About Dr Tony Shabangu
Tony Shabangu is a Philosophy lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, where his main areas of research specialization are African Ethics, primarily Ubuntu. Prior to that he was a coordinator at the Postgraduate School’s Research Capacity Development Unit where his role was to facilitate the PG Diploma, Honours and Master’s Coursework students’ workshops, mini-courses, short learning programmes, events and collaboration.
Additionally, Tony has completed a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship with the Centre for Leadership Ethics based in Fort Hare where he worked on Punishment Ethics as a Post Doctoral Fellow. As a student, Tony joined the University of Johannesburg in 2008 and recently received his Ph.D. at the Department of Philosophy in 2022. Prior to graduating in 2022 Tony was the on-site Research Writing Consultant at UJ’s Research Capacity Development unit located at the Postgraduate School.
Tony has lectured 3rd Year Ethics (UKZN), Optometry for Ethics (fourth-year level), Social Work Ethics (Honours) and taught Ethics for Engineering, Ethics for Accounting and English for Law. Tony has presented work in various conferences, with the most recent being the Philosophy Society of Southern Africa conference in 2023 (at UJ). Other conferences include University of Durham (May 2019),21 Years of South African Democracy Conference (June 2019) and the 3MT (3 Minute Thesis 2019), which both took place at UJ.
Tony is happy to offer supervision to Hons and MA (and exceptional PhD) students who would like to work in any area of moral philosophy, African ethics, ethics & jurisprudence, ethics in corrections and bioethics, with a huge focus on Ubuntu and decolonisation of knowledge.
Research areas: Moral philosophy, African ethics, ethics & jurisprudence, ethics in corrections and bioethics, journalism ethics, transhumanism in the African context, professional & workplace ethics, pedagogies in higher learning institutions, decolonisation of knowledge and African metaphysics.