  • Sophy Ndidiamaka Akpunonu-Ogu, 2014 “Corruption in the Police force in Nigeria: An Afro-centric ethical critique. Completed
  • Amos Luwaile 2015 Faith and health: An appraisal of the work of the African Religious Assets Program (ARHAP) among faith Communities in Zambia. Completed
  • Dumisani Nxumalo 2018. “An exploration of the possible role of the United Congregational Church in responding to the challenges faced by the legitimate recipients of the South African social grant: A case study of the social grant challenges in Harding”. Completed
  • Nomshado Zondi: 2017. Counselling in Cyberspace: an ethical critique. Completed
  • Hupenyu Makush: Refugee children and their right to basic education: An ethical analysis of the South African Refugee Act 130 of 1998 Completed
  • Chikonzo E T 2018. The perspective of students’ moral responsibility on social Media. An ethical enquiry
  • Patrick Zuma:
  • Mvelo Zulu: Sand mining along Coastal lands in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa and its impact on the Environment and society: A moral critique
  • Ntutuko Radebe: Air pollution in Ethekweni Municipality: An ethical critique
  • Nontando Shandu: The ethical effects of citizen Journalism on Journalism: the case of Marikana Massacre and #feesmustfall
  • Zandile Ngubane 2019: an ethical interrogation of the beliefs and attitude towards people living with Abinism.
  • Singata Zikhona, 2019: An ethical assessment of the sustainable livelihood option of the ‘blesser blessee’ phenomena on the blesse in South Africa.
  • Banda, QP 2019; The Ethics of polygamy among the Zulu’s: The case of Mseleku TV reality Show.
  • Khoza, T. 2019: Infertility in the African traditional context: Ethical challenges facing infertile Zulu women
  • Mazeka ,S. 2019: The Ethics of care with specific reference to the care of the elderly: A comparison of Western hospice system and the African traditional attitude towards the elderly
  • Mphamba ,O. 2019
  • Sithole, B. 2019. “Muti” Killing in South Africa as a human rights issue: An ethical evaluation
  • Zikhali, Q A. 2019
  • Margaret Ssebunya, “Investors or Infesters: An ethical critique of the contribution of investors in Uganda’s mining sector to development and the state of environmental crisis”. 
  • Elias Konyana, “When culture and the law meet: An ethical analysis of the Domestic Violence Law among the Ndau people of Zimbabwe”.
  • Thando Nkohla. “Virtual ontology, moral responsibility and agency:  The ethical implications of mobile communication technology use on parenting style in Pietermaritzburg South Africa.
  • Keba Muko, An ethical analysis of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining policy in search of ethical gaps in prospective of exploitation of women and children by investigators.
  • Nomatter Sande, Pastoral Ministry and the Disabled: A critical investigation of how Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) church can be a safe space in meeting the needs of the Persons with Disability (PWD) in Harare Zimbabwe. Completed
  • Pheyiye Mapungwana, Snack Attack: An ethical interrogation of the activities of the snack food manufacturing industry in South Africa on the environment.
  • Morgan Nkansah- “An African Understanding of Animal Ethics: a Welfarists or Rightist approach?”