School of Religion, Philosophy & Classics

Munyaradzi Felix Murove

Munyaradzi Felix Murove


Associate Professor




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Pietermaritzburg Campus

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External Research Profile

Degrees Held

  • BTh (Hons) – Urbanian University
  • MA- University of Natal
  • Doctorate – Univerity of South Africa (UNISA)

Research Interests

  • African Ethics
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Economic Ethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Accounting Ethics
  • Ethics and Politics
  • Peace and Security Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Professional Ethics
  • Theological Ethics

Research Interests

  • African Ethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Ethics and Politics
  • Professional Ethics
  • Ethics of Power


  • 2018 “Indigenous Knowledge Systems Discourse and Inclusionality: An Afro-centric Quest for Recognition in a Globalised World” in Journal for the Study of Religion, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 159-176.
  • 2018 “Academic Freedom and the Problems of Patriotism and Social Responsibility in  Post-colonial Africa”, (23) Alternation, pp. 326-345.
  • 2011 “L’Ubuntu” in Diogenes: International Review of Sciences and Humanities, 235-236, 44-59.
  • 2008 “Moving Beyond Dehumanisation and Greed in the Light of African Economic Ethics: A Statement”, in Religion and Theology: A Journal of Contemporary Religious Discourse, Vol. 15/1-2, (2008), pp. 74-96.
  • 2008 “The Convergence of Ethical Concerns between African Ethics and Process Thought with Specific Reference to Relationality and Immortality of Values”, in Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, Vol. 130, March 2008, pp. 24-38.
  • 2008 “Academic Freedom Discourse in Post-Colonial Africa: A Quest for Transformation and Appropriation of Relevant Knowledge in Higher Education”, in Africa Insight, Vol. 38 (2) September 2008, pp. 101-114.
  • 2007 “The Dominance of the Spirit of Neo-Liberal Capitalism in Contemporary Higher Education Practices in Post-Colonial Africa: A Reconstruction of an African Ethic of Indigenisation”, in Africa Insight
  • 2007 “The Shona Ethic of Ukama with Reference to the Immortality of Values”, Mankind Quarterly, XLVIII (2): 235-241.*
  • 2005 The Empirical Contradiction of Globalisation: A Quest for a Relational Ethical Paradigm, in Journal of Theology in Southern Africa – JTSA, March No. 121. pp. 4-18 *
  • 2005 “African Bioethics: An Explanatory Discourse”, in Journal for the Study of Religion, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 17-36.*
  • 2005 “The Voice from the Periphery: Towards an African Business Ethics beyond the Western Heritage”, in South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, SAJEMS,  No. 3, pp.339-347.*
  • 2005 The Incarnation of Max Weber’s Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism in Post-Colonial African Economic Discourse: A Quest for an African Economic Ethics”, in The Mankind Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 122. pp. 489-407.*
  • 2004 An African Commitment to Ecological Conservation: The African Concepts of Ukama and Ubuntu, in The Mankind Quarterly, Vol. XLV, No. 2. pp. 4-18
  • 2003 Preserving our Collective Memory: An Ethical Inquiry into the Future of the Archival Tradition in Africa, in SA Archives Journal, pp. 13-23
  • 2006 Globalisation and African Renaissance: An Ethical Reflection” in P. H. Coetzee and A. P. J. Roux, Philosophy from Africa (Second Edition), Cape Town: Oxford University Press of Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, pp. 574-588.
  • 2006 Globalisation and African Renaissance: An Ethical Reflection” in P. H. Coetzee and A. P. J. Roux, The African Philosophy Reader: A Text With Readings (Second Edition), Cape Town: Oxford University Press of Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, pp. 574-588.
  • 2008“On African Ethics and the Appropriation of Western Capitalism: Cultural and Moral Constraints to the Evolution of Capitalism in Africa”, in R. Nicolson, (ed.), Persons in Community: African Ethics in a Global Culture, Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, pp. 85-110.
  • 2008 “Neo-Liberal Capitalism, African Elites and ICT: Challenges and Prospects for a Development Ethic based on Ubuntu and Ukama”, in S. de Gruchy, N. Koopman and S. Strijbos, (eds.). From Our Side: Emerging Perspectives on Development and Ethics, Amsterdam: Rozenberg Press, pp. 135-150.
  • 2009 “African Ethics: Beyond the Ethic of the Savage Evidence”, in Murove, M. F. (ed.), African Ethics: An Anthology of Comparative and Applied Ethics, Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal, pp. 14-32.
  • 2010 “Black Economic Empowerment and the Post-Apartheid South African Quest for the Domestication of Western Capitalism”, in G. Moore (ed.), Fairness in International Trade, Springer: The International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics Book Series, pp. 47-66.
  • 2010 “African Philosophy: Ethics”, in Punthenpurackal, J. J.. et al (Eds), ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, pp. 48-51.

Teaching Expertise

  • Ethics Studies 101 (Applied Global Ethics)
  • Ethics Studies 102 (Life, Sexuality and Death)
  • Business Ethics for Accountants and Auditors (MGT2BE)
  • Religious Studies 101 (Introduction to Christianity and African Christianity)
  • Religion and Ethics 316 (African Bioethics)
  • Ethics Studies 303 (African Ethics & the Post-Colonial Condition
  • Ethics Studies 302 (Ethics of Power)
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility ETHS 700
  • Comparative and Applied Ethics ETHS703 & ETHS 803
  • Religion, Ethics and Governance MGT 539


  • Walter Kawisi “An inquiry on the contribution of corruption to africa’s under development: A critical study based on African social ethics” (Degree Awarded April 2019)
  • Mbongiswa Praisegod Shezi “The status of the body in African Moral thought : The moral case for organ donation” (Degree Awarded April 2019)
  • Ayanda, Qondeni Zikhali “The ethical issues involved in organ donation and the various opinions in organ transplant in SA” (Degree Awarded April 2019)
  • Mr Augustine Menegbor, MA “The Compatibility of African Humanistic Values and Capitalistic Values” (Degree awarded April 2010).
  • Mr Samson Tembinkosi Zondi MA “Tenders and Corruption in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Rethinking African Ethics as a Panacea to Corruption” (Degree awarded April 2013).
  • Mr Myke Mwale, MA “Global Warming Discourse and the Economic Dilemma of Sustainability: The Potential Contribution of African Ethics” (Degree Awarded April 2014).
  • Dr Okyere-Manu’s PhD thesis titled: “Ethical Challenges faced by African Women in Economic Development: South African Women’s Participation in the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Policy” [Degree was awarded in April 2011].
  • Dr Nneka Ifeoma Okafor thesis titled: “Institutionalised Violence and Discrimination against Women in Eastern Nigeria: An Ethical Approach” (Degree awarded April 2014)
  • Dr CG Chiwenga, thesis titled: “The Predominance of an Ethic of Double Standards in the United Nations Security Council Humanitarian Intervention Missions: A Critical Study based on the Ethical Concepts of Mutual Aid and Equal Recognition” (Degree Awarded April 2015)
  • Dr Wisdom Otaluka, Thesis title: “The Cultural Roots of Corruption: An Ethical Investigation with Particular Reference to Nepotism” (Degree Awarded April 2017).
  • Dr Engelbert Rugeje, Thesis title: “Recurring Conflict in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: The search for a Regional Conflict Transformation Mechanism Premised on the Concepts of Collective Security and the African Concept of Ubuntu” (Degree Awarded in September 2017).
  • Herbert Chingono, Thesis title: “A Critical Study of the Ethical Challenges of the United Nations Peace-keeping Missions and National Sovereignty in Africa with specific Reference to Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Suddan” (Degree awarded in September 2017).
  • Panganai Kahuni, Thesis title: “The Security Sector Reform Debate in Post-Independent Africa South of the Sahara: A Critical Ethical Investigation based on the Concepts of Sovereignty and Anarchy” (Degree awarded in September 2017).
  • Michael Chaminuka, Thesis title: “Military Humanitarian Interventions with Reference to Developing Countries: A Critical Ethical Study on the Role of Self-Interest” (Degree Awarded in April 2018).
  • Peter Muchakazi, “The Ethical Dilemma of the Imposition of Economic Sanctions as a Deterrent Tool against a sovereign State: Acritical Analysis with reference to Cuba, Iraq and Zimbabwe” (Degree Awarded in September 2018).
  • Dr Denson Muvandi, “The Accountancy Profession and its Professional and Social Responsibility: A Systems Theoretical Approach to Social and Ethical Accounting” (Degree Awarded in September 2018).
  • Christopher Mushohwe, “Ethics, Governance and Leadership and the Rise of African Nationalism in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Critical Study” (Degree Awarded in April 2019).
  • Martin Rushwaya,Indigenisation/Black Economic Empowerment and the Appropriation of the Spirit of Capitalism in Post-Colonial Africa: A Critical Study on the Emergence of African Business Ethics” (Degree Awarded in April 2019).