The recognition of social location as a heuristic device in
biblical hermeneutics does not necessarily equate to the
production of radical and alternative knowledge. From our
own social location (Africa), biblical hermeneutics has to
deal with the dynamics of coloniality. Africa, especially South
Africa as a social location, is still burdened by coloniality.
The orientation of African biblical hermeneutics has to be
decolonial if it is to overcome the persistence of coloniality
by privileging African knowledge systems and African
thinkers. It also has to unmask the structures of coloniality
that continue to destabilise the African imagination. The
emergence of African biblical hermeneutics does not imply
that the colonial systems have been overcome – coloniality
is able to survive and thrive even under the tag “African”.