Dr Erasmus Masitera holds a D.Phil. in Philosophy from the University of Pretoria (South Africa). He is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the SARCHI Chair in Higher Education and Human Development Research Programme at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Erasmus’ research focuses on African moral thinking on various aspects of human living that range from land reform and land redistribution, disability, and education. In particular, at UFS his research focus is on Ubuntu, Capability Approach, Disability and associated (injustices), and Higher Education. In that regard his researches oscillate on various political, social and economic perspectives embedded in African social thinking.

Recent publications include:


Masitera E (editor), (2020). Philosophical issues on land reform in Southern Africa. Palgrave-Macmillan. Release date October 2020.

Masitera E, and Sibanda F (editors), (2018), Power in Contemporary Zimbabwe. London: Routledge. doi.org/10.4324/9781351066501 

Book Chapters

Masitera E, (2019), ‘The Moral Significance of Dare system in Seeking Justice and Peace among the Shona People.’ Violence, peace and everyday modes of justice and healing in post-colonial Africa. Edited by Duri F, Marongwe N and Mawere M. Bamenda: Langaa Research and Publishing C I G, pp 291-312.

Masitera E, (2019), ‘Creating the ‘Other’ in the Context of Land Redistributions: The Paradox of Decolonisation and Common Good.Hand book of African Philosophy of Difference. Editor Imafidon E. Springer Nature Switzerland AG.  doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04941-6_25-1 

Accredited Journal Articles

Masitera E, (2020), Indigenous African Ethics and Land Distribution. South African Journal of Philosophy. Volume 39, Number 1, pp 35-46 https://doi.org/10.1080/02580136.2019.1706383 

Masitera E, (2019), Traditional communal understanding of crime and the role of social therapy: Ideas from African Philosophy. Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions. Volume 8, Number 3, pp 101-114. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ft.v8i3.7

Masitera E, (2018), ‘Economic Rights in African Communitarian Discourse.’ Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory. Volume 65, Issue Number 157, pp 15-36.

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