What is Ubuntu

I am what I am because of who we all are


Definition of Ubuntu

UBUNTU is an ancient African philosophy that refers to our human-ness; our selfless-ness; and our connected-ness.

It is all about unity and harmony within our community. Where people care for each other and look out for each other, as if they were part of a great big family. In UBUNTU communities, money has no place and everyone contributes their skills and talents for the benefit of the whole community. All ancient tribes and civilisations around the world share the same philosophy by different names.

The most frequently used definition of UBUNTU is: I am what I am because of who we all are

In a similar fashion, the native American Cherokee Tribe have this belief:
“If it’s not good for everyone, it’s no good at all.”

Act Now and make a Contribution for a World of Prosperity

Ubuntu Liberation Movement

The UBUNTU Liberation Movement originated in 2005. It is a movement of higher consciousness with a message of unity, abundance and prosperity for all. We have a simple plan to create a new social structure on our planet that will release us all from the economic and financial slavery that we are all trapped in.

A new system in which everyone can contribute their skills and talents for the benefit of everyone in their community. We call this Contributionism. Our motto is UNITY within Community and “if it’s not good for everyone, it’s no good at all.”

The basic information and background is written in our book UBUNTU CONTRIBUTIONISM – A Blueprint For Human Prosperity. You can get the book HERE:

The movement has grown to members and supporters in over 200 countries with the strongest in South Africa, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Norway, Sweden, Austria, and many more. We share critical information about the origins of money, how it is created and controlled by the global banking elite and how our central banking system has created a slavery system in which we are all equally enslaved, without realising it.

UBUNTU believes that the solutions to our problems are really simple – but they have to come from the people and not from corporations or bureaucratic government leaders who have become puppets of the elite and who hold the rights of corporations above those of living breathing human beings.

A New System

It is very obvious that the socio-economic system we live in is BROKEN – it cannot be fixed by using the same tools that created it. We need to find a NEW SYSTEM.

Since 2005, the message was carried by its founder Michael Tellinger, and the UBUNTU Movement has evolved by learning from many experiences in over 30 countries. We got involved in community project, food growing, intentional communities, sporting activities, protests and even politics. All this experience has been a great teacher in showing us what NOT to do.

Our experience has evolved to a simple plan of action to create a new alternative, for every living breathing human being – without any violence, opposition or conflict. We call it the ONE SMALL TOWN – Can Change The World strategy.

We are not only talking about it – we are doing it. Since our launch in Jan 2017, our plan has attracted the attention of several Mayors in the USA, Canada and South Africa, UK, Brazil, Philippines, Australia, Swaziland, and others – and we are on a rapid path to creating this new reality for us all – where ONE SMALL TOWN – Will Change The Word – by starting a domino effect all over the world.

Our Origins

Our Origins

The philosophy of Contributionism was founded by Michael Tellinger in Johannesburg, South Africa in the year of 2005, when he started to promote the idea of a “world without money”. This idea came to Michael through his research into the origins of humankind and ancient human history – when he realised that the origins of money on our planet did not evolve out of thousands of years of barter and trade as we have been told, but that there was a very specific time, which is well described in the Sumerian clay tablets, when money was introduced as a tool of absolute control and enslavement over humanity, by the ancient royal political elite, whose bloodline descendants continue to use money as a tool of enslavement over the people today.

Five years later, the UBUNTU Liberation Movement was born out of this simple idea and started inspiring people all over the world, filling them with hope for the future and giving millions the confidence that there is a way out of the human misery and enslavement of humanity by the global royal-political and banking elite.

The UBUNTU Party was formed in 2010 in Waterval Boven, South Africa as a political front to raise its credibility among the general population; to reach more people through the mainstream media, and to serve as a platform of protection against possible legal action by the governing elite.

The UBUNTU Party, under the leadership of Michael Tellinger, participated in the South African elections in 2012, 2014, and 2016. Although we did not get a seat in parliament, we achieved what we had intended to do – to plant a seed of consciousness in the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands South Africans, supported by many more millions around the world. Our actions inspired like-minded people in many other countries to do the same and start UBUNTU Parties to contest future elections with the UBUNTU Manifesto and philosophy of Contributionism – which are all downloadable on this site.

The UBUNTU Party participated in the UK elections in 2015, and in Australia in 2016.

Ubuntu & Politics

Ubuntu & Politics

The UBUNTU Movement has withdrawn from all political activity as of November 2016. After 6 years of participation in the political process in South Africa, UK, Australia and Canada, with the belief that we could inject a seed of consciousness into the political beast, we realised that our presence simply created more opposition and division. We also learned many things about politics and how it is controlled by the global elite. This was a journey of gaining great knowledge and experience that brought us to the ONE SMALL TOWN – Can Change The World – strategy. We are now focusing our efforts on the mayors of small towns that want to do good for their community. By being neutral and not connected to any political party, we can approach any mayor, irrespective of what political party they belong to.

Please see our ONE SMALL TOWN video and plan of action:


What is Contributionism

The philosophy of Contributionism is well defined in dozens of articles, documents and our manifesto but the foundation of the movement is the book UBUNTU Contributionism – A Blueprint For Human Prosperity, which was crafted by Michael Tellinger over the period of one decade from 2005 to 2014.

Contributionism is a modern application of UBUNTU. The meaning is in the name itself. Contribution-ism is a system where everyone contributes their skills and talents for the benefit of everyone in their community – and the entire community benefits from the collaborative efforts of everyone.

It is NOT like any other …ISM we have ever had. All other systems have always used MONEY, BARTER or TRADE in some fashion as the foundation of its operating structure. Recent archaeological discoveries show surprising evidence that ancient civilisations and communities did not use money and they did not practice bartering or trading in any form.

Barter and trade is not a solution as many believe. It is just another form of money. He who has more to trade will eventually control all of the trading and everyone around them. It creates the perception of VALUE attached to material possessions and services and allows individuals to abuse the system in their favour at the expense of others.

Five simple principles

  1. No MONEY
  2. No BARTER
  3. No TRADE
  4. No VALUE attached to anything, that is greater than anything else – because all of our contributions should always be seen as equally valuable to the community.
  5. A community where everyone contributes their talents and skills for the benefit of the entire community.
The Ubuntu Book

About the Ubuntu Book

If you are new to the UBUNTU Movement, it is recommended that you read the book. It is filled with critical knowledge about many diverse aspects of our reality. It will give you a deeper insight into the world around us, the true origins of money and how we are kept in a state of perpetual slavery by the system that has been impose on all of us – rich or poor.

Then look at the simple solutions that have evolved as the Contributionism philosophy has evolved since 2005, and then share your knowledge with everyone – once you have a deeper grasp of the simplicity of our plan and the volume of research behind it. Go out and tell everyone about the UBUNTU Movement and our simple plan of action.


2004: Discovery of the true origins of money.
Michael Tellinger discovers the true origins of money while researching the origins of humankind for his book “Slave Species of god” (Slave Species of the Gods). He realises that money did not evolve from thousands of years of barter and trade as we are told, but rather, that money was introduced to humanity by the first Priest Kings, who mysterious appeared on Earth out of the blue – between 6,000 – 10,000 years ago. The Sumerian Kings Lists clay tablets, very clearly describe the time when “Kingdom was lowered to Earth from Heaven” the first Priest Kings were appointed by the gods – to rule over humanity. This is where we find the origins of the first Royal Bloodlines, who still control the world today. These first Kings were given fierce weapons of mass destruction by the gods to control humanity and “smite” the disobedient humans if they did not comply with the LAWS of the royalty.
These first kings suddenly owned all the land, had treaties between themselves, created the first LAWS, and build their large palaces called TEMPLES. These temples became the first BANKS from where the KINGS started to issue the first money in the form of clay tablets. People were asked to bring in their silver and gold, and exchange it for Clay Tablets as a form of a Bill of Exchange; Promissory Note or Cheque. These were the very first “liquid negotiable instruments” that worked in exactly the same way that our modern banking works today. The royalty simply created money out of thin air, the way our banks create money today, and in this way stole all the silver and gold from the people. The same way that banks steal all the physical assets from the people today which is taken as collateral when people take loans from banks. Michael realises that money was introduced as a complete well-designed tool of enslavement over the people of the world.