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HOD: Humanities / Senior Lecturer (Full-Time): Philosophy & Applied Ethics
BA (Hons), Th.B (Hons), MA (North West University), D. Litt. et Phil (Unisa)
Head of Philosophy & Applied Ethics, Jaco is known for his passion for reconciliation and bridge building.
I consider myself a regular person of Afrikaans descent trying to live with wisdom in the world and especially the South Africa of the 21st century.
Having spent some years as a full time member of a Department of Philosophy, I also had the opportunity to work in the Social Services in the United Kingdom and subsequently to be a pastor in a religious community in Pretoria. Being part of a religious community afforded me the opportunity to be involved in various community building and community development projects across a variety of communities.
During the past decade and a half I was fortunate enough to travel widely in Europe and Africa (Sudan, Burundi and East Africa, the whole of the SADEC region.) I feel enriched by these experiences as philosophy is, in my view, as much an art as an academic discipline.
I often have more questions than answers, but I have a passion to search for what mediates between seeming opposites. Put differently I have a passion for reconciliation and bridge building.
I am married to Donette Werkman-Kruger and we have two daughters, Madeleine and Marianné.
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