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Gerhardus Cornelis Oosthuizen
THE MAIN EMPHASES in the African traditional worldview can be detected in their traditional religions, which have much affinity with post‐ modern era worldviews.This significant development should not be overlooked, and it is appropriate to give specific attention to it in this context.
It is difficult to speak about a single worldview in Africa, as cultural heterogeneity predominates, and continuous interaction takes place between the urban and rural.Another question is whether worldviews can still be contrasted in the late 20th century, with the homogenization process of secularism winning ground even in the most traditional cultures. Although less than a third of Africa is considered to be urbanized, the secularization/modernization process has intensified.Because